The Scottish Rugby Union is the recognised governing body for Rugby Union in Scotland.
The Union’s governing document, the SRU Bye Laws, make provision for a number of categories of membership. These are:
The following details relate to the membership of Scottish Rugby by Full Member and Associate Member clubs.
Scottish Rugby has adopted a domestic regulation supplementing our Bye Laws and providing further detail in relation to membership of the Union by Clubs, permissible Club names and permissible Team names. All those within the Scottish Rugby Union’s jurisdiction are required to comply with this Regulation.
Membership of the Union provides a range of great benefits including free catastrophic injury insurance, access to training and education courses, preferential ticket rights and the ability to generate ticket sales commission.
The process for applying for membership of the Union is quick and easy.
To assist those with queries with regard to have to register a new club with the Union or in relation to Club or Team names we have prepared a summary of Frequently Asked Questions.
If you can't find the information you're looking for or have a specific query on Membership of the Union or in relation to Club or Team names please contact Scottish Rugby’s Head of Regulation, Graham Ireland, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 346 5004.