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Armadale Thistle

Formed: 1935
Home colours: Blue / White / Blue
Change colours: White / Navy Blue / Red
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Home ground: Volunteer Park
Address: North Street, Armadale, EH48 3QD
Record attendance: 10,000 vs Broxburn, 1955
SFA Licence Award: None
Location: From south (off M8 onto A706): Follow road straight into Armadale town centre to crossroads between A89 and A706 (traffic lights). Continue straight ahead into North Street. Ground is visible after 100 yards on the left hand side.
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Nearest Railway Station: Armadale (1 mile)
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Capacity: 2000
Seats: 300
Cover: Yes
Floodlights: Yes
Playing surface: Synthetic
Social club: No
Notes: The large enclosure down one side and terracing behind one goal and one side are original from the 1920-30's senior side's days. Opposite the covered enclosure is concrete stepped terracing that continues around the south goal side. The north side is more a vehicle track and is rarely used by spectators. There are the usual refreshment facilities.
Armadale Thistle's Volunteer Park once hosted league football, from 1921-32. Back then the club was plainly known as Armadale. The industrial depression of that time - with the collapse of the Lothian collieries and shale oil industries - was the catalyst that saw the end of Armadale's league status.