Ex-Statutory repairs chief advising Hearts bid

Dave Anderson. Picture: Toby Williams
Dave Anderson. Picture: Toby Williams
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A FORMER top city council official is advising businessman Bob Jamieson on his bid to buy Hearts and sell off the club’s Tynecastle ground.

Dave Anderson, who resigned as director of city development in the wake of the property repairs scandal, said he was acting in an unpaid capacity with Mr Jamieson, boss of Kex Shoes Ltd, who has joined forces with Jon Pritchett of Club 9 Sports, one of the key players in American businessman Bill Miller’s attempt to take control at Rangers.

During his time at the council Mr Anderson was involved in producing a report which said refurbishment of the Tynecastle stadium was “not a viable option”.

Mr Anderson, who was paid £123,535 a year, was suspended by the council in June last year over claims he failed adequately to investigate the property repairs scandal. He resigned from the post in November. There was no suggestion he had been involved in any alleged corruption.