Athletics track gets go-ahead

A NEW synthetic athletic track is set to be built at a Lothian sports centre after the plans were approved by council chiefs.

The proposals were put forward by East Lothian Council to lay the track at Meadowmill Sports Centre, near Prestonpans.

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The all-weather athletics track will also have a grass sports pitch for field events including javelin, hammer and discus throwing, jumping track and pits for triple and long jump events, a high jump arena and floodlighting for year-round use.