21 October 2006
Stewart’s Melville 12 -14 Selkirk
The school playing fields can be found a few miles to the north at Inverleith, and it is here Stewart’s Melville F.P. Rugby Club play their home matches in front at an absolute whopper of a stand. Running almost the whole length of the pitch the construction is a marvellous three gabled job. To be fair, the other three sides of the ground are undeveloped, but with a stand like this who cares.
The ground was originally owned by the Scottish Rugby Union, who used it to host international matches from 1899-1925, prior to decamping to Murrayfield. But whether this stand was in place during this period I am unsure, although I rather doubt it.
|Welcome to Inverleith.|
|Behind the stand.|
|View from the stand.|
|Scrum down, Chaps.|
|Somebody scores a try!|
|Panorama of Stewart's Melville's Inverleith, Edinburgh.|