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Overview Honours Roll Team appearances Sources Current Season

Overview

In 1973/74 Scotland was the first of the Home Nations to set up a domestic league.
Before the birth of the league clubs played friendly matches and newspaper calculated an unofficial table to crown an unofficial welsh champion.
Since 2009 the best scottish clubs play British & Irish Cup

The league pyramid

The last reform of the league pyramid was in 2014. Since 2014/15 season the league structure is the following:

Level 1 Premiership
10 teams - 1 team to relegation playout and 1 relegation
Level 2 National One
12 teams - 1 promotion, 1 team to promotion playoff and 2 relegations
Level 3 National Two
12 teams - 2 promotions and 2 relegations
Level 4 National Three
12 teams - 2 promotions and 3 relegations
Level 5 to 8 Caledonia League
4 levels - 1 promotion
East Regional League
3 levels - 1 promotion
West Regional Division
4 levels - 1 promotion



Honours Roll

Season:WinnersRunners upFormatResult
2015/16Heriot's FP (5)AyrFinal29-26
2014/15Heriot's FP (4)MelroseFinal22-20
2013/14Melrose (9)GalaRound Robin 
2012/13Ayr (2)GalaRound Robin 
2011/12Melrose (8)Dundee HSFPRound Robin 
2010/11Melrose (7)CurrieRound Robin 
2009/10Currie (2)AyrRound Robin 
2008/09Ayr (1)Heriot's FPRound Robin 
2007/08Boroughmuir (3)WatsoniansRound Robin 
2006/07Currie (1)AyrRound Robin 
2005/06Glasgow Hawks (3)WatsoniansRound Robin 
2004/05Glasgow Hawks (2)Heriot's FPRound Robin 
2003/04Glasgow Hawks (1)BoroughmuirRound Robin 
2002/03Boroughmuir (2)Heriot's FPRound Robin 
2001/02Hawick (12)BoroughmuirRound Robin 
2000/01Hawick (11)MelroseRound Robin 
1999/00Heriot's FP (3)Glasgow HawksRound Robin 
1998/99Heriot's FP (2)MelroseRound Robin 
1997/98Watsonians (1)MelroseRound Robin 
1996/97Melrose (6) Round Robin 
1995/96Melrose (5) Round Robin 
1994/95Stirling County (1) Round Robin 
1993/94Melrose (4) Round Robin 
1992/93Melrose (3) Round Robin 
1991/92Melrose (2) Round Robin 
1990/91Boroughmuir (1) Round Robin 
1989/90Melrose (1) Round Robin 
1988/89Kelso (2) Round Robin 
1987/88Kelso (1)HawickRound Robin 
1986/87Hawick (10) Round Robin 
1985/86Hawick (9) Round Robin 
1984/85Hawick (8) Round Robin 
1983/84Hawick (7) Round Robin 
1982/83Gala (3) Round Robin 
1981/82Hawick (6) Round Robin 
1980/81Gala (2) Round Robin 
1979/80Gala (1) Round Robin 
1978/79Heriot's FP (1) Round Robin 
1977/78Hawick (5) Round Robin 
1976/77Hawick (4) Round Robin 
1975/76Hawick (3) Round Robin 
1974/75Hawick (2)GalaRound Robin 
1973/74Hawick (1) Round Robin 

Team appearances

Premiership since 1997/98 National One since 1997/98
TeamTeam
appearances
First
appearance
Last
appearance
Currie 20 1997/98 2016/17
Heriot's FP 20 1997/98 2016/17
Melrose 20 1997/98 2016/17
Boroughmuir 18 1997/98 2016/17
Glasgow Hawks 18 1998/99 2016/17
Hawick 18 1997/98 2016/17
Stirling County 15 1997/98 2016/17
Ayr 14 2003/04 2016/17
Watsonians 14 1997/98 2016/17
Gala 11 1999/00 2016/17
Aberdeen Grammar Rugby 10 2001/02 2013/14
Edinburgh Accies 9 1997/98 2014/15
Dundee HSFP 6 2006/07 2012/13
Jed-Forest 6 1997/98 2011/12
West of Scotland 6 1997/98 2010/11
Selkirk 4 2008/09 2015/16
GHA 3 2003/04 2007/08
Peebles 3 2002/03 2010/11
Stewart's Melville 3 2005/06 2011/12
Biggar 2 2004/05 2005/06
Kirkcaldy 2 2000/01 2001/02
Hamilton 1 2011/12 2011/12
Kelso 1 1999/00 1999/00
TeamTeam appearancesFirst
appearance
Last
appearance
Kelso 18 1997/98 2015/16
Biggar 15 1997/98 2014/15
Selkirk 15 1998/99 2016/17
Jed-Forest 14 2001/02 2016/17
Peebles 12 1997/98 2015/16
Stewart's Melville 12 2003/04 2016/17
Dundee HSFP 11 1997/98 2016/17
Aberdeen Grammar Rugby 10 1998/99 2016/17
GHA 10 2002/03 2016/17
Gala 9 1997/98 2010/11
Edinburgh Accies 8 1998/99 2016/17
Hillhead/Jordanhill 8 2005/06 2014/15
Kirkcaldy 8 1997/98 2010/11
Musselburgh 7 1997/98 2016/17
Watsonians 7 2001/02 2015/16
Haddington 6 2003/04 2009/10
Hamilton 6 2006/07 2016/17
Murrayfield Wanderers 5 2001/02 2005/06
Stirling County 5 1999/00 2009/10
West of Scotland 5 2000/01 2011/12
Ayr 3 2000/01 2002/03
Cartha Queens Park 3 2005/06 2007/08
East Kilbride 3 1999/00 2001/02
Falkirk 3 2010/11 2016/17
Grangemouth 3 2001/02 2003/04
Marr 3 2014/15 2016/17
Berwick 2 2004/05 2005/06
Boroughmuir 2 1999/00 2013/14
Glasgow Hawks 2 1997/98 2012/13
Hawick 2 2009/10 2012/13
Howe of Fife 2 2015/16 2016/17
Kilmarnock 2 1997/98 1998/99
Dunfermline 1 2009/10 2009/10
Preston Lodge 1 1997/98 1997/98
Whitecraigs 1 2011/12 2011/12



Sources

www.bbc.com - BBC site
www.scottishrugby.org/ - Scottish rugby union site
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_union_in_Scotland - Wikipedia pages about scottish rugby
Every site was scanned using also web.archive.org
Many data were found on Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook of various years.