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Scotland loves rugby. No matter what level of the game – from the full internationals against the world’s best, right down to weekly club games – you’ll find plenty of passion, drama and excitement, both on- and off the pitch.

The friendly rivalries, camaraderie and banter makes for a fantastic atmosphere amongst the fans and means games are a great family day out.

Scotland also boasts an exciting calendar of rugby showcase events and if you’re planning to see any of the internationals or the Rugby Sevens series in Edinburgh, Glasgow or the Scottish Borders, why not turn it into a proper Scottish break and make the most of what each region has to offer?

  • Rugby player sprints forward clutching the ball
    The Melrose Sevens is one of the games's premier tournaments
  • A rugby player makes a flying tackle on another during an international match
    Passion on and off the field guaranteed!
  • Rugby player is lifted high by his team mates to grab the ball at a line out
    Edinburgh Rugby's Esteban Lozada wins a line out (image: Scottish Rugby)
  • Rugby player dives into touch to score a try chased by an opponent
    Melrose's Allan Dodds scores a try during the Melrose Sevens at Melrose Rugby Club (image: Scottish Rugby)
Scottish rugby player running with the ball about to be tackled

Rugby Sevens

Full of fantastic running rugby and bags of tries, sevens games are superb spectator events

Scottish rugby player runs with the ball (image: Scottish Rugby)

International rugby

Scotland’s international rugby weekends in Edinburgh are always special and generate an incredible atmosphere that’s unmissable.

A jubilant rugby team celebrates and holds aloft the trophy they've just won

Professional rugby

Scotland’s two pro rugby teams, Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors, battle it out each season against top European rivals.

Enthusiastic Scotland rugby fans with saltire-painted faces and tartan bunnets

Rugby events

Scotland boasts a packed calendar of top-class rugby events from full internationals to club cup finals.

A rugby player sprints carrying the ball

Scottish Borders rugby

Birthplace of the internationally popular sevens game, the Scottish Borders is the beating heartland of Scottish rugby.

Celebrating rugby team holds aloft the trophy they've won (image: Scottish Rugby)

Scottish Cup Final rugby

Murrayfield is a fitting setting for the cup finals that mark the exciting climax of the Scottish club rugby season each April.

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