Edinburgh’s top athletics stadium has seen many top athletics events over the years including the Commonwealth Games in 1970 and 1986, as well non-athletics events like Edinburgh Rugby matches and football matches involving home sides Spartans, Edinburgh City and Meadowbank Thistle, having previously been a popular speedway track for many years.
9. The latest chapter
The current Meadowbank Stadium/Sports complex pictured on the day it was opened to the public in July, 2022. Photo: LISA FERGUSON
10. Bridge building
The Army constructed this pedestrian bridge over London Road to Meadowbank Stadium before the Commonwealth Games of 1970. Photo: Alex Brown
11. Rugby action
Professional rugby union club Edinburgh Gunners used the venue from 2002 until they moved to Murrayfield Stadium in 2004. Edinburgh are pictured in action at Meadowbank in 2012 taking on Connacht, Edinburgh's Graeme Burns holds onto the ball whilst being tackled. Photo: Malcolm Irving
The new tartan designed for the Commonwealth Games is shown off at Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh in 1970. Photo: Ian Porteous