May 22, 2016

Church of Scotland to allow same-sex marriage for ministers

The Church of Scotland voted Saturday to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The national church’s general assembly in Edinburgh voted to extend a law passed last May that permits its ministers to be in same-sex civil partnerships. Commissioners in the Kirk, ...

May 10, 2016

Scotland at full strength for upcoming Japan rugby tour

Scotland will be at full strength for its two-test rugby tour of Japan next month because it cannot afford to rest players. Practically all of the 27-man squad named on Monday competed in the Rugby World Cup and Six Nations this season. Coach Vern ...

Stone Age humans brought deer to Scottish islands by sea, DNA shows

Apr 7, 2016

Stone Age humans brought deer to Scottish islands by sea, DNA shows

Stone Age humans populated the Scottish islands with red deer transported “considerable distances” by boat, researchers said Wednesday. They admitted surprise at our prehistoric ancestors’ seafaring prowess. DNA analysis revealed that deer on Scotland’s northernmost islands were unlikely to have come from the closest ...

Feb 5, 2016

Japan to host Scotland in Aichi Prefecture, Tokyo in June

Japan will host Scotland at Toyota Stadium and Ajinomoto Stadium for two test matches in June, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Friday. The Brave Blossoms will face Scotland at Toyota Stadium in Aichi Prefecture on June 18 before their second match in the ...

World Rugby admits referee made mistake

Oct 20, 2015

World Rugby admits referee made mistake

Craig Joubert has drawn the ire of Scotland, where they’re screaming dark blue murder over his contentious late penalty call that cost their team a Rugby World Cup quarterfinal victory against Australia before he ran from the field at Twickenham. Ex-Scotland captain Gavin Hastings ...