The Race Is On For Ma-Scottie And Pals!

It's lining up to be a great Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s as the competitors for the first ever invitational sporting mascots race, scheduled for the opening day of the event, are revealed!
The celebrity “runners” strutted their stuff at Murrayfield today to get a feel for the track and work out their tactics for the big day, 31 May 2008.  To ensure that all competitors are fully fit for race day, Scotland U17 winger Craig Robertson was on hand to pass on some vital training and sprint starting tips, too.

Craig was the winner of the 2008 New Years Day 110m Sprint handicap, one of the world’s most famous amateur sprints, which has been held at Musselburgh race course for the past eight years. Craig will also be competing for his school, Galashiels Academy, at the John Lewis Schools 7s on Saturday 26 April.
The runners for the big event at Murrayfield are: Scottie (Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s), Flinty (Edinburgh Rugby Club), Tynie and Teenie the Tigers (Hearts FC), Sunshine (Hibernian FC), McGoldie (Golden Oldies), Mr McSquirty (Purely Scottish) and Edi-B (Edinburgh Leisure). For photos of the event, click on the Gallery section and go to Mascot Parade.


Rugby sevens will return to the country of its birth, Scotland, on 31 May and 1 June for the Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s, the final leg of the IRB Sevens World Series.

The Emirates Airline Edinburgh 7s will feature the world's top teams over two days of fast flowing, skilful and dynamic international rugby sevens together with a fun-packed Festival of Rugby on the back pitches at Murrayfield.