Scotland v France
With the Rugby World Cup taking place from September – October, there will be no Autumn Tests in 2019. Instead, Scotland's final preparation for the tournament in Japan are home and away fixtures against France and Georgia. The first home Summer Test, against France on Saturday 24 August (kick-off 1.10pm) has SOLD OUT. It is worth checking the website before the game as any “returns” Scottish Rugby receives for these game will be immediately made available for sale on eticketing.co.uk/scottishrugby/.
As the chance to see Scotland play in the height of the summer only comes around every four years, we’re celebrating by offering even more great activities in the West Fan Village before and after the game! As well as bars serving drinks for all tastes and a brilliant range of food, (everything from venison, pork hog roast and buffalo burgers to Loch Fyne Oysters, stovies, fish & chips and calamari) you can play some fun rugby drills and challenges, try climbing an unclimbable ladder, follow the Insta Photo Tour or have your photo taken with Hamish the Cow to win a mascot prize. Everything will still be there after the game and you can also watch the England v Ireland game on the screen in the West Fan Village (that one kicks off at 3pm) and even after all that there’s still have plenty of time to head into the city-centre to catch one of the hundreds of shows on offer in what is the last weekend of Edinburgh Festival!
10.15 Get to the West Fan Village for a late breakfast!
11.40 Welcome the Scotland Team into the stadium
12.40 Get to your seat to enjoy the pre-Match build-up
13.10 SCOTLAND v FRANCE
15.00 Enjoy a post-match drink and food in the West Fan Village
Watch the England v Ireland game on the big screen
17.00 Head into town on the tram and enjoy a night on the town!
Event Information and FAQs
Ticket Office Opening Times
General: Monday to Friday (10am to 5pm) (Phone lines 10am – 4pm)
Match Week – France– (extended hours): Wednesday to Friday (10am to 8pm),
Match day: 10am to Half Time
Where can I buy match tickets?
Tickets can only be purchased directly from Scottish Rugby website through the link provided here: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/scottishrugby/.
Where do I collect my tickets/passes?
If you purchased tickets from and opted for collection, your tickets will be available to collect from the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre, Gate A, BT Murrayfield Stadium.
As several thousand tickets will be collected on match day, there will be queues and we strongly recommend that you collect your tickets no later than two hours before kick-off. All tickets must be collected by the card holder. Please bring a piece of photographic ID and the card used to make the booking.
I’ve lost my tickets/my tickets haven’t arrived, can you reprint them?
If you have lost, or not received your tickets, by 2 working days before the match, please contact us by email on [email protected]or by replying to your confirmation email. This email should include your full details, the section and seat numbers booked and the reason you are not in possession of the tickets.
If your tickets have been posted to an old address, please attempt to retrieve the tickets before contacting us.
Please note, there will be a charge involved with reprinting tickets.
I need to upgrade a concession ticket to a full adult ticket. What should I do?
Please contact the Customer Services team prior to the game on 0131 346 5160 (Monday – Friday, 10am to 4pm) with your ticket details and a member of staff would be happy to help.
Whilst upgrades can be processed on match-days, we strongly advise supporters to do this in advance to avoid delays.
I have a season pass – how do I enter the stadium?
Scotland Season Pass holders must bring their pass to the stadium on each match day. The pass can then be scanned at any turnstile on entry.
Please ensure you bring the correct Season Pass Card – this will say 2019/20 on the front.
I don’t have a ticket; can I get one outside the stadium on the day?
We would encourage spectators to buy tickets in advance from the Scottish Rugby website
Supporters should not purchase tickets from any unofficial sources prior to or on match day.
Can I buy and sell tickets anywhere else online?
Scottish Rugby do not have an official secondary ticketing partner and therefore tickets should only be purchased from Scottish Rugby directly through the following link - https://www.eticketing.co.uk/scottishrugby/.
Tickets – including those as part of a Scotland Season Pass – cannot be resold. Doing so contravenes our terms and conditions.
Scottish Rugby actively discourage the activities of ticket touts and any tickets for sale on known secondary ticketing websites will be investigated and those seats will be cancelled.
Can I bring my young child?
Children under two are admitted free of charge provided they sit on the parent or guardian’s knee. Matches are however extremely busy events with large crowds and loud music which may not be suitable for very young children.
Baby changing units are available in the disabled toilets in the lower West Stand in both the North and South corners. The doors are marked with baby changing signs.
There is also a parenting room - accessible from the concourse behind the East Stand (north corner). Please ask one of our Blue Crew volunteers or a steward for access to the facility.
There is one dedicated buggy drop off points within the stadium. This is next to the South Tunnel. Please speak with your nearest steward to be directed.
I have problems with my mobility; can I get assistance to my seat?
To make your match day experience as relaxing as possible, our match day assistance team are able to meet you and assist you to your section.
To request stadium support please e-mail [email protected] as early as possible and let us know what assistance is required. Alternatively, call the Ticket Centre on 0131 346 5160 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm). We do advise arranging this prior to match day as demand for this service is extremely high and may reach capacity.
A limited number of wheelchairs are available to assist you on the day, please enquire for more information.
My mobility has been affected since I bought my ticket. What if I’m physically unable to get to my seat?
If there is any change in your circumstances, please contact the Ticket Centre ([email protected]) or 0131 346 5160 in advance of the match.
What do I do if I find someone sitting in my seat with the same ticket, or if there’s a problem with my seat?
Contact your nearest steward; they are there to help you
Travelling to BT Murrayfield
It is imperative you allow plenty of extra time for your journey to the game. There are plenty of activities to enjoy at BT Murrayfield before the match, with lots of food and drink options available.
- 1, 2, 22, 30 at Westfield Road
- 3, 25, 33, 38 at Gorgie Road
- 12, 26, 31 at Corstorphine Road
- 24, 25 & 38 at Corstorphine Road
- 23 & X23 at Westfield Road on Gorgie Road
- 900 at Corstorphine Road
Corstorphine Road from Murrayfield Road, West Coates, Haymarket Station, West Maitland Street and Shandwick Place: Lothian Buses services 12 26 31, AIRLINK 100, First Bus services and Citylink services will be unable serve these stops in either direction, alternative stops are available at Corstorphine Road (west of Murrayfield Road) and at Queensferry Street. Stevenson Road: Services 1 2 22 and 30 will be unable to stop on Stevenson Road, alternative stops are available on Balgreen Road (services 1 2 22) or Gorgie Road (service 30).
Full details of the service alterations can be found at www.lothianbuses.com
ScotRail will be doing all it can to get you to and from Scotland’s home games at BT Murrayfield.
Both before and after the game, extra carriages will be added to key services. There will also be some additional services.
Here’s ScotRail’s top five tips for taking the train to Scotland’s big games:
- Buy your ticket before you board. You’ll need a valid ticket for travel and checks will be in place at many stations – including Haymarket.
- Check your train times. Remember to leave plenty of time to catch any connecting services that you need.
- Listen up! We’ll have extra staff on the ground to help things go smoothly. To help them help you, please listen to their instructions.
- Download the ScotRail app. You can use it to buy tickets, check train times, and see live service information.
- Don’t leave it too late – there will be queuing systems at key stations before and after the game. Services will be busy, and you might not be able to board your first choice of train.
Travelling to Dunbar, North Berwick, or the Borders?
These trains start from Edinburgh Waverley, and don’t stop at Haymarket. As Haymarket station will be very busy after the match, you may find it easier to go straight to Waverley station, rather than changing trains.
For more information, visit scotrail.co.uk/sport.
Edinburgh Trams runs a fast, frequent service to the entrance of BT Murrayfield stadium from Edinburgh Airport, Ingliston Park & Ride, Edinburgh Gateway, Haymarket and the City centre. Extra trams run from every 3 minutes during events to provide extra capacity.
Tickets must be purchased before boarding trams using the ticket machines at tram stops or on the Transport for Edinburgh App. Day return tickets cost just £3.20 within the City Zone or £8.50 from the Airport, please have your ticket ready for inspection at Murrayfield Stadium tram stop.
For more details see www.edinburghtrams.com
Park and Ride
Ferrytoll Park & Ride
A90, Inverkeithing, KY11 1LN
Just north of the Forth Road Bridge in Fife, this site has 1,040 spaces (37 disabled), parking is free and vehicles can be left overnight at no charge.
Opening times: Saturday from 0600 hrs until 0000 hrs, Sunday from 0900 hrs until 1900 hrs.
If you intend to leave your vehicle overnight, please park in the multi-storey car park and provide details of your vehicle registration to the duty supervisor (in the facilities building). There is no direct bus route between Ferrytoll park and ride and BT Murrayfield Stadium, but there are regular buses into the city centre, with many connecting buses to and from the stadium. The following bus services operate between Ferrytoll and Edinburgh:
Stagecoach services X54, 55, X55, X58, X59 and X60
Ingliston Park & Ride
2 Eastfield Road, Newbridge, EH28 8LS
Situated near the airport, this a good option for supporters driving through to Edinburgh from the west of Scotland. There are 1,085 spaces (46 disabled), parking is free but overnight parking is not permitted.
Saturday from 0630 hrs until 0000 hrs
The terminal building is open from 0730 hrs until 1830 hrs
Edinburgh Trams run at least every 10 minutes (about every 5 or 6 minutes immediately before and after the match) from Ingliston and stops at Murrayfield Stadium tram stop. In addition Lothian Buses will operate a special service X12 from Ingliston to Corstorphine Road by BT Murrayfield Stadium. Visit the Lothian Buses website for a full timetable.
Hermiston Park & Ride
Riccarton Mains Road, Currie, Midlothian, EH14 5PX
Near Heriot-Watt University campus, the site has 450 spaces (22 disabled) and parking is free (maximum vehicle height 1.9m/6ft 3in).
Parking is available 24 hours a day, for no more than 24 hours at a time
Lothian Buses service 25 serves Hermiston, and stops at Saughton and Gorgie, less than a ten-minute walk to the south of the stadium. Visit the Lothian Buses website for a full timetable.
Sheriffhall Park & Ride
Old Dalkeith Road, Dalkeith, EH22 1FF
Near the A7, the site has 561 spaces (15 disabled), is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and parking is free.
The terminal building is closed at weekends, but bus tickets can be bought on board the bus.
Lothian Buses service 33 calls at Sheriffhall and stops on Gorgie Road, less than a ten-minute walk to the south of the stadium. Visit the Lothian Buses website for a full timetable.
Wallyford Park & Ride
A199, Haddington Road, Musselburgh, EH21 8JX
Off the A1, the site has 300 spaces (13 disabled), is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and parking is free.
No terminal building, but bus tickets can be bought on board the bus.
There is no direct bus route between Wallyford park and ride and BT Murrayfield Stadium, but there are regular buses into the city centre, with many connecting buses to and from the stadium.
Straiton Park & Ride
Straiton Road, Straiton, EH20 9NW
Just off the Edinburgh City Bypass, the site has 600 spaces (37 disabled) and parking is free. Maximum vehicle height is 1.9m (6ft 3in) and it is open seven days a week, from 6am until midnight.
There is no direct bus route between Straiton park and ride and BT Murrayfield Stadium, but there are regular buses into the city centre, with many connecting buses to and from the stadium.
Restrictions & Diversions
Road Closures & Restrictions
There are a number of temporary traffic restrictions in place on nearby streets on matchday. Visit the Edinburgh Council website for full details of traffic and parking restrictions. Supporters attending any of the fixtures using any nearby on-street parking are advised to check the timings of the road closures as you may be parked within an area that is affected by the various post-match closures. Access/egress will not be available during the road closure times and includes popular areas in Haymarket Yards, the Stanhope area, Wester Coates area, Balbirnie Place and parts of the Roseburn area.
To ensure pedestrian safety and to minimise traffic disruption, pedestrian movement will be safely managed around the Haymarket area following the match.
Those heading back into the city centre or Haymarket Station may experience delays due to the width available for the number of supporters heading along this corridor. Alternative routes back to the city centre are available via Magdala Crescent, Coates Gardens or Rosebery Crescent. Access into Haymarket Station will be managed across the tram tracks. Trams will still be running so please be patient and take advice from the stewards and Police who are there to ensure your safety.
Unlike previous fixtures there will be NO route back to the city centre/Haymarket Station via Balbirnie Place/Haymarket Yards. Pedestrians heading along Russell Road will be directed to Dalry Road as an alternative route back to the City Centre. Please note that these diversions will not add any significant length onto your route and will have no affect to your journey times as delays to pedestrian movement will be reduced. Please note these measures are introduced for your own safety and the safety of other road users. Further assistance and instruction will be given to those patrons travelling by rail as they near Haymarket Station.
It is imperative you allow plenty of extra time for your journey to the game. There are plenty of activities to enjoy at BT Murrayfield before the match, with lots of food and drink options available.
Where are the turnstiles?
Turnstiles are situated at each side of the ground so no matter which direction you’re coming from, you’ll easily be able to get into the stadium.
North: accessible from Corstorphine Road and along Riversdale Crescent, the turnstiles are beside Murrayfield Ice Rink.
North East: access from Roseburn Crescent, which runs along the south edge of Roseburn Park.
South and East: the main bank of turnstiles off Roseburn Street.
West: turnstile lane are located behind the west stand and can be accessed from Riversdale Crescent, Roseburn Street and Baird Drive Bridge over the training pitches.
When do the turnstiles open?
West Fan Village: 10:15 (Accessed via Gate B off Roseburn Street, via Gate D off Riversdale Crescent and behind the Ice Rink and via Baird Drive Bridge over the pitches)
Hospitality Turnstiles: 10:15
General Turnstiles: 11.15
West Fan Village: 16:30 (Accessed via Gate B off Roseburn Street, via Gate D off Riversdale Crescent and behind the Ice Rink and via Baird Drive Bridge over the pitches)
Hospitality Turnstiles: 16:30
General Turnstiles: 17:30
Large crowds are expected, and we recommend that supporters in possession of their tickets arrive at the turnstiles no later than 30 minutes before kick-off to ensure they reach their seats on time.
Car Parking at BT Murrayfield
Where can I park?
Public parking at BT Murrayfield Stadium is now available to purchase for the Summer Tests. These can be purchased online at
I have a large vehicle. Can I park in the BT Murrayfield car park?
The BT Murrayfield car park can accommodate vehicles no bigger than the size of a standard car or people carrier. Minibuses, coaches, motorhomes and similar are not permitted entry. In the interests of safety, neither dogs nor barbeques will be allowed in this parking area.
When does it open and close?
All vehicles should arrive no later than an hour before kick-off due to pedestrian access.
Can I park overnight?
Vehicles cannot be left overnight; the car park will close at the following times;
What facilities are available in the car park?
You are welcome to ‘park and picnic’, by bringing your own food and beverages into the car park area to enjoy before and after the match.
Supporters should note that they are not permitted to bring alcohol from the car park into the stadium. Toilet facilities are available in the car park area.
Will I get back into the stadium if I have to return to the car park?
Please speak to the nearest steward in the West Fan Village if you need to pass in and out between the stadium and car park.
How quickly will I be able to leave after the game?
Due to the large number of pedestrians leaving the stadium by the west exit after the final whistle, drivers should be aware that there will be a delay of approximately 60 minutes leaving the car park.
Supporter safety is paramount so please heed the directions of the stewards on duty in the parking area and the police in the adjacent streets. Food, beverages and entertainment will be available at the stadium following the game and you are welcome to delay your departure by enjoying the facilities on offer.
Once you have left the stadium please ensure you make use of bus lanes in order to help keep the traffic moving and ease the congestion on the surrounding roads.
Is there parking for disabled supporters?
Accessible Car Parking is now at capacity for both Summer Test matches. In order to make your matchday experience as easy as possible we do operate a drop off service on Riversdale Crescent or Roseburn Street, 2 hours prior to kick off.
For France Roseburn Street is expected to be closed from approximately 12:30pm to 5:00pm, depending on how busy the area is with pedestrians. The Police may decide to put this road closure on slightly later if it’s not too busy but we won’t know this until the day.
On Riversdale Crescent there is no road closure, however this area gets very busy and Riversdale Bridge, which is used to access the Ice Rink car park and North Stand turnstiles, is expected to be closed from 12:45pm to 5:00pm.
Where can I park my coach or minibus?
Coach and minibus parking is not available at BT Murrayfield Stadium.
Coaches and minibuses are directed to parking areas along the A8 Corstorphine Road. All coach and minibus drivers should approach BT Murrayfield from the A8 Corstorphine Road where they will be directed to park by marshals in orange jackets.
It is vital that drivers co-operate and follow instructions and directions to ensure maximum capacity. Coaches and minibuses should not arrive more than three hours before kick-off (10:15 for France or 16:30 for Georgia). The first vehicles to arrive will be parked nearest to the stadium, facing west to ensure an easier departure.
What can I bring to the matches?
Bags, Rucksacks or suitcases
IMPORTANT – BT MURRAYFIELD BAG POLICY
Scottish Rugby operates a ‘small bags only’ policy for major events at BT Murrayfield in line with the current national security position.
The policy will be applied at the forthcoming Summer Tests matches against France and Georgia. It will be applied by our matchday stewards.
Ticket holders will be permitted to bring in bags no larger than A5 size (equivalent to a small clutch bag - measuring 21cmx15cmx8cm) – these bags will be searched prior to tickets being scanned.
Bags larger than this will not be allowed into the stadium.
The small bags policy is not in response to any specific threats, rather it is a result of our ongoing management of security which focuses on keeping BT Murrayfield a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone. Notification of the policy is printed on the front and back of each ticket
The only exceptions to this rule are spectators who require to carry bags for health reasons (including parents with young children who require to carry medical/dietary items)
Spectators who have a requirement to carry bags larger than A5 size for those exceptional reasons should access BT Murrayfield via dedicated lanes/turnstiles at each of the stadium entry areas where bags will be searched and tagged prior to tickets being scanned.
Unless you have health or childcare requirements plan ahead and leave your bags at home, in your hotel, in your car, on the coach or at one of 13 bag-drop/left luggage facilities across Edinburgh (web links listed below).
Flask of tea or coffee or any other liquids
Flasks are not permitted. The contents of any flasks will be tipped out and the containers will have to be left outside the stadium.
You may bring small amounts of food into the stadium for your own use. Large picnic hampers are not permitted.
In line with other major venues, only sealed plastic bottles of water or soft drinks up to 500mls can be brought into the stadium. No cans will be permitted.
Only mechanised air horns (blow-through or wind-up) are allowed inside the stadium. Pressurised containers are not permitted.
Small amateur cameras are permitted, but large professional cameras are not. By small, we mean pocket-size digital cameras or SLR cameras with zoom lenses no more powerful than 300mm. Tripods are not permitted.
Yes! The more Scotland flags brought to the stadium the better – just make sure the sticks are no more that 1m tall and there’s no ‘pointy bit’ on the end!
Food & Drink at BT Murrayfield
We pride ourselves on promoting the very best of Scotland’s food and drink and have an array of small artisan producers around the ground. Look out for Lorraine Carter’s venison from Tomintoul, Karl Falconer’s homebred pork hog roast from Invercannich Farm near Beauly, or Steve Mitchell’s award-winning buffalo burgers from his Puddledub Farm, near Auchtertool.
If you’re in search of something a little different, Virginia Sumsion’s Loch Fyne Oysters or Rory Mackay’s home-roasted stovies from Stronmagachan, made from blackface lambs born and reared on the family farm north of Inverary, are well worth seeking out.
For more traditional fayre, look out for Alice May’s American style burgers, made with prime Linlithgow beef, or the Sizzling Squid offering the finest fish and chips and calamari.
If you’re looking for a warm drink bean to cup coffee is served in all areas of the stadium, with reusable Scottish Rugby-branded reusable coffee cups also on offer.
We offer a mix of draught bars and quick serve bottle bars around the stadium, including our upper concourses on the east and west. They are found in all quadrants of the stadium, pouring Tennent’s Lager, Caledonia Best and GUINNESS®, all served in our branded recyclable pints, for which we ask a deposit. Details are available at the point of sale. Our range of plastic bottles include Tennent’s Lager, Caledonia IPA, Magners Cider and Crabbie’s Ginger Beer. We have a full range of wine, both 750ml bottles and single serve 187ml bottles, as well as a selection of AG Barr soft drinks, such as IRN-BRU, Cola and Strathmore still water. And, look out for our new Crabbie’s gin & tonic available throughout the stadium, alongside their gin bar in the West Fan Village.
Our sports bar, the Tennent’s Lager Up & Under, is open to all in the south west of the stadium, serving a full draught range of Tennent’s Lager, Caledonia Best and GUINNESS® as well as a range of non-alcoholic drinks. Alternatively, if you’re looking for bubbles, look out for our prosecco bar and the wine bar in the West Fan Village.
Our bars accept cash, with card payment facilities also offered in the north bar, clock tower bar and west bottle bar.
North Stand East Stand South Stand West Stand West Fan Village American Style Burgers (GF)
German Sausage (GF)
Fish and Chips (GF)
The Buffalo Farm (GF & Vegetarian)Ice Cream Truck
American Style Burgers (GF)
La Favorita Pizza (GF & Vegetarian)
Slumdog Indian (GF & Vegetarian)
Beak St Chicken – your chicken, your way!
Fish and Chips
Wraps (GF, Vegetarian & Vegan)
Hog Roast (GF)
Fish and Chips
Ice Cream Truck
Pizza (GF, Vegetarian, Vegan & Dairy Free)
Hot drinks (GF)
Fish and Chips (GF)
Slow Roast Lamb
Highland Hog, Burgers and Mac & Cheese
Fish & Chips
American Style Burgers (GF)
Guinness bar and food – Hog Roast and American Style Burgers (GF)
Entertainment & Merchandise at BT Murrayfield
West Fan Village
The West Fan Village opens at 10.15am, slightly earlier than the rest of the stadium, so make the most of your matchday ticket and join the pre-match build-up in our West Fan Village. There are bar facilities, hot food and loads of entertainment. It will all be open again after the game, so avoid the queues in town and join in the banter here at BT Murrayfield!
As well as entertainment and catering facilities, you can watch the England v Ireland on our big screen (kick-off 3pm)
Visit the North Stand for your match day fix of tasty food, cold beers and live music in the Guinness Pint! A large Macron marquee is also here to provide you with an endless amount of merchandise and memorabilia.
In the South Stand there is a great selection of food and cold or hot drinks!
The East stand has a large selection of food and drinks available, be sure to check out the Macron Marquee!
Scotland Team Arrival
The Scotland team is due to arrive at BT Murrayfield Stadium at approximately an hour and a half before kick-off on match day. You can welcome the Scotland players by congregating along the roadside or on the stairs and upper concourse immediately behind the west stand.
A souvenir programme will be available from sellers located around the stadium, priced £5; look out for the blue stands with digital boards above them.
Battery operated handsets with earphones allow you to hear the referee throughout the game. They are available from sellers located around the stadium, priced £7. If for any reason you have issues with your handset please speak to someone at the Ticket Office in the East or one of the sellers located outside the Macron marquee at the North of the stadium or at the Macron store at the West.
The Scottish Rugby Store, situated in the west stand (south corner), will be open from when hospitality turnstiles open until an hour after final whistle. Marquees selling merchandise will also be behind the North and East stands (open from when general turnstiles open until an hour after final whistle).
Scottish Rugby wants everyone who comes to BT Murrayfield to have a great match day experience. Supporters are encouraged to be mindful of others while enjoying all that is on offer. Scottish Rugby does not encourage nor tolerate ‘booing’ of the opposition at any point during the game and asks all fans to refrain from engaging in this activity.
The stadium is situated in a residential area and Scottish Rugby asks you to please be mindful and respectful of local residents and their property when entering and leaving the ground. Please do not take any drinks with you when you leave, and please dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided.
We have a full medical team on duty for your safety and wellbeing, including First Aid, paramedics and doctors. If you feel unwell, please contact your nearest steward, who will direct you to further help. The First Aid room is located at ground level in the south west corner of the stadium (near the Scottish Rugby store).
If you mislay property in the stadium please contact your nearest steward. If you discover the loss after the event, contact our Facilities staff at [email protected].