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Light at the End of the Tunnel Through a combination of her statements on the 11 March and 16 March First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has shown a light at the end of the tunnel for all the rugby clubs, other sports clubs and sport and hospitality businesses who have been striving to survive during the [...]



So Near And Yet So Far After an excellent, if narrow, 6-11 points win over England in the first round of this season’s 6 Nations Championship, the story for Scotland has been one of so near and yet so far. The 24-25 points loss to Wales was tough to take, and the 24-27 points loss [...]



Sewer Network in Balerno: Tree Felling Scottish Water plans to undertake a major improvement in the Balerno sewer system adjacent to the Water of Leith close to the Malleny Lane. As an early stage in the preparation of the site Scottish Water plans to undertake some required tree felling in the area. As a result, [...]


AGM by Zoom, 10 March 2021


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING DELAYED DUE TO COVID - 19 The 3rd Annual General Meeting of Currie Rugby Football Club Ltd. will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday 10th March 2021 by Zoom. The AGM will cover season 2019-20 up to July 2020. Members will also be updated on developments in the 2020-21 season and the [...]

AGM by Zoom, 10 March 20212021-02-15T12:43:27+00:00

Scotland Honours For Dave Cherry


Scotland Honours for Dave Cherry This year has brought well-deserved success to former Currie Chieftains Hooker David Cherry. Cherry became a full-time professional with London Scottish in 2014 and then played for Stade Niçoise in France before returning to Scotland to join Edinburgh Rugby in 2018. With Scotland internationalists Ross Ford (until June 2019) and [...]

Scotland Honours For Dave Cherry2021-02-09T06:59:50+00:00

View from the Stand 20-12-20


View from the Stand For months I have been bereft of opportunities to make my regular contributions to the Currie Chieftain’s match programmes or to hold forth on Scottish rugby to the captive audience in the clubhouse after a game. However, in the hope of an eventual prospect of seeing some club rugby in 2021, [...]

View from the Stand 20-12-202020-12-20T12:52:51+00:00

Vital Roof Repairs for Clubhouse


Vital Roof Repairs for Currie Chieftains Clubhouse We need your help! In the year Currie Chieftains had planned to be staging its 50th anniversary celebrations, we find ourselves with drastically reduced income due to Covid-19 and a major clubhouse roof repair to fund. As well as being used for youth  and adult club activities and [...]

Vital Roof Repairs for Clubhouse2020-12-17T14:48:18+00:00

Looking for ideas for Christmas?


  Looking for ideas for Christmas Gifts this year? The Club’s 50th Anniversary 11-year-old Malt Whisky would make an ideal present. At only £50.00 a bottle, this “Cask Strength Whisky” is excellent value. We will deliver, locally, free of charge. All orders for delivery must be made by 15th December 2020. Please contact Donna Collins, [...]

Looking for ideas for Christmas?2020-12-01T17:28:05+00:00

Covid-19 Measures


Scottish Government Covid-19 Control of Transmission Measures The First Minister in a statement to the Scottish Parliament has announced the introduction of new measures to control the spread and transmission of Covid-19 in Scotland. The Scottish Governments News release detailing the changes can be found at  https://www.gov.scot/news/new-moves-to-stop-covid-19-spread/. There are differences in the regulations as they [...]

Covid-19 Measures2020-10-09T09:37:47+00:00

2020-21 Membership Forms Now Available


2020-21 Membership Forms Now Available At the beginning of March, the Covid-19 pandemic led to a comprehensive lockdown of businesses and public life across Scotland. All club, professional, and international rugby was suspended, and rugby clubs and pitches everywhere were closed under Scottish Statutory Regulations until further notice. Now, almost five months later, the pandemic [...]

2020-21 Membership Forms Now Available2020-08-03T19:10:07+00:00
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