Scottish Rugby Statement

Following the continued and extensive leaks to the media of confidential information and documentation in regard to the relationship between Scottish Rugby and Edinburgh Rugby Limited, Scottish Rugby has concluded today that mediation is no longer an option. Scottish Rugby takes very seriously any failure to abide by confidentiality agreements in regard to contracts and correspondence and believes the resulting publicity these leaks create is most unhelpful for the sport at all levels. Following the continued and extensive leaks to the media of confidential information and documentation in regard to the relationship between Scottish Rugby and Edinburgh Rugby Limited, Scottish Rugby has concluded today that mediation is no longer an option.

Scottish Rugby takes very seriously any failure to abide by confidentiality agreements in regard to contracts and correspondence and believes the resulting publicity these leaks create is most unhelpful for the sport at all levels.

Various members of the Scottish Rugby and Edinburgh Rugby Boards have been in discussion since the end of last year but, despite some significant financial concessions by Scottish Rugby, agreement could not be achieved.

This, together with Scottish Rugby’s confidence in its robust contractual position, has led the national governing body to conclude that mediation will not achieve a compromise position which is acceptable to both parties.

Scottish Rugby believes that the contractual rights and obligations of both parties are very clear, and is confident that it is currently complying with its contractual obligations.