Gary Armstrong in action against England

Major teams: Jed-Forest, Newcastle, Borders Country: Scotland Test span: 1988-99 Scotland caps: 51 (49 starts)
 Test points: 21 (5T) “Inside me at scrum-half I have one of the toughest players…

Colin Deans of Scotland

Major teams: Hawick Country: Scotland
 Test span: 1978-87 Scotland caps: 52 (52 starts) Test points: 10 (2T) Although Deans had much to celebrate in his career, he was denied the…

Scotland's Gordon Brown

Major teams: West of Scotland     Country: Scotland Test span: 1969-77 Scotland caps: 30 (28 starts) Lions caps: 8 (8 starts) Test points: 8 (2T) And there were few personalities…

In 2011, at a gala dinner in Paris, a formidable foe from bygone years was inducted into the French Hall of Fame. Iain Milne, the famous Bear of Scotland, was…

Sandy Carmichael was the personification of stern-faced resistance to the established southern hemisphere stronghold of world rugby in the early 1970s, when British and Irish forward play reached its high-water…

Major teams: Jordanhill, Glasgow, Natal Country: Scotland Test span: 1969-79 Scotland caps: 43 (43 starts) Lions caps: 8 (8 starts) Test points: 3 (1T) The man known around the globe…

Size doesn’t matter. Just ask Scotland’s Tom Smith. Despite a lack of size or experience, he rocketed to prominence in 1997 after being picked for the Lions tour of South…

John Jeffrey on the attack against France

Major teams: Kelso Country: Scotland     Test span: 1984-91 Scotland caps: 40 (40 starts) Test points: 44 (11T) Ceaselessly circling the breakdown, ruthlessly attacking on the counter or nibbling at…

The son of a Borders shepherd, Jim Telfer is a legend of Scottish rugby on two fronts. As a belligerent back-row, his courage, work-rate and rucking skills made him an…

Dylan Hartley

By Alex Shaw The home nations’ summer tours wrapped up this past weekend and with teams and fans alike are preparing for a few weeks rest and recuperation, the time…