These are views of a long-gone Edinburgh sports ground, Old Meadowbank, which was demolished in the 1960s to make way for the Commonwealth Games athletics stadium. In its later years it was primarily used by the Edinburgh Monarchs speedway team, who packed them in if this picture is anything to go by. However, it was also a football ground - you can see the goalposts above - and was home to Leith Athletic until their demise in 1953. These photos have not been published before, they came from a private collection, and are perhaps the only colour images of the ground.
All blog posts, unless stated, are written by Andy Mitchell, who is researching Scottish sport on a regular basis.