The Royal High Rugby club’s origins are to be found in the Royal High School which means they are covered by the mists of time. There is some evidence, supplied by a famous academical sportsman, that there was a carrier game played in the school about 1810. This even provides a link with Sir Walter Scott. The original laws of Rugby Football were brought to the school in 1856 by an English public school boy. Royal High were one of the founding members of the Scottish Football Union with was later renamed as the SRU.

Club History


Welcome to the Royal High Rugby Web site, we are an Edinburgh based rugby team playing out of Royal High School at Barnton. The team are in the SRU East regional division one and are looking for promotion to the National leagues. The club has a proud history stretching back to the formation of the game in Scotland over 150 years ago and our goal is to create a positive, friendly and welcoming environment where rugby can be played, learning is encouraged and success is celebrated by all regardless of age, gender or ability.




The seniors play in SRU East Division 1 and are Edinburgh Shield Champions 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20.


Royal High Rugby is a club with the community at its heart. We take great pride in providing coaching, competition and fitness from ages 5 to Adult. We run weekly coaching and activity sessions for Primary Schools in the RHS area ( Aug- April). Every Sunday (Aug-May) upwards of 150 boys and girls take part in coaching, rugby, festivals and have great Fun !
over 150 years old ! Royal High Rugby