Donald Macleod

Scottish Rugby was saddened to learn of the death last night of Past President, eminent surgeon and long-serving rugby medic Donald Macleod.  He was 81. Hailed as the “grandfather of sports medicine in the UK”, Donald Macleod’s life was intertwined between rugby, medicine and family and he was always supremely generous in his time to […]

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Scotland 7s players to rally around former opponent

The fraternal spirit of players enables them to get through these long weeks away from home and in that very spirit, a number of Scotland 7s internationals have pledged to reach out and promote a very important cause for one of their past opponents. Scotland 7s are supporting former Wales 7s player, Ethan Davies, who […]

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New governance structure agreed for rugby in Scotland

The new structure, based on the recommendations on the Standing Committee on Governance (SCOG), sees the new Scottish Rugby Union (a company limited by guarantee) take on the responsibility for the oversight of the organisation’s main operating vehicle, Scottish Rugby.   It also will provide an oversight function to the organisation’s members. Professor Lorne Crerar […]

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2023 Under-20 Six Nations Fixtures Announced

The Under-20 Championship kicks off on the 3rd of February 2023 with a Friday night lights first round of fixtures that will see Scotland travel to play England. Scotland will host Wales in the second round on Friday 10 February before traveling to France for round three on Friday 24 February. The young Scots will […]

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Tim’s Great Rugger Run for Doddie enters final week

The route has taken Tim across the West Highlands, Glasgow, Ayrshire, Stirling, Dundee, and over the course of the next week he’ll cross Fife, Edinburgh and the Borders, finishing his journey on Saturday 1 October in Melrose, just in time for Melrose v Aberdeen Grammar in Tennent’s National Division 1. Tim’s motivation to create the […]

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Princess Royal sends best wishes to Scotland RWC squad

The Scotland squad have arrived safely in New Zealand ahead of next month’s Rugby World Cup. And as they left Edinburgh, they received a good luck message that underlined the support they are receiving. Scottish Rugby’s patron, HRH The Princess Royal, wrote to players and management wishing them “the best of fortune.” In the letter, […]

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232 and counting

Scotland Women end a 12 year wait when they fly out today to compete in the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. But another initiative – in the making long before their last appearance in the global showpiece of the game in England in 2010 – has also been completed. Taking pride of place in […]

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Update: Ayrshire Bulls v Southern Knights

The round 5 fixture between Southern Knights and Ayrshire Bulls was initially due to be played on Saturday 3 September at The Greenyards, although an agreement was made between all parties to support Glasgow Warriors in a pre-season fixture after the withdrawal of Worcester Warriors in Inverness on Friday 2 September. As a result, the […]

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Scottish Rugby publishes financial statements for 2021/22

A set of fully audited accounts for the period display an overall revenue return within 5% of pre-pandemic levels at £57.9m, a rise of £5.5m from the previous year. The key driver of the increased revenue was the welcome return of thousands of our supporters to BT Murrayfield, Scotstoun and the newly opened DAM Health […]

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Scotland release new-look alternate kit for 2022/23 season

As with the home kit, the alternate is packed with references to the colours, symbols and traditions of Scottish rugby and is made from Eco-Fabric, a 100% polyester fabric obtained from recycled plastic. The alternate shirt leads with purple, a colour synonymous with the country’s heather-laden hills and thistle flowers. The design of the shirt, […]

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