Rugby supports drive to boost heart research

Each week, 12 young people under the age of 35 are lost to sudden cardiac death in the UK. However, new research from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) reveals that the nation is largely unaware of the devastating effect heart disease has on young people. Aiden Hoenigmann died aged just 27, after a sudden cardiac […]

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James Robson awarded honorary degree by Queen Margaret University

Dr James, alongside Professor Alex McMahon, former Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland, were both honoured with a Degree of Doctor of the University, Honoris Causa. After a distinguished career, of which 30 years were spent with Scottish Rugby, James stood down from service at the end of the Guinness Six Nations earlier this year, his […]

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Scottish Rugby begins financial reset programme

Headlines: Following financial loss sustained last year significant work undertaken on cost profile of the business resulting in a series of actions designed to reshape the organisation and lay foundations for future growth. Mid-term outlook is positive following action taken to increase revenues, whilst managing cost over future years. Future recruitment paused, with exception of […]

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Drumming up support for cancer charity

Alex Nevard, a sixth-year pupil at the city’s George Watson’s College, began drumming to raise funds for the charity during the 2018 Autumn Test matches and has become something of a fixture in the Roseburn area as fans flock to the turnstiles pre-match. Under the banner of the “Wee Drummer Boy”, he began his mission […]

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Saltire Energy announces key extended partnership with Scottish Rugby

Saltire Energy, a leading supplier of drilling tools to the global offshore oil and gas industry, became an Official Partner of Scottish Rugby in 2021 and the extension of the agreement will see the firm continue its support of international matchdays for the Scotland Men’s Team. Importantly to the global family business, the company also […]

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Scottish Rugby confirm appointments of key medical positions

Dr David Pugh has been appointed as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Dr Jonathan Hanson will take on the role of Team Doctor for the men’s national team. Both have been actively involved in supporting Scottish Rugby for close to 20 years through consultancy roles as well as regular Team Doctor positions at pro and […]

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Chris Stewart Appointed as New Independent Non-Executive Director

Chris brings 30 years’ experience in the development and property management sector to Scottish Rugby. His group of companies – Chris Stewart Group (CSG) – has ownership and operational interests across the residential, office, hotel, and hospitality sectors. The award-winning developments of Advocate’s Close, named by RIAS as Scotland’s ‘Best Building’ and home to Old […]

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Operational Update – Chief Financial Officer

Spence joined the organisation in August 2021. Coming in after the Covid pandemic meant she played an important role within the Exec team and as a Board member, as Scottish Rugby navigated the eventual return to normal operations. Hilary Spence said: “I have hugely enjoyed my time with Scottish Rugby and will now be taking […]

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Scottish Rugby outlines new Male Performance Pathway

The plan sees the reinstatement of Scotland ‘A’ fixtures, a move to professional ‘A’ team games and expanded Academies to work with players into the U23 age bracket to deliver appropriate level game time. There will be a focus on developing more home-grown players and better alignment between the domestic and professional game are key […]

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George Horne Signs as First Charity Patron for Cancer Card

CEO of Cancer Card, Ian Pirrie said: “This partnership highlights the significance of sports personalities driving positive change within their communities and marks a key milestone for Cancer Card, a charity dedicated to providing crucial assistance to those affected by cancer.”   George Horne said: “In the UK, sadly one in two people will get […]

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