Scotland 7S Commemorate Commonwealth Day

Members of the Scotland 7s team will visit the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Wednesday) to take part in the Commonwealth Week celebrations. As part of a week-long programme of events to celebrate Commonwealth Day within the Parliamentary headquarters, Scotland 7s head coach Stephen Gemmell will be joined by captain Scott Forrest and team-mate Ben Addison along with athletes and coaches from other commonwealth sports.

Members of the Scotland 7s team will visit the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Wednesday) to take part in the Commonwealth Week celebrations.

As part of a week-long programme of events to celebrate Commonwealth Day within the Parliamentary headquarters, Scotland 7s head coach Stephen Gemmell will be joined by captain Scott Forrest and team-mate Ben Addison along with athletes and coaches from other commonwealth sports for a function hosted by the Scottish branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

Looking forward to the event, Gemmell said: "This is a good opportunity to keep the profile of Scottish rugby high within the parliamentary arena.

"It will also be a chance to mix with athletes and coaches from other commonwealth sports and to further demonstrate our commitment to supporting Scotland's bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow."

Celebrated on the second Monday in March every year, Commonwealth Day aims to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of the Commonwealth to improve the lives of its 1.8 billion citizens.

Following their outing in a sevens demonstration game during the half-time break of the RBS 6 Nations Championship clash between Scotland and Ireland last Saturday, the Scotland 7s team will depart next week for the fifth leg of the IRB Sevens World Series in Hong Kong before moving onto the Australia 7s in Adelaide on 7-8 April.

The final leg of the series comes to the birth place of the sevens game, Scotland, on 2-3 June for the Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s 2007 at Murrayfield.

For further information about the tournament and to get your tickets at the fantastic value price of only £10 for one day or just £15 for both (with free concessions on all pre-booked tickets), log onto the official Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s website - www.edinburgh7s.com