1871 rugby ground revamp moves closer to reality

Artist's impression of the new stand. Picture: Michael Laird Architects
Artist's impression of the new stand. Picture: Michael Laird Architects
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THE revamp of a historic ground which hosted the first international rugby match in 1871 has taken a step forward.

Robertson Central has been appointed principal construction contractor for redevelopment work at Raeburn Place in Stockbridge.

Scotland vs England at Raeburn Place.

Scotland vs England at Raeburn Place.

Once completed, the renewed ground will provide “first-class facilities” open to all, including changing rooms, rugby pitch and purpose-built gym – and even a Museum of International Rugby.

David Newlands, chairman of the Raeburn Place Foundation, said: “This is an exciting moment for everyone who has been involved in the planning of this project.”