Struan Rugby Camp Cancelled

The rugby camp, which Scottish Rugby runs in association with the youth organisation the SSC, at Struan in Perthshire, which was due to take place from tomorrow (Saturday 28 July) - Friday 3 August has had to be cancelled due to weather conditions. The renowned camp, which has been attended by numerous international players over the years, has fallen victim to the heavy rains over the last eight weeks. The rugby camp, which Scottish Rugby runs in association with the youth organisation the SSC, at Struan in Perthshire, which was due to take place from tomorrow (Saturday 28 July) - Friday 3 August has had to be cancelled due to weather conditions.

The renowned camp, which has been attended by numerous international players over the years, has fallen victim to the heavy rains over the last eight weeks.

More than 200 young people have gone home a day early from the Scottish Schoolboys’ Club mixed camp this week and although SSC volunteers were working hard to move tents into other areas of the campsite the forecast is for more rain and this would make life more difficult.

An SSC spokesperson said: “We have coped with rain before and the conditions are challenging so cancelling the rugby camp is regrettable but the safety and welfare of the players comes first.

“The final decision was made at 4pm on Thursday. SSC organisers and Scottish Rugby staff will be working tonight and tomorrow to inform all those players due to arrive on Saturday.”

The SRU/SSC Rugby Camp hosts nearly 200 of Scotland’s best young players aged between 14 and 17 years every summer at Struan in Perthshire.

Scottish Rugby staff are currently working on identifying an alternative venue for the under 17 group ONLY –players in this group will be contacted individually to advise of new arrangements.

An alternative camp for under-17s only will be held at the Scottish Agricultural College, Auchincruive, Ayr from Sunday (29 July) to Thursday 2 August.

Players are to arrive at Auchincruive for 12.30pm on Sunday.

Directions to the college

From Ayr town centre
Follow signs for the A70 to the Holmston roundabout,
then take the 1st exit (signposted A77 Kilmarnock).
Continue forward until you reach the Whitletts roundabout,
where you take the 4th exit onto the B743, signposted
Mauchline and Auchincruive.
Or:
Follow signs for the A719 leading to Whitletts Road.
Continue forward until you reach the Whitletts roundabout,
where you take the 3rd exit onto the B743, signposted
Mauchline and Auchincruive.

From the east, Glasgow, and the M8

Westbound on the M8, after crossing the river Clyde on
the Kingston Bridge, take the exit (Junction 22) for the
M77 signposted Kilmarnock, Prestwick Airport. Continue
on the M77, which turns into the A77, following signs for
Prestwick Airport and Ayr, until you reach the Whitletts
roundabout, where you take the 1st exit onto the B743,
signposted Mauchline and Auchincruive.

From the north via the A78

In many instances, travelling from the north of Scotland,
the easiest route is via Glasgow and the A77. However, if
approaching from the A78 via Irvine, follow signs to Ayr
until you reach the Dutch House roundabout, where you
take the 2nd exit onto the Ayr-Prestwick bypass (A77),
signposted Ayr. Follow the A77, following signs to Ayr,
until you reach the Whitletts roundabout, where you take
the 1st exit onto the B743, signposted Mauchline and
Auchincruive.

From the south via A77

Travelling north on the A77, continue forward until you
reach the Whitletts roundabout. Take the 4th exit onto
the B743, signposted Mauchline and Auchincruive.

From the south via M6 and A70
Heading north on the M6, continue forward onto the A74.
Take the A75 (signposted South West Scotland, Dumfries,
Stranraer), A76 (signposted Kilmarnock) then A70
(signposted Ayr). Continue on the A70, until the Holmston
Roundabout where you take the 3rd exit onto the A77
(signposted Kilmarnock). Continue on the A77 until you
reach the Whitletts roundabout. Take the 4th exit onto
the B743, signposted Mauchline and Auchincruive.

From the south via M74 and A71
Heading north on the M74, take the A71 (signposted
Kilmarnock) then the A77 (signposted Ayr). At the Dutch
House roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the Ayr-
Prestwick bypass (A77), signposted Ayr. Follow the A77
until you reach the Whitletts roundabout, where you take
the 1st exit onto the B743, signposted Mauchline and
Auchincruive.

All routes

Entering the B743 from the roundabout, you pass the
Hannah research facility on your left, and SAC Ayr on the
Auchincruive Estate follows on your right hand side. Take
the right turn into the main entrance. Take the first road
(passing some car park entrances on your left) to the left,
and pass under the security barrier. Turn in to the car
park on your left for the John Hannah building - the main
Education centre - or turn left at the T junction at the top
of this road, then right into the car park for Wilson Hall
and the Refectory.