Edinburgh road closures announced ahead of Taylor Swift concerts

The pop megastar will play three sold out gigs on June 7, 8 and 9, attracting more than 200,000 revellers to the venue.

Which Edinburgh roads will be closed when Taylor Swift concerts at Murrayfield are on? Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of fans are set to make their way to Edinburgh’s Murrayfield stadium this weekend to see Taylor Swift perform.

The pop megastar will play three sold out gigs on June 7, 8 and 9, attracting more than 200,000 revellers to the venue.

Edinburgh council has warned that a number of road closures are in place in preparation for the event, with restrictions in place to ensure that both concertgoers and residents in the area are safe.

More than 200,000 Swifties are expected to attend the Eras Tour over Friday, Saturday and Sunday, breaking a record for the number of attendees at a Scottish stadium.

It comes after Harry Styles broke the record of Scotland’s biggest-selling stadium show at Murrayfield last year when more than 65,000 attended his Love On Tour show.

A request from Scottish Rugby to increase capacity at Murrayfield from 67,130 to 72,990 for all three Taylor Swift dates was approved by Edinburgh council’s licensing board in March.

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The following roads will be closed on June 7, 8 and 9 from midday until 12.30am the following morning:

  • Roseburn Bridge
  • Roseburn Street
  • Russell Road (at its junction with Roseburn Street)

The council said it may reopen these roads between 8.00pm and 9.30pm if it is safe to do so when the main act is live.

On the same days, the following residential roads will also be closed from midday. They will reopen for two hours from 7.30pm but will close again from 9.30pm until 12.30am.

  • Baird Avenue
  • Baird Drive
  • Baird Gardens
  • Baird Grove
  • Baird Terrace
  • Devon Place
  • Riversdale Grove
  • Riversdale Road
  • Riverside Crescent
  • Saughtonhall Avenue
  • Saughtonhall Circus
  • Saughtonhall Gardens
  • Saughtonhall Grove
  • Saughtonhall Place
  • Saughtonhall Terrace
  • Stanhope Street
  • Wester Coates Road
  • Wester Coates Terrace

The following roads (the A8) will be closed between 9.30pm and 12.30am on June 8, 9, and 10. 

They may also be closed before the concert from 4pm and 6pm on June 7, 8, and 9 depending if pedestrian flow in the area necessitates this.

  • Roseburn Terrace
  • West Coates
  • Haymarket Terrace (trams will still run)
  • Clifton Terrace (trams will still run)
  • Haymarket Yards (trams will still run)
  • West Maitland Street (from Torphichen Street to Haymarket)
  • Western Terrace and Corstorphine Road (from Ellersly Road to Roseburn Terrace)
  • Rosebery Crescent (from Haymarket terrace to Grosvenor Gardens)
  • Balbirnie Place
  • Grosvenor Street (at West Maitland Street and Haymarket).

The following roads will be closed to general traffic between 9.30pm on June 7, 8, and 9  and 12.30am on June 8, 9 and 10

  • West Approach Road
  • Westfield Road

Balbirnie Place will also be closed to pedestrians in part – from number 50 to the entrance to Roseburn Path from 9.30pm on June 7, 8 and 9 through to 12.30am on June 8, 9 and 10. 

Pedestrians returning to the city centre from Murrayfield Stadium should travel via the A8 rather than attempt to access Haymarket Yards.

Key areas surrounding Murrayfield will be tidied up all three nights after each show. 

The council will also be dedicating extra litter collectors at Roseburn Park from 4pm until 1am daily.

Culture and communities convener, Councillor Val Walker said: “As we get ready to welcome hundreds of thousands of Swifties to our vibrant city, we are eager for everyone to have an enjoyable experience, not only at the show, but on their way before and after. Whilst we relish hosting the biggest and best events and want everyone attending to truly enjoy themselves, it’s important that we’re conscious of our residents.

“We ask that visitors are considerate and respectful of them whilst enjoying our fantastic capital city. These concerts are just the start of an amazing summer of events and culture here in Edinburgh.”

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