Scottish Championship

  • Baillie Out And Lynch In At London Scottish

    London Scottish have announced that CEO Kenny Baillie is to leave the club this summer with current club president, Rod Lynch, taking over from him.  During his two years at the club, Baillie has overseen the Exiles' rise from eighth to fifth to third place in the Greene King IPA Championshipthe and this season the club achieved its highest league finish for 16 years. On his decision to leave, Baillie said: "London Scottish is an inspirational rugby club and it has been an honour and a privile...

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  • London Scottish & SRU Resurrect Partnership

    London Scottish and the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) have resurrected their partnership, despite the announcement of an acrimonious-looking split just a couple of weeks ago. The SRU revealed at the end of last month that it was ending the partnership that was agreed back in January because of an unsatisfactory “performance environment” and London Scottish chairman Sir David Reid angrily refuted some claims about the business model and viability of the club in a strongly worded press release. H...

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  • Exiles' Resource Deal With SRU Paves Way For Closer Links

    London Scottish and Scottish Rugby (SRU) have released details of a new partnership to support the development of a joint performance programme that may be the harbinger of closer administrative links in future. This week's agreement is described as "resource focused" with the SRU providing regular coaching, playing and high performance support to the Greene King IPA Championship club. Selected pro-team, BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy and Scottish age-grade players will be based at the Richmond...

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  • Kemp To Manage London Scottish Sponsorship

    London Scottish has a new sponsorship manager, Mark Kemp, who joined the club earlier this month. Kemp has significant previous commercial experience across a range of industries and has worked for London Welsh, London Irish and Queens Park Rangers Football Club. He said: “The club has the support of some fantastic sponsors and I’m looking forward to working with them all in the coming seasons. It will be great to meet those involved with London Scottish over the coming months and I look for...

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  • Baillie Takes Reins at Scottish

    London Scottish have appointed former Glasgow Warriors player and chief executive Kenny Baillie as the club’s new CEO. The ex Scotland Under 21 international will take over from Tony Copsey, who has left to take charge of nearby London Welsh, but he will not take up the post until 1 March and club president Rod Lynch will act as interim CEO until then. Baillie, who was the youngest CEO in European rugby at Glasgow, will have the challenge of building on the club’s position in the RFU Champio...

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  • Lockhead Continues As Scottish Rugby Chairman

    Sir Moir Lockhead is to continue as chairman of the Scottish Rugby Board for a second three-year term from the summer of 2014 until 2017 after the move was ratified by the Scottish Rugby Council. In an official statement, Scottish Rugby Union president, Donald Macleod, said: “Sir Moir’s leadership, insight and business experience have served Scottish Rugby very well and we are delighted that he will undertake a second term. This secures Scottish Rugby’s leadership at this important time a...

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  • Sheila Begbie Swaps Scottish Football For Rugby

    Sheila Begbie MBE, the head of women's football at the Scottish Football Association, is to take up a new role as head of women's rugby at the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) in August. The former Scotland international (football) said said she would bring a "blueprint of success" from 16 years in her role in women's football. The role is a brand new one within the SRU and Begbie will report to director of rugby Scott Johnson. Johnson said: "Sheila has had a great career in Scottish women's soccer...

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  • Scottish Rugby Welcomes New High Performance Facility

    Scottish Rugby has recently learned of the plan to base the new £30 million National Sport Performance Centre at Heriot-Watt University in the West of Edinburgh. Scotland’s Deputy First Minster, Nicola Surgeon made the announcement on a visit to the university. A spokesperson on behalf of Scottish Rugby said: “Scottish Rugby welcomes today’s announcement from the Scottish Government that the new national sport performance centre will be based at Heriot-Watt University. We are proud to hav...

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  • Grassie To Succeed Lockhead As SRU Chairman

    The Scottish Rugby board have voted for Colin Grassie as its new chairman, to take over from Sir Moir Lockhead OBE with effect from 1 January 2017. Sir Moir, who was elected chairman, and been a board member since 2011, was due to retire in June 2017 but has decided to step down earlier to enable a new chairman to help drive forward Scottish Rugby’s modernisation and commercial strategies. He will continue to chair the board and act as an independent non-executive director until the end of thi...

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  • Bankruptcy For Former London Scottish Director Knight

    Former London Scottish rugby ace-turned-financial services entrepeneur Greg Knight, who is famed for his links to celebrities such as Gabby and Kenny Logan, has been declared bankrupt, according to the London Evening Standard. Knight, whose Welbeck Wealth Management firm in the City collapsed into administration last year, was well-known in Scottish business circles in the capital. He was one of the management team at the famous London Scottish rugby club who nursed it back to financial health...

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