Obituary: Alan Cruickshanks

Alan first joined Paisley RFC when he was 11 years of age. The tight-head prop spent two seasons captaining a combined Paisley/Bishopton team at U14 level before playing with Garnock RFC’s U16 side. In 2019, a change in Alan’s health saw him seek a shift in his involvement in rugby, moving from playing to coaching […]

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Obituary: Billy Adams

It is with saddened hearts that we let you know of the passing of our good friend Billy Adams, very peacefully at Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin and after a courageous fight against cancer. Billy was a club stalwart from his playing days through to carrying out various roles at committee level and was our immediate […]

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Scottish Rugby unveils ground-breaking Player Welfare Action Plan to support safe enjoyment of the community game

The Action Plan has a dedicated focus on eight key objectives which put player welfare at the forefront of on and off-pitch activity delivery, utilising an evidence-based approach for decision making. The Action Plan has been developed by Scottish Rugby’s Welfare Manager, Dr Karen Barclay, Chief Medical Officer, Dr James Robson and Head of Game […]

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Caitlin ‘Carries the Gene’ and the match ball

This initiative follows on from their ‘Carry the Gene’ challenge to fund vital research into Bardet Biedl Syndrome (BBS). Eight-year-old Caitlin Wilkie, was diagnosed with BBS in 2017. This is an extremely rare genetic condition with symptoms including heart issues, kidney failure, learning difficulties, obesity and sight loss usually by teenage years. BBS is an […]

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RugbyRight launches for 2023/24 season with new concussion module

The course is comprised of three modules and can be accessed via the SCRUMS platform. RugbyRight: Concussion Education RugbyRight: Tackle Height RugbyRight: Safeguarding RugbyRight forms the minimum standard for coaching and match officiating in Scotland and, for 2023/24, must be completed by all coaches and match officials. RugbyRight: Concussion Education The new online concussion course […]

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Royal Bank RugbyForce 2023 Grants & Young Ambassadors announced

ROYAL BANK RUGBYFORCE GRANTS After a rigorous judging process, 10 clubs have been awarded a grant of £3,000 to help them tackle climate change from the grassroots up. New for 2023, this year’s initiative sees a pivot with club’s being asked to promote sustainability in the local community. Via their application, the clubs selected demonstrated […]

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