Frequently Asked Questions about BT Murrayfield

Frequently asked questions about international match days at BT Murrayfield

SCOTLAND v ITALY, Saturday 29th August, 3.15pm

Everything you need to know
Whether you’re a seasoned supporter and have been to BT Murrayfield many times or you’re a complete novice with no idea what to expect on match day at the home of Scottish rugby, you should find out everything you need to know here. If not, email us ( and tell us what you would like to know.

Please allow extra journey time
With the International Festival and Fringe in full swing, this is the busiest time of year in Edinburgh. Therefore, please allow extra time for your journey to BT Murrayfield for the game, as public transport in particular is expected to be very busy.

Get there early!
The best thing to do is to get to get to the stadium early. The stadium will be packed with fun things to see and do in the build-up to the match, including a performance by the world-famous DJ Tom Loud, who’s bringing his globally recognised Hot Dub Time Machine show as part of the pre-match entertainment.  The global sell-out phenomenon will be taking supporters on a journey through the years to help create a party atmosphere for all ages.  Hot Dub Time Machine joins a fantastic programme of entertainment, including beach party activities, inflatable games, face painting, dance workshops and the usual food and drink, before the rugby kicks off and the teams get down to business.

It’s a Beach Party!
To celebrate the opportunity of enjoying international rugby during the height of the summer, the Scotland v Italy game has a Beach Party theme and supporters are being encouraged to get creative and come along in fancy dress! Anything from Baywatch to Hawaii Five-O, bikinis to Budgy Smugglers, we want you to get into the beach theme. So dig out those sunnies and come ready to join the party!

Key Timings
11:00     Turnstiles open
11:45     Heriot’s v Boroughmuir, BT Charity Shield, kick-off (until 13:20 apprix)
13:45     Scotland Team Bus arrives
14:45     Hot Dub Time Machine performance
15:15     Scotland v Italy kick-off (until 16:50 approx.)
18:00     Bars & Food Stall close

Finally, please note that for this game there will NOT be a cash machine at the stadium. The closest facilities are at the local Sainsbury’s on the Western Approach Road, or at Tesco on Roseburn Street, both within a 5 minute walk from the stadium.