RESIDENTS living near Scotland's home of rugby called yesterday for a study into the impact on the local community of special events being staged there.

The plea over Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh came in the wake of Saturday night's appearance of supergroup Oasis in front of a sell-out, 56,000 crowd.

While noise from the concert, and traffic parking, appeared to have caused no major problems, many locals were upset at the state in which streets and land close to the sports venue were left.

Some areas were left strewn with rubbish. At the local parish church, an hour-long clean-up had to be carried out to make what was described as ''a midden'' suitable for the morning service.

Donaldson's College for the Deaf, on the road between Haymarket and Murrayfield, was another victim of the litter louts.

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said there had been little trouble, but that about 30 people were being reported to the procurator-fiscal for urinating in the streets.

Mr Robert Smart, chairman of Murrayfield Community Council, said yesterday that there had been similar problems when the rugby league final was staged at Murrayfield in April.

At the time, the capital had been hit by torrential rain and major flooding, and there were fears the game would have to be called off.

Mr Smart said: ''Some homes in the area had been hit by the flooding. When you have people urinating around their houses that adds insult to injury.

''The community council is not against these events but we want the whole impact of these special events on the area and the repercussions for the local population looked at in detail.

''We need to look at more than just traffic.''

The council hopes to have talks soon with the Scottish Rugby Union and the local authority.

Local Conservative councillor Jim Gilchrist said: ''Provided it is controlled and as long as people act reasonably residents will live

with it. But of course there's always the lunatic fringe.''

Saturday night's concert by Oasis marked the return to the stage in Britain of the Manchester band.

Despite what was happening in the streets, the group kept their Murrayfield stage relatively clear of litter - in contrast to their appearance last week at a pop festival in Switzerland.

The Mancunians stormed off the stage at the Swiss gig after a hail of missiles were thrown when band member Liam Gallagher taunted the crowd over chants in support of singer Robbie Williams.

It wasn't the first time they have staged a sharp exit in the face of a rowdy, missile-throwing crowd. Three years ago, the band refused to finish their concert at Glasgow's SECC after a bottle hit a band member.

But on Saturday they made it all the way to the end of their concert before a good-humoured crowd, the only notable missile that made it on to the stage was a battered leather football.

One fan, Paul Connelly, 28, from East Kilbride, said: ''Many people thought that Oasis had burnt out but undoubtedly they proved they are the best band in the world.''

q Two youths were rescued from Edinburgh Castle Rock as Elton John was performing on the Castle Esplanade last night.

The alarm was raised when the youths became stranded on the rock just after 9pm and two specially trained line rescue crews from the Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade brought them down safely.