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The Rock From Above

Picture shamelessly stolen from Pie and Bovril, contributed by user AlwaysAPar.

Dumbarton F C’s stadium in the shadow of Dumbarton Rock:-

The Rock

Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld

Home of Clyde F C (and also of Cumbernauld Colts F C.)

From west (away) car park:-

Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld From West Car Park

Main and south stands from east (home) car park:-

Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld, Main and South Stands

Main stand from north-east (stitched photo):-

Broadwood Stadium, Mainstand (Stitch)

West stand from main stand:-

West Stand, Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld

South stand from main stand, part of west stand to right:-

South Stand, Broadwood Stadium

View along main stand towards south stand:-

View Along Main Stand, Broadwood Stadium

There is no stand at the north end of Broadwood Stadium. In that it resembles the west end of Kilbowie Park, once the home of Clydebank F C, which housed the social club.

It’s not quite so stark as the east end of Firs Park, Falkirk, which had a concrete wall built to stop the ball ending up on an access road when a retail park was built on the ground’s west side.

North end, Broadwood Stadium:-

North End, Broadwood Stadium

Firs Park, Falkirk

This is sad viewing. The former home of East Stirlingshire FC now gone to rack and ruin.

I used to like going to Firs Park to see the Sons play there. It might have been utterly basic but it was a proper old style football ground.

It was certainly diminished by having that concrete wall built at one end of the ground behind the goal to stop the ball going on to the Retail Park’s access road but it’s really sad to see the state it’s in now.

I see the club has ended its rental agreement with Stenhousemuir at Ochilview to become tenants of Falkirk FC at the Falkirk Stadium. Imposing surroundings for the Lowland League even if Stirling University have been playing there too recently.

New Dundas Park

At the risk of giving Sons fans even more kittens than they have already this season here are some photos of New Dundas Park, home of Bonnyrigg Rose F C, which I took in November 2016.

It’s a lovely old-fashioned place, with an earth mound for a terrace on the side opposite the entrance and you can walk all the way round.

It’s approached up a small lane:-

New Dundas Park Entrance Lane

There was a queue to get in that day:-

New Dundas Park 2

The entrance gates are finely wrought:-

New Dundas Park Gates

South terracing and goal from west terracing:-

New Dundas Park 4

View from southwest corner:-

New Dundas Park 5

From southeast corner looking west:-

New Dundas Park 6

From southeast corner looking northwest:-

New Dundas Park 7

North terracing and goal from east terracing:-

New Dundas Park 8

South terracing and goal from east terracing:-

New Dundas Park 9

North terracing and goal from east terracing (north):-

New Dundas Park 10

South and west terracing from north-east corner:-

New Dundas Park 11

Tannadice Park, Dundee (ii)

Eddie Thompson Stand with Jerry Kerr Stand to right:-

Eddie Thompson Stand,Tannadice Park, Dundee

George Fox Stand:-

George Fox Stand, Tannadice Park, Dundee

West Stand:-

West Stand, Tannadice Park, Dundee

Main Stand, (Jim McLean Fair Play Stand?):-

Main Stand, Tannadice Park, Dundee

Tannadice Park, Dundee (i)

Tannadice Park is the home of Dundee United F C.

The ground sits between Tannadice and Sandeman Streets.

Main Stand from Tannadice Street (west):-

Tannadice Park, Dundee

George Fox and Jim Mclean Fair Play Stands with west stand (lower in profile) between them. From Sandeman Street:-

Tannadice Park, Dundee From north-west

The George Fox Stand from west:-

The George Fox Stand, Tannadice Park, Dundee

The George Fox Stand from east with Eddie Thompson Stand to left:-

Tannadice Park, Dundee, George Fox Stand

Eddie Thompson Stand (and side of George Fox Stand,) from Arklay Street:-

Eddie Thompson Stand, Tannadice Park, Dundee

Stadium from Tannadice Street east. Jerry Kerr Stand. Dens Park* in background. Art Deco roofline on Superstore and Ticket Centre to left:-

Tannadice Park, Dundee from Tannadice Street

Jerry Kerr and Eddie Thompson Stands:-

Stands at Tannadice Park, Dundee

Dens Park from Tannadice Park:-

Dens Park, Dundee, from Tannadice Park

*The two stadiums are the closest grounds to each other in senior British football. See some of my photos of Dens Park here.

Tynecastle Stadium

Home of Heart of Midlothian FC, otherwise known as Hearts – aka the Jam Tarts or Jambos.

Main Stand from outside:-

Side of Roseburn Stand:-

Wheatfield Stand from Roseburn Stand:-

Gorgie Family Stand from Roseburn Stand:-

Main Stand from Roseburn Stand:-

Easter Road Stadium

Home of Hibernian FC.

I took these at the League Cup game in August, not the 0-0 last week.

From the access road:-

Main Stand Exterior:-

South Stand Exterior:-

East Stand:-

North Stand:-

Main Stand:-

The teams at kick off. You can just about see the hoops on the front of the Sons strip on a couple of our players. It’s a particularly horrible shade of green Hibs are wearing this season. And no white sleeves. Poor show.

Stark’s Park, Kirkcaldy (iii)

Yes, I know I’ve done this one twice before but on Saturday last we Sons fans had a new angle on the ground from the Railway Stand:-

Main and South Stands:-

The North Stand – named for local author and avid Rover Val McDermid. (It takes all sorts I suppose):-

Dens Park Dundee (ii)

The Bobby Cox Stand – at Provost Road end:-

Main Stand. Angled bend is quite prominent:-

Bob Shankly Stand. Tannadice Street end:-

Small stand opposite Main Stand. I believe this one is known as the Derry. Note Dundee Law in background on right:-

Sons fans crammed into end part of Main Stand, 3/5/14:-

End of game applause (and Dundee fans’ pitch invasion) 3/5/14:-

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