Scottish Rugby Statement

Scottish Rugby has confirmed today that the operating agreement between Edinburgh Rugby and Scottish Rugby has been terminated by Edinburgh Rugby. Consequently Edinburgh Rugby no longer have any rights to play or train at Murrayfield and Scottish Rugby has asked when they plan to vacate the stadium.Scottish Rugby has confirmed today that the operating agreement between Edinburgh Rugby and Scottish Rugby has been terminated by Edinburgh Rugby.

Consequently Edinburgh Rugby no longer have any rights to play or train at Murrayfield and Scottish Rugby has asked when they plan to vacate the stadium.

As a consequence of Edinburgh Rugby’s termination of the operating agreement, Scottish Rugby now requires immediate repayment of a proportion of the funding the governing body has advanced Edinburgh Rugby since July 2006. The deadline for this repayment, which amounts to almost ?£1.4 million, is close of business on Friday 3 August 2007.

Scottish Rugby can also confirm that with immediate effect it has withdrawn from making any future funding available to Edinburgh Rugby, following their breach of the operating agreement.

Despite further efforts being made by Scottish Rugby this week to achieve an acceptable outcome to the dispute in the best interests of the sport, Scottish Rugby now confirms that, regrettably, these actions have had to be taken.