Developing talent

Regional academies

Regional Academies

Scottish Rugby's regional academies provide the best environment for young Scottish players to develop their skills, disciplines, knowledge and attitudes to achieve their full rugby playing potential.

Regional academies

Performance Pathway Programme

Performance Pathway

The National Player Pathway programme identifies our most talented young players, develops their skills and helps them to prepare for Scottish Rugby’s National Academy, or a contract with Scottish Rugby.

Performance pathway

Elite Performance Programme

Elite Development Programme

Elite development players continue to play at their home clubs, when appropriate, but train as professional athletes with Scotland 7s, Edinburgh Rugby or Glasgow Warriors.

Elite performance programme

Jim Hamilton, Scottish Exile

Scottish Exiles

If you're a player living outside Scotland and are of Scottish descent, Scottish Exiles could be your route to internaional rugby.

Scottish Exiles