They may currently play at Ainslie Park but it ain’t their home. Meadowbank Stadium is Home.
It’s been called home to quite a lot of other organisations and events along the way. Two Commonwealth Games (1970 & 1986), Meadowbank Thistle until 1995, Rugby games, Concerts (I saw Radiohead there a while back), and of course Edinburgh City.
I had a very nice chat with the thoroughly lovely Mark last week regarding Scottish Football Stadium Prints. Among other things we discussed my process, my motivations, and Football Fans love of their home ground pies.
Finding and celebrating the things that make Scottish Home Grounds Special
The mission of Scottish Football Stadium Prints is to find out directly from the fans what they think makes their home ground special. Hedges, Ship building cranes and the Highest floodlights in Scotland.
We take those thoughts and ideas and put them into a series of prints covering all 42 senior football clubs in Scotland. As much research and effort goes into producing out Berwick Rangers’ Print as into our vision for Celtic.
Home pulls together all our efforts and catalogues them into one book.
The Rock (or The YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium for sponsorship purposes) may not be the largest of Stadiums but goodness me is it in a pretty special location. With the Dumbarton Rock towering above it and the the River Leven, feeding into the world famous River Clyde, within a stones throw away makes for pretty epic surroundings.
And it’s been decided. The must have look this season is the Cappielow t-shirt.
The fashion world has united behind this ‘stunning’ and ‘effortlessly trendy’ Greenock Morton t-shirt. The praise has been unequivocal. Anyone who is anyone simply must get their hands on this Cappielow t-shirt.
It’s been a tough season for Brechin Fans but it’s never a mugs game. We knew it’d be hard going. We are part time playing in a predominantly full time league. And the long term sustainability of the club has to come before staying in the Championship (that’s my tuppence worth anyway).
It’s been great so far visiting some new grounds. Even if the results haven’t gone our way.
It’s been 7 years (was it really that long ago!?) since I experienced the greatest feeling I’ve ever had at the Glebe. Equalising, with just 12 minutes to play, against St Johnstone in the quarter final of the Scottish Cup.
I was stood down behind the goal where Rory McAllister prodded home the goal that would take us to a replay. And the place went MENTAL! Never felt anything like that at the Glebe before or since.
Being at Recreation Park, Alloa, to watch us win promotions was pretty special, and really hits the spot, but for pure emotion nothing will beat that goal.
This print is now available in a size that is nearly as big as the Floodlight above the Jerry Kerr Stand. It’s massive.
And your Wife, Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Husband, whoever, would definitely love it if you bought it and put it up in the livingroom. Probably best to do it while they are out and surprise them when they return.
Montrose fan @cd_smith15 sent us this picture of his Links Park print. He actually bought two. One for his wall and another that he hopes to get signed by the Montrose players to then be auctioned off for Charity.
All the best with that and hopefully you raise a good deal of money for your chosen charity.