Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic F.C. are a Scottish junior football club from the town of Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. The club was founded in 1881 from Bonnyrigg Swifts who trace their origins back to 1874 and were nicknamed the Rose.
Notable former players
John White- Part of the Spurs double winning side of 1960/61, winning 22 Scotland caps
Pat Stanton- Hibernian legend and capped 16 times for Scotland
Jimmy Mackay - Capped 52 times for Australia, he scored the decisive goal aginst South Korea that sent the Socceroos to their firstr World Cup in 1974
Jackie Myles- Scotland's most capped Junior International
Sean Connery- An Actor of some repute
New Dundas Park History
New Dundas Park is much smaller today than was when originally purchased by the Trustees of Bonnyrigg Rose Ath.F.C. from Sir Hendry Dundas and his mother Dame Jean Hood or Dundas for £500 on the 10th June1953.
The Trustees or Club officials who negotiated the purchase were John Allan President, Daniel Thomson Vice-President, William Scotland Secretary,and William Forsyth Treasurer.
The original purchase document ensures that the ground will only be managed by the elected Club Officials who are the designated Trustees of the football club.
The original purchase extended from the current back gardens of the Waverley Terrace houses to the boundery wall of the current Bonnyrigg Rose Social Club [the land and car park for this venture was sold by the Trustees of the football club to the social club fof £100 on 20th August 1971] Two other sales were made from the original purchase by the Trustees, namely to Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Town Council in March 1954 of 2.96 acres that we now recognise as the Dundas Park development.
The last recorded sale by Trustees is in 1991 to Developers Hopetoun Developerments who were building The Auld Orchard houses and needed extra ground to have adeqate vehicle access for the development. This sale netted the Trustees £10.000 for the football club.