Accies plot return to top flight

If you’ve taken a stroll through the chic Edinburgh neighbourhood of Stockbridge recently you may have noticed the scent of renaissance in the air – and no, that’s not the name of the area’s latest hipster-friendly coffee shop.

Gala Rugby

Border League Final: Melrose 35-7 Gala

STUART RUTHERFORD @ Poynder Park BT CUP champions Melrose secured their second trophy in four days with a blistering first-half performance. Gala, who had not played a competitive match since February, struggled to match their opponents’ intensity


Murrayfield Wanderers 28-41 Carrick

STUART RUTHERFORD @ BT Murrayfield CARRICK were crowned BT Shield champions for the second straight season, after a blistering second-half performance in which they scored 31 unanswered points against Murrayield Wanderers. The first-half was an


Rising from the ashes in Portobello

It wasn’t so long ago that having the opportunity to run out on the international pitch at Murrayfield was nothing but a fanciful dream for Portobello RFC; in fact, being able to play any rugby at all appeared to be a major challenge.