Arniston Rangers are based in the former mining village of Gorebridge in Midlothian. The village got its
name from the bridge across the River Gore, a tributary of the South Esk. Based in the village was
Stobsmill, Scotland's first gunpowder mill which began operating in 1794 and closed in 1875.The village
expanded when the Emily Pit opened during the 1860s, along with the railway and another coal mine - the
Gore Pit, which together became the Arniston Colliery. The pit closed in 1962 and the railway followed in
1969, although the line was reopened in 2015
15 Hunterfield Road
Total Scottish grounds visited 108
Current EoS grounds visited 30
This classic old Scottish Junior ground has a covered terraced enclosure on the far side. At the entrance
side is open terracing, dugouts and the changing rooms. There's raised grass banking behind the goals.
Arniston Rangers 1(Ramsey 11)
Whitehill Welfare 2(McIntosh 59 Walker 75)
A good workout for both teams with the visitors just about shading it. Arniston took an early lead when Gordon Ramsey fired them ahead, but Whitehill hit back with two second half goals. Wayne McIntosh was on hand to net the rebound following a good save by the goalie, then a terrific 20 yard drive from Josh Walker proved to be the winner.
101 miles door-to-door (via scenic A68)
Katie & Lee picked me up at 10am.