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  • QOS : Palmerston Park

    • Club Info
      Club QOS
      Official Website https://www.qosfc.com
      Telephone 01387 254853
      Commercial Enquiries 01387 254853
      Email Address [email protected]
    • Ground Information
      Ground Nick Name
      Opened 1919
      Capacity 8,690 (3,377 seated) seats
      Record Attedance 26,552 v Hearts; 23 February 1952
      Pitch Size: 112 x 73 yards
      Pitch Type Grass
      Heating No

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    Palmerston Park is a football stadium on Terregles Street in Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It is the home ground of Scottish Championship club Queen of the South, who have played there since 1919. South of Scotland League club Heston Rovers have shared Palmerston since 2013. The stadium has a capacity of 8,690 of which 3,377 are seats.

    Palmerston Park was first opened in 1919, when Queen of the South were formed, although football had been played on the site since the 1870s. The site of the ground was formerly a farm called Palmers Toun. This is on the Maxwelltown side of the River Nith in Dumfries. Jimmy McKinnell, Tom Wylie and Willie McCall were all sold to Blackburn Rovers around the same time by Queen of the South. This combined with the sale of Ian Dickson to Aston Villa helped to fund the purchase of Palmerston Park in 1921 for £1,500.

    The Portland Drive Terrace was covered in the late 1950s. Soon afterwards, floodlights were installed and these were first used in a match against Preston North End in October 1958. These are the tallest free standing floodlights in Scottish football, standing at 85 feet. The current main stand was constructed in 1965, soon after the original had burned down.

    On the east side of the ground "Jimmy Jolly's Bullshed", later known as the "Coo Shed", was originally named after one of the founder members of the club in 1919, when it was built around 1933 as the club reached the first division for the first time. This was replaced by an all seater stand in 1995 and was named the East Stand. A challenge game was held in April 1995 to commemorate the opening of the new stand and Queens' 75th anniversary against Rangers. Guest players for Queens in the 2–2 draw included Davie Irons, future managers Rowan Alexander and Ian McCall, Ted McMinn, Andy Thomson. Scenes from the film A Shot at Glory, starring Robert Duvall, were shot at Palmerston Park during 1999.

    The club was relegated to the Scottish Second Division in 2012, but carried out some remedial work to the stadium, including new water systems and ticket offices. A redevelopment of the 1960s main stand is planned. During March 2013, Queen of the South were given approval to install a new 5G artificial pitch at Palmerston Park for the start of the 2013–14 season. After the club's final home game of the 2012–13 season, the club sold the turf for £10 per square yard as well as auctioning seven special lots. These were the four corner plots, the two penalty spots and Ryan McCann's 84 yard spot.



    From the North

    1. Come off the M74 at J15 (Moffat) and follow the A701 to Dumfries
    2. On entering Dumfries, follow this road through one mini-roundabout to the large roundabout on the A75
    3. Turn right onto the A75 (Dumfries Bypass)
    4. At the next roundabout take the second exit - signposted "Dumfries A76"
    5. Go straight across the first mini roundabout.
    6. At the next roundabout turn right onto Lochfield Road
    7. Follow this road round to the next mini roundabout which is the entrance to the car park, on the left

    From the west

    1. Follow the A75 until you come to the "A76 Dumfries" turn off
    2. Follow from instruction 5 above

    Sat Nav

    1. Set your sat nav destination to "Lochfield Road, Dumfries"
    2. Continue to follow Lochfield Road round to the mini roundabout which is the entrance to the car park, on the left


    All trains come into Dumfries at the same station.

    There are direct trains from Glasgow and there is also the option of coming via Carlisle. Alternatively, it can sometimes be more convenient to get off the train at Lockerbie and get the bus or taxi into Dumfries.

    There is a taxi rank at the station, and the ground is approximately 5 mins by car.

    Walking to the ground from the station takes around 20 minutes, using the most direct route :

    1. Come out of the station on the west side, into the main car park (directly outside the front of the Station Hotel)
    2. Walk round to the right of the Station Hotel and turn right onto Lovers Walk.
    3. Follow Lovers walk round the corner to the traffic lights at the T-junction
    4. Turn left at the traffic lights onto the Edinburgh Road
    5. Follow this road into town and round the corner (keeping Greyfriars church on your right) down onto Buccleuch Street
    6. Continue down to the bottom of Buccleuch Street
    7. Follow the On Foot directions.

    The alternative is to go through the centre of town. This will take slightly longer but has more options for refreshment along the way :

    1. Come out of the station on the west side, into the main car park (directly outside the front of the Station Hotel)
    2. Walk up the hill, to the left of the Station Hotel, to the traffic lights
    3. Turn right at the traffic lights onto St Marys Street
    4. Continue on St Marys Street, past the Cairndale Hotel and council buildings.
    5. Continue onto English Street and follow this up the hill into town
    6. From here, you can take any street, as long as you keep walking in the same direction, you will come onto the High Street
    7. Follow the On Foot directions.

    On Foot

    The stadium is about a 10 minute walk from the centre of Dumfries. From the High Street, head towards Greyfriars Church and then down Buccleuch Street, or find the Whitesands and walk along it with the river on your left.


    1. Cross the Buccleuch Street bridge over the river, to the traffic lights.
    2. Turn right at the traffic lights, onto the Glasgow Road.
    3. Take the first left, onto David Street.
    4. Take the first right onto King Street

    Home Fans

    1. Follow King Street until you come to the Ice Bowl.
    2. Continue round to the right side of the Ice Bowl
    3. You are now at the ground and can either enter the Rosefield Salvage stand or Oakbank Services terrace from here, or walk round the back of the terrace to the Arena and Gates Power Transmission stand

    Away Fans

    1. Follow King Street but turn left just before the Ice Bowl
    2. Take the next right, which will take you behind the Ice Bowl to the away section of the Rosefield Salvage stand.
    • Adults: £18
    • OAP/Concession: £10
    • Student: £10
    • Age 16-21: £10
    • Under 16: £5

    Disabled Person + 1 carerSee Below

    These prices apply to home and away fans in all sections of the ground.


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