Linlithgow Rose is committed to ensuring that access to the football club for disabled and less-able supporters and staff is as effective and efficient as we can make it and that they are able to enjoy their time with us at Prestonfield.
Linlithgow Rose will ensure that there is no discrimination between disabled people with differing impairments and will make every effort to comply fully with its legal obligations as set out in the Equalities Act 2010.
The club has further improved accessibility for all by responding to a full review undertaken in 2017 by our friends from Disability West Lothian. In the last 15 months we have:
Created a disabled viewing platform with a covered shelter to allow unobstructed viewing for its users (on the same level as the accessible toilet)
Replaced existing ramps on the terracing to reduce the gradient
Added a handrail to existing accessible access paths and ramps
Added a handrail beside the ramp to the accessible toilet
Added a handrail to steps on the stand side terracing
Added a handrail from the bottom to the top of the terracing near the tea hut
These steps are a sign of our commitment to ensuring that Prestonfield – a “traditional” rather than flat-standing stadium is as accessible as we can make it.
The committee are fully aware of their responsibilities in supporting people who need a little extra assistance. There is always someone available to open the main gate for supporters using wheelchairs or mobility scooters. The main stand is always attended by a committee member with a responsibility for ensuring all patrons reach their seats safely.
Complaints or suggestions for improvement will be discussed and acted upon at a full committee meeting.
Any complaint of discrimination by our staff or customers will be fully examined by the Committee at their first available meeting.
Disabled Parking is available in the Car Park with the spaces close to the East Gate. A path runs from the car park to the terracing on the north side of the ground where the covered, accessible viewing shelter is to be installed.
LAST UPDATE April 2019