Murrayfield has been given permission by the Scottish Government to host fans at next Friday night's inter-city derby match between Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors. It will be the first professional rugby match in the UK, and the first professional sporting event of any kind in Scotland, to welcome spectators since the Covid-19 lockdown in March. 

It is understood that around 700 spectators is likely, with a further 300 players coaches, support and security staff taking up the total number of people at the venue to around 1,000. 

The fixture is designated as an Edinburgh Rugby home match and ticketing information will be issued by the club early next week. 

"We are pleased our work with the Scottish Government will ensure that players, support staff and fans will be covered by a comprehensive event plan for everyone’s safety including physical distancing requirements,” said Scottish Rugby’s Chief Operating Officer, Dominic McKay. 

"We hope that our experience and learnings from a live spectator event next Friday can help all of Scottish sport, and the wider events industry restart.”