A brief glimpse into the past

With not much to do in lockdown I decided to chart the spread of #rugby. From @Scotlandteam v @EnglandRugby in Edinburgh 149 years ago to Papua New Guinea v Nauru in Port Moresby, @WorldRugby is an apt title. You can see a bit more about the data at 🏉🏉

The spirit of Rugby @scotlandteam @btmurrayfield #btmurrayfield #scotlandvwales #memories #edinburgh #gameday @aa17 #visitscotland #smilesallround #dayout

Rugby Fives: On a cold, windy, rainy or snowy day, watching or coaching on an outside Fives court is not much fun. Hence enclosure at places like Alleyn's (below), Derby Moor, Edinburgh Academy, Loretto, Marlborough and Sedbergh. Heaters and dehumidifiers are still needed, though

Rugby Fives: On a cold, windy, rainy or snowy day, watching or coaching on an outside Fives court is not much fun. Hence enclosure at places like Alleyn's (below), Derby Moor, Edinburgh Academy, Loretto, Marlborough and Sedbergh. Heaters and dehumidifiers are still needed, though

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From Scotland to Japan, wishing our friend @g.laidlaw the very best of luck for his next chapter as he joins @shiningarcs_official.⁠
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Photography by @gerardojac⁠
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#greiglaidlaw #rugby #teamredsky #menswear #tailor #edinburgh

From Scotland to Japan, wishing our friend @g.laidlaw the very best of luck for his next chapter as he joins @shiningarcs_official.⁠ ⁠ Photography by @gerardojac⁠ ⁠ #greiglaidlaw #rugby #teamredsky #menswear #tailor #edinburgh

After the collapse of Thomas Cook Sport in Sept 2019, would have expected Clarity Sports to have picked up more than 4 team travel deals - Ulster Rugby, Leicester Tigers, Edinburgh Rugby and Rangers FC. Covid has hit travel businesses in every sub-sector.

From Scotland to Japan, wishing our friend @g.laidlaw the very best of luck for his next chapter as he joins @shiningarcs_official.⁠
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Photography by @gerardojac⁠
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#greiglaidlaw #rugby #teamredsky #menswear #tailor #edinburgh

From Scotland to Japan, wishing our friend @g.laidlaw the very best of luck for his next chapter as he joins @shiningarcs_official.⁠ ⁠ Photography by @gerardojac⁠ ⁠ #greiglaidlaw #rugby #teamredsky #menswear #tailor #edinburgh

Rugby Fives: Pre-war many courts were outside with little cover for spectators or protection from the elements: e.g. Alleyn's, Bedford, Bedford Modern (below), Blundell's, Clifton, Denstone, Edinburgh Academy, Giggleswick, Loretto, Whitgift. Some, but not all, have been enclosed.

Rugby Fives: Pre-war many courts were outside with little cover for spectators or protection from the elements: e.g. Alleyn's, Bedford, Bedford Modern (below), Blundell's, Clifton, Denstone, Edinburgh Academy, Giggleswick, Loretto, Whitgift. Some, but not all, have been enclosed.

Today is the 72nd birthday of the NHS. We’re lighting our Edinburgh head office blue and joining @togethercoalit and the rest of the country at 5pm to clap for all the NHS workers who have gone above and beyond for us.  #ThankYouTogether 💙

Today is the 72nd birthday of the NHS. We’re lighting our Edinburgh head office blue and joining @togethercoalit and the rest of the country at 5pm to clap for all the NHS workers who have gone above and beyond for us. #ThankYouTogether 💙

Team, Place & City Details

Edinburgh Eagles

Edinburgh Eagles are a rugby league team based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The club plays in the Scottish National League and North East Rugby League.

Edinburgh Beagles

The Edinburgh Beagles was a British ice hockey team that played in the Northern Conference of Division 2 in the British Universities Ice Hockey Association. They played their home games at Murrayfield Ice Rink in Edinburgh, Scotland and are associated with the Edinburgh Eagles .

Edinburgh Academical Football Club
Edinburgh Academical Football Club

The Edinburgh Academical Football Club, also known as Edinburgh Accies, is a rugby union club in Edinburgh, Scotland. At present it plays in Scottish National League Division One league, the second tier of Scottish club rugby.

Edinburgh Academical Cricket Club

Edinburgh Academical Cricket Club, generally known as Edinburgh Accies, is a cricket club founded in 1855 and based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The club is the oldest Old Boys cricket club in Scotland.

Edinburgh Rugby

Edinburgh Rugby is one of the two professional rugby union teams from Scotland. The club competes in the Pro14, along with Glasgow Warriors, its oldest rival.

City of Edinburgh B.C.

City of Edinburgh B.C. is a Scottish basketball club based in the Portobello area of Edinburgh, Scotland. The Kings and Kool Kats (Women) both compete in their respective Division 1s of the Scottish Basketball Championship, the national basketball league of Scotland.

Edinburgh University Hockey Club

Edinburgh University Men's Hockey Club currently comprises seven men's teams, which makes it the largest Men's University field hockey club in the United Kingdom. Each team plays in regional Saturday or Sunday league matches across eastern districts of Scotland and the top teams play in the national leagues.

Edinburgh City F.C.

Edinburgh City Football Club is a semi-professional senior Scottish football club which plays in Scottish League Two, the fourth tier of the Scottish Professional Football League. The club play at Ainslie Park in Edinburgh, while redevelopment work takes place at Meadowbank Stadium.

Edinburgh City F.C. (1928)

Edinburgh City Football Club was an amateur Scottish football club, which played in the Scottish Football League in the 1930s and 1940s, but went out of business in the 1950s. A new club adopted the Edinburgh City name in 1986.