This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the stadium. I am indebted to Richard English for helping to construct this page. 

The Scottish border town of Gretna, famous as a wedding venue, boasted two greyhound tracks in the past. The least well known of the two was around the perimeter of the local football team Gretna FC and situated at 3° 4' W 54° 59' N. The track opened in 1945 and was independently run for 38 years. The football team rose from lowly beginnings to become part of the Scottish Football League and greyhound racing ceased in 1983.
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I am grateful to Steve Robley who had a number of links with the race track. He remembers the track at Gretna Raydal Park running around the perimeter of the former Gretna FC. Steve worked the traps for over 10 years and was brought up with greyhounds playing a big part of his life. His mum schooled pups for White City, Brough Park, Gosforth Park Newcastle, and also trained them to run at Gretna Raydal Park.

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I am grateful to Jon Seddon for the following link to a map showing the whereabouts of the old track

This section gives a comprehensive picture of the badges produced by the track throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of glimpses of its history. For those wishing to undertake further research we can recommend a visit to where further reading can be undertaken.

If you have rare Gretna Raydale Park racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email