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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Scottish Rugby launches transformational Women and Girls’ Strategy

Scottish Rugby is targeting the opportunities women’s rugby presents having previously identified it as one of three strategic priorities in its 2021-2024 Corporate Strategy, entitled ‘Wellbeing, Women and Winning’ launched last year. Built on the incredible work that has gone on in the club and international game over the last three decades by the pioneers […]

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