Regional academies

Scottish Rugby's regional academies provide the best environment for young Scottish players to develop their skills, disciplines, knowledge and attitude.achieve their full rugby playing potential. It helps them to fulfill their aspirations to become professional rugby players.

Part of the performance player programme, Regional Academy players are those playing in clubs and schoools whose individual programmes are managed by Regional Academy Coaches and supported by the sportscotland Institute of Sport Network. 

These players sign a Scottish Rugby academy agreement outlining commitment from both parties - there is no remuneration for any of these players but Scottish Rugby meets the costs of the players' development programme in partnership with sportscotland.

Regional Academy players for season 2012/13

Neil Irvine Hess                                  

George Watsons College

Robbie Wilson                                   

Boroughmuir RFC

Russell Anderson                               

Gala RFC

 Cameron Turner                                

Aberdeen Grammar RFC

Andrew Redmayne                             

Dundee High School RFC

George Horne                                     

Strathallan School / Howe of Fife RFC

Chris Auld                                           

Gala RFC

Chris Barnes                                       

Glasgow Hawks RFC

 Darcy Rae                                           

Ayr RFC / Whitecraigs RFC

Ewan Bulger                                       

Marr College / Ayr RFC

Gavin Lowe                                        


Harry Walker                                      

Glasgow Hawks RFC

Magnus Bradbury                               

Merchiston Castle School / Oban Lorne RFC

James Malcolm                                  


Karl Main                                            

Dunbar Grammar School / Dunbar RFC

Stephen Ainslie                                  

Loretto School / Berwick RFC

Ben Johnston                                      

Marr College / Marr RFC

Richard Taylor                                   

Loretto High School / Melrose Wasps RFC

Scott Burnside                                   

North Berwick High School

Ally Miller                                           

George Watsons College / Musselburgh RFC

Andrew McWilliam                            

Edinburgh Academy / Currie RFC

Grant Stewart                                     

Dalziel RFC

Jamie Bhatti                                      

Stirling County RFC

Cameron Fenton                                 

Strathallan School / Howe of Fife RFC

Jamie Ritchie                                      

Strathallan School / Howe of Fife RFC

Hugh Fraser                                        

Merchiston Castle School