DIRECTIONS TO McDIARMID PARK (matchdays)
From GLASGOW (A9)
On approach to Perth, first left at Broxden roundabout signed for Inverness (A9).
Continue on the ring road until the Inveralmond Roundabout, turn a full
circle and head back up the ring road and take the first exit (signed for Perth). At the
mini roundabout turn left. The stadium entrance is first left.
From EDINBURGH (M90)
On approach to Perth take the Perth/Stirling/Glasgow slip road and then the Stirling/Glasgow/Inverness slip road immediately thereafter. Continue on the road until the Broxden roundabout where you should take the second exit signed for Inverness. Continue on the ring road until the Inveralmond Roundabout, turn a full circle and head back up the ring road and take the first exit signed for Perth. At the mini roundabout turn left. The stadium entrance is first left.
From DUNDEE/ABERDEEN (A90/M90)
On approach to Perth take the Stirling/Glasgow/Crianlarich/Inverness slip road (Jct 10) which links up with the M90. Take second exit at Broxden roundabout (signed for Inverness A9). Continue on the ring road until the Inveralmond Roundabout, turn a full circle and head back up the ring road and take the first exit signed for Perth. At the mini roundabout turn left. The stadium entrance is first left.
On approach to Perth at Inveralmond roundabout take second turn off to Glasgow/
Edinburgh. Follow road for approx 1 mile then take slip road to Perth. At the mini Roundabout turn left. McDiarmid Park is on your left hand side.
Note: When travelling via the Broxden Roundabout, although there is access to the stadium via the A85 signed for Crieff, on matchdays the Police require cars going to the stadium via the ring road NOT to exit onto the A85 but to continue on the ring road until the Inveralmond Roundabout, turn a full circle and head back up the ring road and take the first exit signed for Perth. At the mini roundabout turn left. The stadium entrance is first left.
Follow A9/M80/A80 as far as Auchenkilns. There are extensive roadworks here and what used to be a roundabout is in the process of being turned into flyovers etc. The road layout changes regularly during these works so on any given day follow whatever road is signed for Broadwood. Follow signs to “Broadwood” and then follow yellow signs for “Away Support”. The away supporters car park is situated immediately behind the West Stand and this is normally where away supporters watch the game from although it’s been known for away fans to be housed in the south end of the Main (Oki) stand.
Getting back onto the A80 after the match sometimes takes greater concentration! Re-trace the way in but follow signs for Stirling.
A simple, short trip straight down the A90 to Dundee and then onto the Kingsway. A number of right turns can be taken towards Cleppington Road but Old Glamis Road is probably the pick of them as it brings you to the top of Provost Road which runs down the gable end of Dens Park. Street parking around the stadium is the order of the day.
Away fans are accomodated in the Bob Shankly Stand.
Leave the M90 at Junction 3. Take the A907 toward Dunfermline. Just keep going straight on this road and you will eventually come to the ground on your right. Away support may find parking on the north side of the ground behind the cemetery and then walking through the cemetery the simplest solution. Alternatively you can park in the town centre and have a 10 to 15 minute walk to the ground. Dunfermline has two train stations each 15 minutes walk to the ground. Both stations are served by trains from Edinburgh.
From Perth, it’s the A9/M80/A80 until junction 3 when you should move into the left land and join the M73. The M73 runs onto the M74 and you should head south on the M74 until junction 5 where you should take the exit signposted for Bellshill and East Kilbride. Take the fourth exit at this roundabout (you will drive under the M74 you have just left) and take the A725 and immediately take the right hand lane signposted Hamilton.
At roundabout take 2nd exit B7071. Turn left at the mini-roundabout and Hamilton Race Course will appear on your left. Take a right turn at the traffic lights. The stadium is first right but parking is not available there so use the large council car park on the left and take the five minute walk to the stadium. Away fans are housed in the stand behind the goal – enter by turnstiles 10, 11 and 12.
After crossing the Forth Road Bridge, continue on the A90 until the turn-off for the A8000. Once on this road follow the signs for the M9 motorway going towards Newbridge and join the M9. Take junction 2 (M8 Glasgow) 1.5 miles after joining the M9. Head westbound on the M8 for 4 miles until junction 3, A899 Livingston. Head towards Livingston on the A899. The stadium is very well signposted Livingston FC - Football Traffic from the A899 onwards. Ample parking for cars and buses is available within the Almondvale Stadium car park for a small charge. Almondvale stadium is a five minute walk from the Livingston Bus Terminal which is adjacent to the Almondvale Shopping Centre and the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet. Livingston is very well served in terms of buses from Edinburgh. First Edinburgh route numbers - 12, 16, 27 and 28 all run on a half hourly frequency on a Saturday. There is a limited service from Glasgow - route number X15, while there is an extensive network of services from Falkirk, South Lanarkshire and other areas of West Lothian. There is an excellent half-hourly train service from Edinburgh Waverly to Livingston North Station. The station is on the branch line to Bathgate and the journey time is 23 minutes. From the station you can take a taxi or attempt a twenty minute walk down Alderstone Road following signs for town centre and St John’s Hospital. Livingston South Station at Murieston is on the Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverly route via Shotts and West Calder, which runs hourly from Monday to Saturday’s. It’s more or less the same distance from the stadium as the Livingston North Station but with a less straight forward walk.
From Glasgow head on the M8 and then the A8 towards Greenock. Follow the A8 into Greenock and you will reach the ground on your left. It’s just after going under the bridge with Picollo’s fish and chip shop on the corner. There is a car park opposite the main entrance, otherwise street parking. The nearest station to the ground is Cartsdyke which lies on the Glasgow Central-Gournock line. The journey from Glasgow takes around 40 minutes and then the ground is about a five minute walk from Cartsdyke station.
From the motorway (M8) you would leave at junction 16, proceeding through two sets of traffic lights, at third turn to the right then into the left lane, to head onto Garscube Road, continue along through first set of traffic lights, at second set turn right into Firhill Road. There is only street parking available. For public transport it is best to use the underground as the nearest underground station is St Georges Cross, then it’s either a ten minute walk or bus along Maryhill Road. Away fans will be accommodated in the North Stand, which is situated behind the goal, with admission being £15 for adults and £10 for juveniles and senior citizens. Disabled fans should contact the club secretary (Antonia Kerr - 0141 579 1971) for more details prior to the game i.e. on the Wednesday or the Thursday so one disabled pass and one carer pass can be posted out in time for the game.
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH
A long journey and relatively easy – at least until you reach Dumfries and have to find the ground!
From Perth take the A9/M80/A80 until junction 3 when you should move into the left land and join the M73. The M73 runs onto the M74 and you should head south on the M74 until the turn off to Beattock. Continue South on the A701 for 13 miles until reaching the junction with the A75. Turn right at this junction onto the A75 westerly towards Stranraer for 0.5 miles until reaching the junction with the A76.
Turn left towards Town Centre onto Glasgow Road for 600 yards. Go straight across at the first roundabout at Homebase/Tesco(new store) then take right hand lane at the second roundabout.
Turn right onto Summerville Avenue and proceed past mini-roundabout at Tesco(old store) to a second mini-roundabout on Terregles Street.
Turn left onto Terregles Street for 400 yards and take first left.
Proceed for 100 yards to a T junction and turn left. Main Car Park is on your left hand side (Dumfries Ice Bowl). Away fans are located in the south end of the East Stand.
Leave the M80 at Junction 9 and take the A91 towards Alloa. At the 4th roundabout turn left and the ground is just down this road on the right. Alternatively you can leave at the turn off for Bridge of Allan and go straight ahead past The University of Stirling until you reach the roundabout (Craigmill area) for the A91 and at this roundabout turn right. Fans travelling from the Kinross area can take the A91 towards Stirling via Dollar and Alva. Stirling train station is a 35 to 40 minute walk away from the ground. If you get a bus to Stirling then it will be the same distance as they are right next to each other.
Saints fans are reminded that the Muirton Park Travel Club runs buses to both home and away games from their base at the Supporter’s Club in Dunkeld Road. For matches at McDiarmid Park, the buses leave the Club at 2.30pm and the return fare is only £1.50.
Trips to away games can be booked by calling Perth 442022.