Scottish Rugby Limited to appoint new Chair in 2023

An extensive recruitment process will begin in the new year for a new Chair of the Scottish Rugby Limited Board, recently renamed followed the conclusion of the governance review. Jeffrey was appointed on a permanent basis in December 2020, after being interim Chair for the preceding six months. His three-year term as Chair of the […]

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Douglas Steele banned for three years

On 27 January 2022, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) collected an Out-of-Competition urine Sample from Mr Steele at a Marr Rugby Football Club training session. Analysis of Mr Steele’s Sample returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for a metabolite of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT) and metabolites of oxandrolone. DHCMT and oxandrolone are both anabolic agents, listed under S1.1 of […]

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Doddie Weir – a personal tribute

Obituaries are never easy to write, especially if the individual who has passed away was someone you regarded as a friend. Someone who brought joy, happiness, huge dollops of mischief – never malicious, always good-natured – and whose spirit refused to bow to the awful physical ravages of motor neurone disease. Even those who met […]

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Doddie Weir OBE

The 61-cap internationalist passed away at his Borders home with his family by his side as his extraordinary battle against Motor Neurone Disease came to a close. Doddie’s colourful and positive character won the hearts of fans on and off the pitch whether it be for his athletic and eye-catching performances in the Dark Blue […]

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Scottish Rugby confirms funding awarded in Phase 1 of the Growth and Participation Fund

The Growth and Participation fund, established from the £6.5M Scottish Government funding during the Covid-19 pandemic, was split into two streams with £500,000 allocated to each: Major Capital Investment and Growing the Game. The Major Capital Investment strand is designed to support clubs with developments to their physical infrastructure including the purchase, upgrade or construction […]

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Scottish Rugby extends partnership with HITIQ

This extension further represents Scottish Rugby’s desire and commitment to be at the forefront of player welfare through a commitment to research across all levels of the game. Scottish Rugby will continue to build on the initial partnership, launched in June 2021, which saw a working group established with members of its performance and medical […]

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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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