Scotland rugby internationals Allister Hogg and Dave Callam have officially opened the new Grouse Gates at Murrayfield Stadium.
The Grouse Gates have been specially commissioned to commemorate and celebrate 17 years of partnership between Scottish Rugby and The Famous Grouse. The gates, situated in the west perimeter of the stadium, will be a permanent reminder of the longest national team sponsorship in the world of rugby.
The Famous Grouse stepped down at the end of October as Scotland team sponsor, after a record 17-year partnership and has now taken on a new role as the spirit of Scottish rugby.
Tara Kildare, sponsorship manager for The Famous Grouse, said: 'We wanted something permanent at the home of Scottish rugby to celebrate the fantastic partnership that we have had over the past 17 years and these gates will become part of the fabric of Murrayfield. We hope that they will become a focal point and a meeting point for fans when they come to this great stadium.'
The intricate iron gates were designed by Andy Bowman of Mountain Creative Design in Glasgow and handmade by Edinburgh-based Duddingston Forge blacksmiths.
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