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Edinburgh Rugby: Work to start on building 'mini Murrayfield'

An artist's impression of the new stadium Image copyright Edinburgh Rugby
Image caption An artist's impression of Edinburgh's new stadium

Workers are to begin building a "mini Murrayfield" next to Scotland's national stadium in Edinburgh following a planning delay.

Scottish Rugby's plans to build the 7,800-seater stadium were given the green light in October 2018 but a building warrant has now been granted.

Edinburgh hopes to play in its new home from the beginning of the 2020/21 season.

Until then, the club will continue to play at Murrayfield.

Douglas Struth, Edinburgh Rugby managing director, said it had been a "difficult process and more drawn-out than we had envisaged".

But he said the club was "delighted" to have been granted the building warrant.

"This now allows us to move forward with what is clearly a pivotal and game-changing project for the club," he added.

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