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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Scottish Rugby CEO Mark Dodson to step down in Summer 2024

Dodson, who was appointed in September 2011, previously had his contract extended in June 2022, with unanimous agreement of the then Board, through to summer 2025. With a revised Governance structure now in place, a new Scottish Rugby Limited Chair appointed and work progressing on the organisation’s 10-year strategy Dodson decided the time was right […]

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Jim Mallinder to leave Scottish Rugby at the end of the season

Appointed from the RFU in August 2019 Mallinder has overseen a rise in world rankings for both Scotland’s national teams and a strategic focus on investment for Scotland’s two professional teams in Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors. Following a 10-year coaching role with Northampton Saints between 2007-2017 Mallinder then moved to become England player pathway […]

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Scottish Rugby Annual General Meeting 2023

Chair of the Scottish Rugby Union Custodian Board, Professor Lorne Crerer, confirmed a quorum in his opening statement and thanked those for attending, both in person and online. Prof. Crerar said: “The new governance structure, like all good governance models, is but an enabler to ensure we can all work together to meet the many […]

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2022/23 Scottish Rugby Union Annual Report

Headlines: Core business continued its bounce-back from Covid with revenues finishing at £68.3m * (21/22 £57.9m), the highest revenue Scottish Rugby Limited has ever delivered, surpassing pre-Covid turnover high of £61.1m in 2019   The £10m year on year revenue growth driven by ticketing sales which saw sell-out attendances at Scottish Gas Murrayfield, combined with […]

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Doddie fund boosts respite care

Leuchie is a national charity based in North Berwick supporting people living with neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone Disease, via respite breaks and other services. In appreciation Leuchie has renamed the property as Doddie Weir House, at a visit by Doddie Weir’s wife, Kathy and My Name’5 Doddie Foundation Trustee, […]

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