Crisis over for Rothes as benefactors step in

Rothes FC - facing liquidation order
Rothes FC – no court appearance as benefactors step in

ROTHES FOOTBALL CLUB will not face a winding up order at Elgin Sheriff Court today thanks to action taken by fans to pay off their tax debt.

The club were expected to defend a liquidation order in court this morning – however, in a statement last night it was revealed that unnamed supporters had come forward and paid off the bulk of the debt.

It had been revealed last month that Rothes were facing an unpaid tax bill which is believed to have been around £33,000 – £13,000 of which was penalties added because of an unpaid £20,000 bill.

Supporters were relieved last night when a statement appeared on the club’s Facebook page announcing that no court appearance was required.

The statement said: “It is with great delight I can announce Rothes FC will not be appearing in court tomorrow in regards to closing our club down. Due to certain people paying a bulk of our debt we are a club again but we must work hard.

“A huge thank you to all involved in saving our club – now let us build it stronger than it has ever been.”

Local councillor and supporter Pear Paul said: “There is great hope in the town that Rothes FC would find a way to keep going and I’m sure people will be happy the club now has a future – everyone wanted to keep the club going.”