Scottish Rugby news

Scotland hooker Ross Ford today performed the official opening ceremony for Spire Healthcare's new £1.6 million operating theatre at Murrayfield Hospital in Edinburgh.
Scottish club rugby is returning to TV screens in a move which Scottish Rugby hopes will herald regular broadcast exposure for the sport at a number of levels.
The back pitches at the home of Scottish Rugby are being transformed in a £2 million project that is linked to flood defences and the development of Edinburgh's tram scheme.
The 2009 Heineken Cup Final, which will be staged at Murrayfield Stadium, is currently the fastest selling final in the tournament's 14 year history.
Scottish Rugby is saddened to hear of the death of the former Scotland B, Glasgow and Stirling County winger Alan Armstrong. He was 55.
Scottish Rugby is saddened to hear of the death of SRU past president Charlie Ritchie. He was 75.
Friday night is rugby night and Magners League action is on the menu at Firhill where Glasgow Warriors await the visit of the Scarlets. If you can't get to Firhill, don't worry.
Stevie Scott, the former Scotland hooker, is to take on a new role. The 35-year-old Borderer has been appointed by Scottish Rugby as a specialist skills coach.
Edinburgh aim to get their Magners League campaign back on track when they face Scarlets at Murrayfield tonight (kick-off 7.30pm).
The Borders youth development officer's tag rugby and a seven a side festival saw 130 girls from all over the Borders and North Berwick turn out at Netherdale.