Ferguson Park, Carnethie Street, Rosewell, Midlothian EH24 9AP
Phone 07437 870555
Official Capacity 2614
Admission prices 2014-15: Adults £5, Concessions £3
49 is a frequent service from Edinburgh city centre to Rosewell. There are stops on Princes Street and North Bridge. During peak times, some route 31 buses run to Rosewell. Alternatively, and for a quicker route, get any 31 bus to Bonnyrigg and change to the 49 at Bonnyrigg Toll. A single ticket currently costs £1.40, while an unlimited day ticket is £3.50.
Leave the City of Edinburgh Bypass at Sheriffhall roundabout, taking the exit signposted A7 Galashiels. Drive south until you reach the Eskbank roundabout. Take the fourth exit, entering Bonnyrigg. Drive straight through Bonnyrigg, along the A6904. When you reach a small roundabout, take the second exit, continuing on the A6904. Turn left into Rosewell and Ferguson Park is situated on the left hand side, about 400 yards into the village set back from Carnethie Street.
From the West: with a bit of local knowledge, leave the Edinburgh City Bypass at Lasswade junction and go by Lasswade and Poltonhall to avoid Bonnyrigg.
The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley. From there, follow the directions detailed in the "by bus" section. Alternatively, a taxi will cost around £20 during the day.
Eddie Thomson Lounge
Eddie Thomson was a native of Rosewell who played for Whitehill and went on to captain Hearts for 4 seasons, before moving to Aberdeen and then emigrating to Australia where he starred for Sydney City. Tragically, Eddie died of cancer in 2003 at the age of 55.
The Lounge has a well stocked bar with attractive prices. It is open at weekends and welcomes visiting supporters on matchdays.
Why Ferguson Park?
The Junior club, Rosewell Rosedale, used to play at a park in the centre of the village, just to the south of St Matthew's RC Church, where Prestonhall Cres now stands.
After the war this land was taken over for housebuilding, and the club moved over to the other side of Carnethie Street to the current location. The turf was provided by a farmer named Ferguson, at Stonefieldhill, up near Edgelaw reservoir.
1. Aerial view of Ferguson Park in the days of the old pavilion. The bungalows in Carnethie Street are at the top.
2. 'Mr Whitehill' and his committee working on construction of the Eddie Thomson Lounge.
3. Tommy Ward and Wallace Weir, long serving stalwarts of the club.
4. President Derek Waterson showing off his balancing skills.
5. Construction of the covered enclosure.
6. The old pavilion before demolition in 1997.
7. The home dressing room in the old days.
8. The state of the art home showers.
9. The pie hut adjoining the old pavilion.
11. Foundations of the new pavilion.
12. Taking shape.
13. At home to the Strollers in October 2010.
14. Panorama v Berwick reserves in July 2012 by Alan Ramsay.
15. Net's eye view, WW v Stirling Uni, October 2012 by John Blair.