Local MSP, Colin Beattie, has welcomed the changes made by Musselburgh Racecourse to facilitate a Covid-19 safe environment for their customers. The racecourse is currently operating with racing behind closed doors, however the MSP undertook a visit to this local venue to view the changes which they have made to keep those visiting protected against Covid-19.
Colin Beattie MSP commented:
“I was delighted to receive an invite from Musselburgh Racecourse so that I could see the measures they had put in place to keep those visiting the business safe, and to open up options for reopening to the public in the near future. The racecourse is a cornerstone in the constituency, which attracts visitors from far and wide through its strong reputation, and in my mind it is imperative that they are well supported at this time.
“Meeting with some of the management team at the site has filled me with confidence that the racecourse has put in place enough safety measures to easily cope with spectators when this is deemed appropriate by the Scottish Government. I would like to thank both Bill Farnsworth, General Manager, and Phil Duncan, Operations Manager, from the racecourse for demonstrating the efforts the racecourse have gone to in keeping their visitors Covid safe. I understand that, like with other sports, the industry is keen to have spectators once again and I hope that soon it will be safe to do this.
“I also hope that as there is a relaxation of the Covid Level which East Lothian falls into, there may be a wider choice of entertainment and hospitality at the venue, which would certainly be a positive for the business.
“Musselburgh Racecourse is yet another excellent example of how local businesses are adapting to the necessary changes to protect clients against Covid-19, and I hope to continue working with them until they can have visitors once more. I am sure we are all looking forward to a time where this venue can once again welcome crowds of people and provide the opportunity for excellent entertainment in the area.”