New Games Facility for Upperton Village Officially Opened


The village of Upperton has marked the official opening of its new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA). The facility, designed for a variety of sports including football, netball, tennis and basketball, will play a key role in the local community, providing a modern safe place to play and socialise.

The MUGA was funded in partnership between a number of organisations and companies including; Muirhall Energy, FCC Communities Foundation, Viridor, North Lanarkshire Council, Community Action Lanarkshire, The Rural Development Trust and The Woodland Trust. The funds received allowed the Upperton Residents Association to purchase the land, secure planning permission for the site and also help pay for benches and landscaping.

The opening was attended by Sophie Cade from FCC Communities Foundation, Peter Marshall from Muirhall Energy, Councillor Alan Beveridge, Jan Wilson from the Upperton Residents Association, Kirsten Robb from Community Action Lanarkshire and Sonia Pitman from North Lanarkshire Council. They were also joined by local children: Dexter Wilson, Kyle Ross and Shae Porter.

Jan Wilson, representing the Upperton Residents Association said:

“The MUGA has given the whole community so much hope and positivity. There was no safe area for the children to play or a place for the local community to meet and socialise until now. I would like to thank everyone that supported this project to make it happen.

“We are delighted that we now have this safe play area that children and adults can enjoy”.