Halcrow Stadium

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Halcrow Stadium
Halcrow Stadium
LocationAnnan Road, Gretna, Scotland DG16 5DQ
Coordinates 54°59′51.6″N03°04′33.8″W / 54.997667°N 3.076056°W / 54.997667; -3.076056 Coordinates: 54°59′51.6″N03°04′33.8″W / 54.997667°N 3.076056°W / 54.997667; -3.076056

Halcrow Stadium was a greyhound racing stadium in Annan Road, Gretna, Scotland [1]


The plans to build a new greyhound stadium on a ten-acre site, west of Gretna were first instigated in 1983. The name Halcrow derives from Jim Halcrow a well-known Shetland accordionist. The construction was started by James Norman and sons as a replacement for the previous track at Raydale Park and the first race meeting took place in June 1986. [2] Distances included 120, 300, 490 and 685 metres over a circumference of 380 metres, more recently distances of 280 and 470 metres were used. [3]

The racing remained independent and was not controlled by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain. Amenities included several bars, a hospitality suite and function rooms for parties, weddings and traditional music events. [4]

The track was closed in April 2017.

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  1. "Find Us". Halcrow Stadium.
  2. "Closures and openings over the past 10 years, July 1993, page 18". Greyhound Star. 1993.
  3. Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. pp. 288–289. ISBN   0-948955-15-5.
  4. "Hospitality". Halcrow Stadium.