The pop superstar kicked off three sold-out gigs at the National Stadium in balmy, sunny conditions – despite fans being warned of a washout.
It was a low-key entrance as he was filmed on the big screens strolling out from his dressing room, but he got straight down to business, opening with smash tunes Castle on the Hill, Eraser followed by anthem The A Team.
Ed, 27, raved: “First and foremost it’s great to be back in Scotland.
“It’s the one country in the world where you can expect the crowd to go bonkers the whole time.”
The wee man kept the 40,000 punters in the palm of his hand, armed only with his acoustic guitar and a battery of loop pedals.
“It’s great to be back Scotland”
He served up everything fans wanted to hear like Galway Girl, Thinking Out Loud and Perfect – before ending with Shape of You and You Need Me, I Don’t Need You.
Ed added: “I’ve got so many great memories up here, I did my first TV performance here on this morning show that Michelle McManus was hosting.
“It’s great to be back Scotland.”