Dave McDonald: Obituary

Dave was a well-known all-round sportsman who had a passion for rugby, American football and judo, gaining black-belt status. In his life outside of sport, in the 1970s Dave was a hotelier, running the now vanished Sullom Voe Hotel. Whilst in Shetland Dave founded the Sullom Voe Wanderers RFC also known as ‘The Oil Blacks’, […]

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Eilidh Barbour to host Community Game Conference

Eilidh Barbour is an experienced and versatile sports presenter and reporter who regularly hosts for Sky Sports SPL and BBC Sport. Alongside football, she is also the face of BBC’s Golf coverage and presents the BBC Women’s Six Nations highlights show. Chris Paterson, Scottish Rugby Ambassador and Specialist Coach, has been announced as one of […]

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Braidholm to host Inter-district Championship Finals Day

The event will see the Glasgow based club open its doors to spectators for two matches, the Final between the two top sides from round one, along with a third/fourth place play-off. The grounds, which can hold 3,500 spectators with an additional 200 in its clubhouse, was selected as the host following an application process […]

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Scotland aiming for record crowd this Saturday

Due to the high demand, Scottish Rugby has now opened seating in the Murrayfield Stand and additional standing in the Lothian Stand for Saturday’s TikTok Women’s Six Nations match against Ireland (Saturday 29 April, kick-off 7.30pm). Scotland’s final game in this year’s Championship could break the previous record crowd of 3,988 achieved for the match […]

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Scottish Futures claim victory against Wales U23

Speaking after the match, Scottish Futures Head Coach Claire Cruikshank said: “Really pleased with the performance today. The players have worked incredibly hard over the last eight or nine weeks and I thought they were really clinical throughout the match. “We probably left a few opportunities out there but we tried to play expansive, quick […]

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Scottish Futures team named for Wales match

Cruikshank has made nine changes to the side that faced England U20s at Kingston Park back in March, with Katie Lindsay, Eve Thomson, Kirsty Ritchie, Rachel Law, Ceitidh Ainsworth, Hannah Walker, Sarah Denholm and Sky Phimister all joining the starting line-up, with Freya Walker moving to blindside flanker. University of Edinburgh’s Holly McIntyre will continue […]

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Kick-off times confirmed for The Famous Grouse Nations Series

The games will be warm-up matches for the Rugby World Cup in France, which gets underway in September. Scotland get the Series underway against Italy on Saturday 29 July and the match against the Azzurri will kick-off at 3.15pm. France are the visitors the following Saturday, with the number 2 team in the world visiting […]

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Nelson to make 50th appearance for Scotland

Stand-off Helen Nelson is due to make her 50th appearance this weekend, having made her debut against France at Broadwood during the 2016 Women’s Six Nations. Nelson is joined at half-back by Mairi McDonald, who comes in for her first start of the championship at scrum-half.  Lisa Thomson moves to outside centre to accommodate Meryl Smith inside, with […]

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John Jeffrey steps down as Chair of Scottish Rugby LTD

The former international, who played for Scotland between 1984 and 1991 and was a key figure in Scotland’s Five Nations Grand Slam in 1990, has been chair of Scottish Rugby Ltd for three years.   On Wednesday night, he informed the board of the Scottish Rugby Union, the custodian body which represents Scottish rugby clubs […]

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