Stornoway Rugby Club has become a rugby legend, after qualifying for a national awards scheme jointly run by Royal Bank of Scotland and Scottish Rugby.

The club has been awarded £250 and a support kit as part of the ‘Rugby Legend’ award level distributed from the annual Royal Bank RugbyForce scheme.

Royal Bank RugbyForce is a programme is designed to help clubs attract and retain members and develop their facilities, to play a bigger part of their community and be more sustainable for the future.

This year marks the 12th year of the programme and awards have been given to all eligible clubs that applied this year.

100 ‘legend’ clubs have been awarded, as well as champion clubs, star clubs and two hero clubs who were awarded the maximum level of £1,000 funding and a full events support package.

Funds will be released in the coming weeks to enable clubs to action their project plans as per their applications, covid safety permitting.

SYRFC’s AGM will take place on Monday 27 July using Zoom. Anyone wishing to join will find details posted on the club’s Facebook page at

The picture shows SYRFC under 15s after an epic win 63-0 against Lochaber U15’s in the Caledonian Cup, just before lockdown.