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October 2021: Heriot’s Rugby Club

9 October 2021

Andrew Philip (Director of Finance and Resources CS) and Iain Duckworth (President Heriots)

Heriot’s Rugby Club, in Edinburgh, is delighted to launch their latest charity partnership with Capability Scotland, one of Scotland’s leading social care providers for disabled people, who are celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. The two-year partnership will support delivering rugby coaching in a disability-accessible way to the customers of Capability Scotland, allowing some excited budding athletes the chance at some professional training. The partnership will also allow the club members to engage with a new community of disabled people, providing new experiences and learning.

Brian Logan, Chief Executive of Capability Scotland said: “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with such a storied club as Heriots, who has been an integral part of their community for many years. This partnership will offer opportunities for people we support to engage with the club and for club members to engage with our services. Of course, we are delighted Heriots have expressed a desire to help deliver a few ambitious fundraising events!”

Iain Duckworth, President of Heriot’s Rugby Club said: “We are absolutely delighted to partner with Capability Scotland. Not only are we partnering with the charity themselves, but we are also engaging in many activities. One of which is very close to my heart, a fundraising cycle ride, all 260 miles of it over 4 days, linking up with all of the services across Scotland. The players are so excited to get started with some rugby training with some of the Capability Scotland customers.”

Members of both organisations are planning a series of fundraising events, including an intense cycling fundraiser for June next year around Capability Scotland’s services: a four-day course from Edinburgh, through Lanark, to Glasgow, up to Perth and Dundee, and back down to Edinburgh. With other events in store and two years of working closely together, both organisations invite you to follow the partnership on our website: