A MURAL celebrating the “lost” birthplace of Scottish football has been unveiled following a fundraising campaign.

The artwork is at the site of the first Hampden Park in Glasgow, which was built in 1873 and is thought to be the world’s first football stadium.

Hampden Bowling Club sits on the site of the first Hampden Park and was home to Queen’s Park FC and Scotland’s national team from 1873 to 1884.

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The mural, by Ashley Rawson, commemorates Scotland’s 5-1 win over England in 1882 and features players from the era. It sits on the rear wall pavilion of Hampden Bowling Club and will be viewed by around 200,000 people per week from trains passing on the Cathcart District Railway.

More than £3,300 was raised for the project, which was spearheaded by the Hampden Collection, a group formed to celebrate Scotland’s historic links to football. The group said the site had been lost to the public for more than 100 years.

Graeme Brown, co-founder of the Collection, said: “This mural is an incredible tribute to the history of this site and we would like to thank everyone who has donated to the campaign.

Our ultimate ambition is to restore 1st Hampden and ensures it becomes an essential part of Scottish history for future generations to enjoy.”