Scottish Rugby opens nominations for Community Recognition Awards 2023

The 2023 Community Recognition Awards aim to celebrate and recognise the efforts of players, coaches, match officials and volunteers from the domestic game. The format includes six award categories, which will be awarded in each of the five regions – Caledonia Midlands, Caledonia North, East, Glasgow North and Glasgow South. The award categories are: Volunteer […]

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National Youth Cup Finals 2022/23 | Update

The weather forecast is currently showing further snow and freezing temperatures in Edinburgh over the next two days windchill is expected to reach -6 degrees Celsius, raising concerns for both players and spectators. With player welfare a clear priority and to enable timely communication with competing teams to allow for travel arrangements to be changed […]

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National Schools Cup | Quarter-final Results

Boys U18 Cup Hutchesons’ Grammar came up short against Strathallan School who progress to the next round with a 13-17 win. Loretto School and the Edinburgh Academy drew 10-10, but the Edinburgh Academy progress to the semi-finals as the away team as determined by criteria in National Competition Rules. In another tight content, Stewart’s Melville […]

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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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Youth Cup Competition semi-finals loom

In the National Youth Cup and Shield competitions, four quarter finals played out across the U18 and U16 age groups last weekend to progress to a semi-final. In the U18 and U16 Cup Competition quarter-finalists are comprised of the top four teams from the National Conference, top two teams from the Borders Town Conference and […]

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Scottish Rugby Schools Week set to return in 2023

Since its launch in 2021, Scottish Rugby has engaged with more than 70,000 pupils across over 600 state schools through the programme. Scottish Rugby Schools Week aims to increase opportunities for girls and boys to engage in rugby by supporting teachers to deliver new rugby activities or highlight existing rugby activities, whilst providing links to […]

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Meet the new Scottish Rugby Youth Panel

The new members of the Panel include players, match officials and coaches with a wide range of experiences in rugby, heralding from across the country. Appointed for the next two seasons, the Youth Panel will provide a platform for youth perspectives to be listened to and understood. The group will also provide influence on a […]

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Same Game, Different Shirt campaign

The ‘Same Game, Different Shirt’ campaign showcases how match officiating can become a rewarding part of anyone’s rugby journey. As part of the campaign, the Game Development team at Scottish Rugby has created a condensed format of the Introduction to Match Officiating course. The new format allows new referees to complete the first part of […]

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Ben Cairns appointed Heriot’s Rugby Super6 Head Coach

Ben joins the city side from Stirling Wolves where he took the side to the final of the FOSROC Super6 Sprint Series earlier this year. He will bring a level of organisation, player management, rugby knowledge and strategic vision to Goldenacre. Fin Gillies and Stuart Edwards will continue to be part of the coaching team […]

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