NEWS | Capital legends inducted into Scottish Rugby's Hall of Fame

Two former capital legends were this weekend welcomed into Scottish Rugby’s Hall of Fame. Mark Robertson and the late Douglas Elliot were both inducted into the prestigious group on Saturday evening following Scotland’s victory over Samoa at BT Murrayfield.

Elliot, who sadly passed away in 2005, was represented by his daughter Wendy Smith, who graciously accepted the award on his behalf. A back-row forward capped 29 times between 1947 and 1954, William Irving Douglas Elliot was a legend of Scottish rugby, whilst his awe-inspiring reputation carried globally.

A product of Edinburgh Academicals, Elliot captained his country on seven occasions, whilst also skippering Edinburgh’s district side on a number of instances throughout his stellar career. The celebrated back-row played an integral role in Edinburgh’s 29-8 victory over Glasgow at Old Anniesland in December 1946.

Also accepted into the Hall of Fame this weekend was former Edinburgh and Scotland Sevens star, Mark Robertson (pictured). The 32-year-old winger, who played 44 times for the club between 2007 and 2011, was a reliable option in the Edinburgh back-line for number of years and was undoubtedly a popular figure with former-teammates and supporters alike.

Like his father Keith, who represented Scotland on 44 occasions, Robertson was a product of Melrose. The winger latterly found major success playing on the HSBC sevens circuit, where he inspired Scotland to win consecutive London Sevens titles. Robertson is now a strength and conditioning coach with the Scottish Rugby Academy.

Scottish Rugby President Flockhart was delighted to welcome both Elliot and Robertson into the Hall of Fame and said: “I am delighted that our latest Hall of Fame inductees represent the wide gamut of our game.

“Rugby is an inclusive sport, reliant on people from all parts of our community to thrive. Our Hall of Fame inductees embody this.”