Stranraer FC have agreed to move our IRN-BRU Cup 2nd round tie with Partick Thistle Colts to a new date.
The tie - originally scheduled for the Saturday - will now take place on Friday 1 September at 7.45pm, after discussions between both clubs and the SPFL.
A full weekend closure of the A77 from 8pm on the Friday would have meant a lengthy diversion in both directions for both teams, match officials and travelling supporters on the Saturday.
This will now affect just the return leg of the journey on Friday evening.
There were also delays foreseen due to the Scottish International Airshow at Ayr on the Saturday, which will now be completely avoided.
Consideration was given to the fact that the new date clashes with an international match. However, as Scotland are away, and a high attendance is not expected, we trust this will affect few supporters.
Our last Friday night fixture provided our highest attendance of the season.
Although that is not expected again, we see this as an opportunity to test the waters with a new experiment, and give supporters the chance to do something else with their weekend.