Murrayfield Edinburgh, Donaldson’s School was designed by William Playfair for James Donaldson, a wealth bookseller and printer that lived in Edinburgh in 1830. James Donaldson on his death left his fortune to build and maintain a building for the deaf and dumb of Edinburgh. The students in the school were both hearing and non hearing and this lead to the hearing students learning sign language and these students went on to teach sign language around the world. The School moved from Edinburgh to its present location in Linlithgow in 2007.
Murrayfield Rugby Stadium Home of Scottish Rugby
Murrayfield Edinburgh, The home of Scottish Rugby Union is a 64000 all seated stadium, where Scotland play their home international Rugby matches. Murrayfield Stadium was first opened in 1925 and was renovated in 1994, when it became all seated. Other events that have been held here in the past include the 2000 Rugby league challenge cup final, music concerts such as (The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Madonna, Oasis) and NFL American football. The War memorial Arch and Clock are prominent features of the Stadium’s history. Opening from 9 am daily for a free walk around where information boards are present for your help or you can book a guided tour of the stadium.
Murrayfield Ice Rink and Curling Rink Edinburgh
Murrayfield Ice Rink opened to the public in 1952. It is the largest Rink in Scotland. Events that have been held at the ice rink include Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, Boxing and Basketball. In 1980 a separate curling rink was opened. In 1958, 1963 and 1993 Murrayfield Ice Rink was the venue for The Harlem Globetrotters basketball exhibitions. The ice rink is open to the public and ice skates are available for hire. There is also a curling rink next door. You can also see National League Ice Hockey on a Sunday Evening. (Check with rink for game dates).
Rest and Be Thankful “Kidnapped Monument” Murrayfield Edinburgh
The statue pictured is of Thomas Balfour and Alan Breck Stewart departing from Corstorphine Hill Edinburgh. They were the characters in the novel Kidnapped, which was about the Jacobite uprising and the true story of the two main characters. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson to give his full name was an author of many famous books e.g. Treasure Island, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Kidnapped.
Robert Louis Stevenson Statue unveiled by Sir Sean Connery 2004