Mick Powell, Stefano Alfonso, Kenny McKinna (captain, on bike), Vesa Ylinen, Mike Faria, Scott Lamb. (Kneeling) Robert Eriksson.
In 1996 the Monarchs faced a bleak future Powderhall was no longer available and the club hoped to move to Armadale but this plan was scuppered by West Lothian Council. The club approached the owners of shawfield stadium in Glasgow and thankfully they were welcomed to use the ground. It was not an ideal situation but it meant speedway would carry on in Scotland. The name Edinburgh was dropped and the team became known as the Monarchs hoping this would encourage fans of the Glasgow Tigers to attend. The idea proved unpopular with Monarchs and Tigers fans. The Monarchs finished in 12th spot in the Premier League. They failed to qualify for the finals of the four team competition and they were knocked out of the KO cup in the first round by Bradford. Australian Shane Parker was the winner of the Scottish Open with Americans Chris Manchester and the Monarchs own Mike Faria in 2nd and 3rd place.