Humbug Park

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Humbug Park
Crossgates Greyhound Stadium
Humbug Park
LocationInverkeithing Road
OwnerFife Council
Operator Crossgates Primrose
Capacity 2,000
Surface Grass
Crossgates Thistle (1911–1916)
Crossgates Primrose (1926–1960, 1983–present)
Greyhound racing (1937–1953)

Humbug Park also previously known as Crossgates Greyhound Stadium is a football ground and former greyhound racing track on Inverkeithing Road in Crossgates, Fife, Scotland. [1]



The name Humbug Park derives from a disused pit of the former Cuttlehill Colliery on which the ground is located. [2]


The ground is the home to Crossgates Primrose, a Scottish football club who play in the East of Scotland League.

Greyhound racing

Plans for a greyhound track were instigated in 1936 by the secretary of the football club. The racing distance was 275 yards and the racing took place regularly between 1937 until 1953. The track was independent (unlicensed) and took place on Friday and Saturday evenings and had a large mining community following. [3]

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  1. "OS County Series Fifeshire 1915".
  2. Humbug Pits (Cuttlehill/Fordell) Archived 15 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine Fife Pits and Memorial Book, by Michael Martin
  3. Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. p. 413. ISBN   0-948955-15-5.

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