Hartree Mill

HEAD COACH: David Wilson

ASSISTANT COACH: Dougie Fleming & Craig Borthwick

CAPTAIN: Andrew Jardine

VICE CAPTAIN: Ross Jackson

The club was formed in 1975 by five men who had been heavily involved in rugby clubs in their younger days and thought that the area might sustain a new social rugby club. These were Dr. Mike Bewsher, Richard Carr, Les Clerihew, Archie Stott and Tom Wight.

28 years later, at the end of season 2003–04, the club found itself promoted to the top division in Scotland for season 2004–05. In the 2005–06 season, the club finished 5th in the Scottish Premiership. In their second season, they were relegated.

The club happened to be in the Edinburgh District set up but is not in Edinburgh. On the fringes of the Scottish Borders, it is in South Lanarkshire.

Biggar built its own clubhouse premises in 1989 (extended in 2012) and now owns some 30 acres of ground. The club developed its playing facilities and now has five pitches, four of which are floodlit. The Club’s facilities are used by Biggar Football Club and Biggar Athletics club.

Biggar’s most notable player is Scott Lawson. The hooker played for Biggar before going on to gain 46 Scotland caps at full international level.

Season 2018-19 was another big season for the club when with a youthful squad coached by Gary Mercer, Davy Wilson and Doug Fleming reached another pinnacle when they became National 2 Champions leaving all other sides in the division in their wake and posting a magnificent set of statistics along the way.

The departure of coach Gary Mercer came as a shock but with Davy Wilson stepping up alongside Doug Fleming, ably supported by Craig Borthwick the 1sts XV made light of the new challenges offered by National 1. A great run of results took the side to the top of the National 1 table and after defeating Stirling County on February 2020 the club was presented with the National 1 trophy by SRU Council member Colin Rigby.

With two games to go their position at the top was unassailable and they were crowned Champions for a second successive season. No mean feat and one which only very few clubs manage to achieve.

Sadly Covid took over a couple of weeks following this achievement and then the SRU declared the season null and void, depriving the club of the title and promotion.

A lengthy battle ensued as the club, under the guidance of Secretary Mike Booth, fought bravely to have this decision over-turned. After succeeding in organising an SGM, the club’s attempts to have the decision over-turned fell as the votes cast by clubs were insufficient to have this happen.


2 Sep 2023 GHK (A) L 31-32

9 Sep 2023 Ayr (H) L 34-36

16 Sep 2023 Melrose (H) L 0-36

23 Sep 2023 Gala (A) L 21-35

30 Sep 2023 Highland (H) L 20-25

14 Oct 2023 Dundee (H) L 19-24

21 Oct 2023 Watsonians (A) L 29-48

28 Oct 2023 GHA (H) W 42-40

4 Nov 2023 GHK (H) W 55-8

11 Nov 2023 Ayr (A) L 22-40

18 Nov 2023 Melrose (A) W 45-29

2 Dec 2023 Highland (A) D 15-15

9 Dec 2023 Glas Accies (H) W 37-22

16 Dec 2023 Glas Accies (A) L 29-43

6 Jan 2024 Gala (H) W 21-14

27 Jan 2024 Watsonians (H) W 36-28

3 Feb 2024 GHA (A) L 25-43

2 Mar 2024 Dundee (A) L 22-57