Next season's Scotland kit unveiled

Scotland will embark on the 12-Test 2018/19 season in solid navy blue and silver home and alternate kits, revealed today.

The Scotland home kit incorporates colours principally associated with Scottish Rugby – navy, purple and white.

The predominantly navy shirt and shorts are complemented by a green trim and stitching inspired by the official Scottish Rugby Tartan, with purple gradient side panelling.

The collar is a modern grandad collar with purple piping.

On the left pec, the Scotland badge is applied to the match kit in a jelly-glue, smooth silicone finish for the first time, with the Macron logo on the right in a similar application.

The Saltire returns on the left sleeve, in the same application and style.

The alternate kit moves from white to silver and features an embossed, horizontal stripe design, along with touches of light blue stitching details and navy-blue contrast panels on the rear, and across the shoulders.

The modernised collar also features here, along with the application of the Scotland badge, Macron logo and Saltire on the sleeve in silicone jelly-glue.

Both shirts are made from the unique, rugby-specific ‘ARMEVO’ fabric created by technical partner Macron last year, which combines durability and lightness with excellent moisture-wicking properties.

Scottish Rugby Chief Operating Officer, Dominic McKay, said: “Yet again Macron have created both attractive and technically innovative match kits for our men’s national team for the coming season.

"This is a hugely important campaign for Head Coach Gregor Townsend’s squad with Rugby World Cup 2019 in mind, and I am sure the squad and fans alike will embrace and enjoy wearing these bold new designs.”

Macron Chief Executive Officer, Gianluca Pavanello, added: “Scotland have been doing their talking on the pitch with a brand of rugby that is astounding Scottish rugby fans across the globe.

"Macron’s role in the partnership is to make sure the garments the players and staff wear, keeps them at the forefront of sports apparel innovation while the designs excites and stimulates the fans to get behind the boys in blue.

“Our team of designers always worked hand in hand with Scottish Rugby to make sure the match day kits as well as the training, travel and accessories range are a further step forward on that of the previous season and I personally think that we have, together, created something very special.”

Both kits can be pre-ordered at shop.scottishrugby.org today (Monday 20 August) and will go on sale exclusively in the official Scottish Rugby Store at BT Murrayfield on Friday (24 August), followed by all other Macron stockists on Saturday (25 August).

The newly-designed Macron shirt will also be worn by Scotland Women, which will be unveiled with a new sponsor in the coming weeks.