- Scottish rugby union system
The top level of competition in the Scottish rugby union system is the Celtic League which is a league of professional clubs from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Scotland currently has two clubs in the Celtic League;
Edinburgh Rugbyand Glasgow Warriors. They also participate in the Heineken Cup.
Scottish Rugby Unionadminister Scotland's domestic competitions. The Scottish Hydro Electric League Championshipis split into:
Scottish Hydro Electric Premiershiplevel of three nationwide divisions
Scottish Hydro Electric National Leagueslevel of three nationwide divisions
Scottish Hydro Electric Regional Leagues. These are the Caledonia Regional Leagues, the East Regional Leagues and the West Regional Leagues.
An annual cup tournament, the
Scottish Hydro Electric Cup, is held involving all league clubs, and some non-league clubs who form teams specially for the competition. However, this practice is becoming uncommon. A one-off competition, the Scottish Hydro Electric SuperCup, was played for by Premiership One teams only during season 2006-2007.
Scotland is also home to the oldest organised rugby union league in the world, the
Border League, which was formed in 1901. The Border League does not take part in the pyramid structure to the National League, but all of its clubs play in both. Two small independent leagues remain, with only a handful of members: the Grampian Alliance Leagueand the Highland Alliance League. For university and 2nd and 3rd XV leagues, see University Leagues in Scotlandand 2nd XV Leagues in Scotland.
There are a small number of women's leagues in operation - see
University Leagues in Scotlandand SWRU League.
Rugby union in Scotland
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