A Brief History of Time…… Our game against Huntly tonight, Friday 3rd September 2021, marks 100 years to the day of the Bellslea Stand being opened. Below are some clippings from the Fraserburgh Herald at the time.
At the cost of over £2,000, with changing rooms and members billiard room, the opening ceremony included a game against Dundee on 3rd September 1921. The stand we see now replaced the Pavilion, which stood for the previous 22 years (Built for the sum of £60 !)
It has stood through the passing of King George V, King George VI, a World War, Great Depression, Global Pandemic, 24 Prime Ministers and two fires !
The stand was wired up for a telephone, then fax machine, internet dial up, Wi-Fi and now boasts an Artificial Intelligence camera system to broadcast all our home games globally.
It has been used by the biggest teams in Scotland – the Dundee team that suffered defeat in the biggest Scottish Cup upset in history, the Lisbon Lions and more recently Glasgow Rangers, when it was fully fitted out to satellite for Sky TV (Twice !).
In 2014 it was renamed the Jim Adams Stand, in memory of our Honorary Chairman who served the club so well.
It has been an iconic part of the town over this time and has served the club very well over the years. If only those walls could talk….. Happy Birthday Grandstand !