Please note all timings of media activity concerning the Scotland team are subject to change by the national coach in light of match preparations. Your understanding is appreciated.
5 March 2010
Sunday 7 March - Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, EH12 5PJ, 12 noon - Reporters, photographers and camera crews are invited to the home of Scottish Rugby as youngsters from across Fife take part in an inter-region G4S Street Rugby tournament held on the Murrayfield back pitches before being treated to the Edinburgh Rugby v Ospreys Magners League match at 2pm. Michael James is your contact here.
Sunday 7 March - Magners League: Edinburgh v Ospreys, Murrayfield, kick-off 2pm. Andrew Sleight is your contact here.
Monday 8 February - The Scotland 7s squad to compete at the IRB Sevens World Series events in Adelaide (19-21 March) and Hong Kong (26-28 March) will be announced by media release this afternoon along with details of community activity in Glasgow as part of an initiative to encourage rugby sevens participation ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the city. Stuart Martin is your contact here.
Monday 8 February - The Scotland under-20 team to play England under-20 in the penultimate match of the under-20 6 Nations Championship on Friday 12 March (Firhill Stadium, Glasgow kick-off 7pm) will be announced by media release. Michael James is your contact here.
Monday 8 February - The Scotland Women's team to play England in the fifth match in the 6 Nations Championship on Saturday 13 March (Meggetland, kick-off 1.30pm) will be announced by media release. Isobel Irvine is your contact here.
Monday 8 March - International pitch, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, 6pm - Photographers and camera crews are welcome to attend a Scotland training session. Anyone wishing to attend will require to attend a briefing at 5.45pm in the photographers' suite in the South Tunnel. Graham Law and Michael James will be your contacts for this event.
Tuesday 9 March - Team announcement day v England (please note the change of day from the forward media schedule)
The following arrangements will apply
TV and radio broadcast interviews will take place with Scotland head coach Andy Robinson in the Netherdale Box (third floor, north-west corner of Murrayfield Stadium) from 11.30am. Any broadcaster wishing to do a one-to-one interview with the head coach MUST book by 2pm on Monday 8 March with Graham Law.
Written media conference with Andy Robinson will take place in the Davies and Ireland Suites, 1925 Suites, Murrayfield Stadium from 12 noon approximately.
Any "story" players will also be available for interviews/photographs during this media slot. All media access will conclude by 1pm.
Tuesday 9 March - The Greenyards, Melrose, TD6 9SA, 1pm - Reporters, photographers and camera crews are invited to the home of Melrose as they unveil the latest improvements to the ground thanks to Scottish Rugby's new and improved Club Facilities Fund. Scottish Rugby and Scottish Hydro, National Sponsors of Scottish Community Rugby, teamed up at the start of the season to create grant scheme which offers clubs up to £2000 to finance their home improvements. For further information please contact Michael James.
Wednesday 10 March - Scotland captain's media conference plus interviews with Scotland players
The following arrangements will apply
TV and radio broadcast interviews will take place in the Nelson and Waddell Suites, 1925 Suites, Murrayfield Stadium from 3.15pm
Written media conference and interviews will take place in the Davies and Ireland Suites, 1925 Suites, Murrayfield Stadium also from 3.15pm.
Access for both will conclude at 4.30pm
Wednesday 10 March - British and Irish Cup, Gael Force v Leinster, Bridgehaugh, Stirling (kick-off 7pm)
Thursday 11 March - The Scotland under-18 squad for the side's fixture against France under-18 on Sunday 14 March at Philiphaugh, Selkirk (kick-off 3pm) will be announced by email. Isobel Irvine is your contact here.
Thursday 11 March - Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, 6.30pm sharp - Bill McLaren Tribute Night: all members of the media will be most welcome to attend the Bill McLaren Tribute Night, celebrating the life of the Voice of Rugby. On production of appropriate ID media will be admitted to the Bill McLaren Gallery and Press Deck and Scottish Rugby will be delighted to host media for refreshments following the event. Dominic McKay will be your contact here.
Friday 12 March - Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, 10am - Photographers and camera crews should congregate at the stadium gatehouse at Gate B ahead of ten minutes' vision only access to the Scotland captain's run. Please note there are no interviews at this time.
Friday 12 March - Davies and Ireland Suites, 1925 Suites, Murrayfield Stadium, 12.30pm - Scotland head coach Andy Robinson will be available for media interviews. Graham Law will be your contact here. Media access will conclude at 1.10pm.
Friday 12 March - Scotland under-20 v England under-20, Firhill, Glasgow, kick-off 7pm.
Saturday 13 March - Scotland Women v England Women, Meggetland, kick-off 1.30pm.
Saturday 13 March - RBS 6 Nations Championship: Scotland v England, Murrayfield, kick-off 5pm. Turnstiles will open at 2.15pm with action from Ireland v Wales (kick-off 2.30pm) being shown on two purpose built big screens at the north and east of the stadium.
Sunday 14 March - Scotland under-18 v France under-18, Philiphaugh, Selkirk, kick-off 3pm.
Isobel Irvine is your contact here.
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