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.
25. Capital footballers
Former Hearts and Hibs players at Meadowbank Stadium for their charity football match in aid of the British Heart Foundation in June 1970. Photo: Alan Ledgerwood
26. Conga time!
Competitors weaving a conga in and out of the pipers at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games at Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh in July 1970. Photo: Archives
27. Making a splash
The Edinburgh Universities Athletics meeting at Meadowbank Stadium in May 1970 - A Dean falls in the 3000 metres steeplechase. Photo: Denis Straughan
The old stadium was looking rather tired when this photo was taken in 2013 after the initial redevelopment plans were given the go-ahead. In July 2018, the council approved detailed plans for the new Meadowbank Sports Centre and the redevelopment of land surrounding it for housing, student accommodation, hotel and commercial use Photo: Cate Gillon