One measure of progress at the Club is the continuing elevation of players to the upper ranks of Scottish Rugby. Murray McCallum, Moray Low, Johnny Beattie, Ruaridh Jackson, Stuart Corsar, Sean Crombie, Andrew Wilson, David Millard, Rory McKay, Ben Prescott and Matthew Taylor are all players who have gone on from our Club to play in the Scottish professional game and in some cases for Championship clubs in England.
In addition, Robbie Russell went on to play in England for Premiership clubs Saracens and London Irish, gaining 27 Scotland caps along the way.
Others have chosen to ply their trade in France. Andy Cramond has played for Toulon in the Top 14 and is most recently at Biarritz. Morgan Ward also played in the Pro D2.
Murray Douglas has played Super League rugby for the Melbourne Rebels, Hurricanes and now the Brumbies. Our latest export is Hamilton Burr, playing for Waikato in the Mitre 10 Cup but has also appeared for the Hurricanes.
The Club has produced a number of Scottish Internationalists throughout its 128-year existence. Dr Donny Innes and Dally Allardice were its most capped players until Robbie Russell in more recent times bagged 27 before retiring from the game.
Our Club has been further honoured in having provided five Presidents of the Scottish Rugby Union, the most recent being the late Charlie Ritchie in 1997/98. D.W.C. (Doug) Smith is particularly remembered for also being manager of the victorious 1971 Lions Tour to New Zealand and Australia.