Chairman insists Rothes will survive winding-up order

Fears over the future for Rothes FC
Fears over the future for Rothes FC

A MORAY FOOTBALL CLUB insist that it will be business as usual despite their facing a winding up order over an unpaid tax bill.

Rothes FC are reported to be facing a £30,000 tax demand with a winding-up order applied for at Elgin Sheriff Court by HM Revenue and Customs.

However, club officials insist that they are not ready to panic over the issue just yet, insisting that they will kick off the new Highland League season – and see it out to the end.

Club chairman Robbie Thomson told the Press and Journal newspaper: “We are not panicking – we don’t know how much we are having to pay and how long we will have to pay it back.

“We have to go back to speak to the solicitors again because we are at a very early stage.”

The new season is due to start for Rothes on July 18 with home match against Fort William, but Mr Thomson insists that they will kick off the campaign: “We will be there for the whole season.

“We will manage to raise the money, we have been in a situation like this before and the Thomson family itself has put a lot of money into the club before. We fight every single day for the football club and we will ensure the club’s future again.

“We own our own ground and there are a lot of clubs in a worse state than we are.”