25 pictures that chart the history of Murrayfield Stadium

We take a look at the history of one of Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks, Murrayfield stadium.

Friday, 7th June 2019, 11:11 am
Murrayfield

As Scotland's largest stadium, Murrayfield is one of Edinburgh's most loved attractions and event spaces and has, over the years, seen record-breaking crowds. As the home of Scottish rugby union, many fans have seen our national team triumph and shared in the heartbreak of defeat. Here we take a look at some of the stadium's historic moments.

Groundsmen spread disinfected sawdust at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh as a foot and mouth precaution 1967.
Scottish team members Iwan Tukalo, Sean Lineen and Scott Hastings singing before the Scotland v England Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfield in the Five Nations rugby tournament, March 1990.
The Highland Games hurdles race at Murrayfield in 1963.

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A view of the Scottish rugby team training at Murrayfield in 1969.
A view of the action from the Scotland versus Ireland match at Murrayfield Stadium in 1968.
Rugby at Murrayfield - Bruntsfield v Corstorphine - 7-a-side in 1964.
Police hold back the rugby crowd after Scotland beats England at Murrayfield in March 1970.
Scotland v England Five Nations 1990 at Murrayfield - David Sole walks off the pitch in triumph after the game.
Highland Games at Murrayfield 100 yard race in 1963. The Winner was H.Figeys of Belgium.
Scoreboard at the Scotland v England rugby international at Murrayfield in March 1971 where Scotland went on to win.
Team captain David Sole (wearing a tartan tammy) leads the squad off the pitch at Murrayfield after their 13-7 Calcutta Cup win over England in the Five Nations rugby tournament, March 1990.
Some of the Scotland rugby squad singing in the changing rooms at Murrayfield after their 13-7 Calcutta Cup win over England in the Five Nations rugby tournament, March 1990.
Young French supporters cheer on their side at the Scotland v France Five Nations international rugby match at Murrayfield in February 1990. The match ended 21-0 to Scotland.
Action from the Scotland v England Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfield in the Five Nations rugby tournament, March 1990. Final score 13-7 to Scotland.
Foundation piles for a grandstand begin to sprout on the old East Terracing at Murrayfield.
Building work continues at Murrayfield rugby stadium in April 1993, transforming it into an all-seater,
Building work continues at Murrayfield rugby stadium, transforming it into an all-seater, April 1993.
SRU groundsman Craig Cooke puts a square of turf into a box. The turf is from where Tony Stanger scored his winning Grand Slam try in 1990.
The SRU replaced the grass with a Desso surface after the turf was damaged by nematodes.
After the grandstand was completed,Murrayfield now looks as we know it today.
Scotland v Argentina, Murrayfield in 1990. Final score 49-3 to Scotland. Scott Hastings chases the ball as Craig Chalmers and Tony Stanger look on.
The stadium in 2005.
A painter painting the exterior in 2006.
Ticket entrances and exterior in 2005.
The war memorial that pays tribute to players who died during the First World War.