Boroughmuir Rugby and Community Sports Club is a very friendly and family orientated club and with our refurbished club house facilities you will be able to enjoy a café culture combined with the warm hospitability Boroughmuir Rugby is famous for.
Boroughmuir’s first season was in 1919-20, last year was our centenary season!
The Borough Muir is the site of the Borestone, still present near Boroughmuir High School, where the Scottish Army gathered in 1513 around the Scottish flag prior to the battle on Flodden Field.
The Club badge depicts the Saltire in the Borestone, and Boroughmuir is the only Scottish club with permission to display the Scottish flag on its badge.
Boroughmuir prides itself in playing at the top level of Scottish club rugby, and we have enjoyed success in the form of winning the last “unofficial championship” in 1972-73, as well as three Scottish
Championships, four cup competitions, and three times Melrose 7s winners.
Boroughmuir has provided numerous Scottish Internationalists, the first being Ken Ross in 1961, and includes Bill Watson, Peter Wright, Greame Beveridge, Stuart Reid and the original “Kilted Kiwi”, Sean Lineen. Perhaps Boroughmuir’s most famous son is Bruce Hay, our “Meggetland Lion”, who, despite passing away 12 years ago, still influences the club’s passion and ethos.
In 2016, we developed plans for the Boroughmuir Youth Academy, with its inaugural season in 2017-18. Alongside this, we established the ‘One Club, One Culture, One Community’ strapline as a focal point for our activities. This manifests itself in building a strong Boroughmuir identity, and closer links across all areas of the Club, with first team players coaching youngsters, and our Champions Day bringing parents and children across all ages to support our First XV.
Boroughmuir took the decision to consider its boundaries much wider than a traditional rugby club. The move to become Boroughmuir Rugby and Community Sports Club in 2012, a registered charity, was the first step, and was followed by building a community café, and increasing links with local sports clubs and community groups. Such outreach required tremendous effort and commitment, but has borne fruit and has proven to be a sustainable model since 2016.
Currently, three senior teams play at the highest level possible in Scottish Rugby. Our Academy has won the top National Club Conference (Mitsubishi Motors Conference) last two season and youth membership has grown by 20%. We employ two Rugby Development Officers and our reach has widened, our partnership links with the wider community has also strengthened. Forming partnership links with other sporting groups is embedded part of our culture.
This coming year is going to be a cracker of a season.
Benefit of being a member
In addition, your Membership subscriptions and any donations are used to help us achieve our charity vision:
“To play a key role in providing the best facilities, friendliest and most inclusive sports hub in Edinburgh, which motivates and inspires everyone to become more active, this creating a confident, healthy and vibrant community.”
We are hoping that training will start sometime in August for all categories of player. That start date very much depends on the Scottish Government’s phased exit from lockdown. On the 3rd July, the SRU published a six staged roadmap outlining how clubs and schools could return to rugby in Scotland. This roadmap is aligned to Scottish Government dates and is in line with recommendations from World Rugby. It can be read here.
Plans are being updated all the time, so please keep an eye on facebook, twitter and our website for most up to date information.
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