The Weir’s Week Annual Awards 2011 – The Weirdos

By Stewart Weir So 2011 is nearly over and 2012 is nearly upon us. A chance to reflect, look ahead, mourn and laugh at what...

Scottish rugby gets it spectacularly wrong as top talent leaves the country

Even in the days of Phil Godman and Chris Paterson, Edinburgh still had problems at fly half. Credit: SRU There are occasions when those in...

Scotland pin hopes on Dutchman Visser to turn around poor form

After three years of waiting, Tim Visser will pull on the dark blue of Scotland this summer. The Dutchman is the most prolific scorer...

Weir’s Week: Abu Dhabi do, transfer madness and Bob Carolgees

By Stewart Weir Saturday Blackpool Tower Circus was once home to Charlie Cairoli. Oh, and Mr Norman’s multi-coloured budgies. This weekend, it’s multi-coloured balls which are...

BBC ALBA to broadcast Magners League next season

BBC ALBA, Scotland’s gaelic television channel, has signed a deal to show live Magners League rugby in Scotland for the next four years, it...

HSBC SEVENS WORLD SERIES TROPHY TOUR

Chris Cusiter meets Children from Stewart's Melville School The penultimate round of the HSBC Sevens World Series takes place at Glasgow’s Scotstoun Stadium on the...
Stuart Hogg scores for Scotland versus France Picture: SRU

Scotland’s new rugby star shining very bright indeed

It really is official: Scottish rugby has a new star. The first, brilliant indication came with his wonder-try for Scotland A against England A...

EDINBURGH WINS NATIONAL SPORTS PERFORMANCE CENTRE

Artist's impression of the new centre Pictures: Reiach & Hall Scotland's £30m National Performance Centre for Sport will be centred at Heriot Watt University on the...

Replicating the Irish rugby model may not be easy

“The Irish model is what we’re trying to replicate now.” That was the declaration this week from Sir Moir Lockhead, chairman of the Scottish...
Merchiston Castle School: Photo of Joe Jones playing for the Sharks

Merchiston Castle School’s Joe Jones plays Sharks U-19

Joe Jones ex-pupil of Merchiston Castle School has just completed a successful season playing as openside flanker for the Natal Sharks Under-19 team in...