The Scottish climate never ceases to amaze.
Just when you think the worst of the weather is over until winter comes round again, it chucks it down for three days solid leaving a Saturday’s plans in tatters.
My original plan was to head through to the West to visit either Arthurlie’s Dunterlie Park or Kilbirnie Ladeside’s Valefield, both of which would have been new grounds.
Flicking incessantly between Pie and Bovril, the West Region fixtures page and the Scottish Juniors list emails on my phone, I established that Arthurlie v Petershill was a goner before leaving Glasgow Central station.
The Kilbirnie v Girvan game was still on as far as I knew, though, so I made my way southward to Glengarnock, the station which serves Kilbirnie.
Only when I got to within ten minutes of there did I belatedly find out that Valefield have been declared unplayable at 12.30pm.
Plan C was quickly drawn up and I stayed on the train until Kilwinning to see if their game against East Kilbride Thistle had beaten the weather. With no indication on any of my online sources, I crossed my fingers and wandered up to Abbey Park, only to find it deserted.
For a few seconds I pondered a late dash to either Kilmarnock or St Mirren, both of whom kicking off at 3.00pm in the SPL, but I decided just to cut my losses and head home.
So it was a rare blank Saturday, with only a couple of pictures of Abbey Park, taken through a fence to show for a couple of lengthy train journies. 😦