President's Message

Mixed Fortunes

25 Jan 2019

Today we welcome Currie Chieftans President Phil Thomas, his committee and support from Malleny Park to the Greenyards. With 2 games to go in the Tennent’s Premiership it has become interesting at the top with 5 teams vying for the play-off spots. It is a fact that any four out of the top five (Ayr, Melrose, Currie, Heriots and Watsonians) can qualify so today is a crucial game for both clubs.

Last weekend produced mixed fortunes with the 1st XV losing narrowly to Heriots whilst the Storm had an excellent result against the same opposition – well done to them.

Sevens Snippets

We are delighted to confirm that Aberdeen Standard Investments will, once again, be the main sponsors of the 2019 Sevens. Our grateful thanks to them. In addition we have a new name as an additional sponsor at the event, Cairnhill Steel Solutions. We are pleased to have their support and extend a very warm welcome to Neil Watson and his guests to the event. For the purpose of the event the main stand will be known as “Cairnhill Steel Solutions Main Stand”.

Assistance Required!

This is the time of year when we look for hosts for some of our guest sides. This year it will be our South African and American visitors who we need to look after for a few days and nights (usually 3 evenings). If you can help with hosting please contact the club either by speaking to our Sevens Convenor Ian Cooper or email  From past experience this has been a very worthwhile experience with people forming lasting friendships and may be of particular interest to those with young families.

Corporate Hospitality

There are still a few tables left in the hospitality marquee, contact Douglas Hardie for further information.

6 Nations Rugby

For those not attending the games, the club will be screening all Scotland’s games (and any others we can).

Important Announcement

There will be a member’s meeting in the clubhouse on Tuesday 29th January at 7.30pm. The purpose of the meeting is to update members on various aspects of the club. A question and answer section will be included. The meeting has been called for two reasons: 1) To communicate as much information that we can to our members with regards to various aspects of the club at this crucial time; 2) To allow members the opportunity to question the board members present. Your attendance would be appreciated. 

Douglas Hardie



  Melrose Rugby

The Greenyards, Melrose

Tel : 01896822993
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