April 2020

Nursing care residents is rewarding work for Heriot’s Blues player Jacqueline Kerr

The working environment at Murrayside Care Home where Heriot’s Blues player Jacqueline Kerr is a Nurse Manager has changed dramatically due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Jacqueline joined the new facility when it opened in October 2018 and provides long-term care to residents while managing her team of staff. To protect residents only […]

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Former Heriot’s Rugby junior now NHS doctor working in intensive care unit

From a young age Matt Arnold knew he wanted to go into medicine, to have a practical job that made a difference. The Blues Men 1st XV player is currently working for the NHS at St John’s Hospital in Livingston, as a Foundation Year 2 Doctor in the intensive care unit (ICU). Day to day

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Heriot’s Rugby Club virtual event raises hundreds of pounds for charity

A virtual event organised by Heriot’s Rugby Club players, featuring local band Bleeker, has raised £400 for cancer support charity Maggie’s. Held earlier this month over Zoom, the event connected Heriot’s Rugby and Blues Men players for a social night during the lockdown period after the cancellation of the club’s annual awards dinner. The Edinburgh

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Working for the NHS a family vocation for Heriot’s Blues player Hollie Walker

Granddaughter of a GP, daughter of a nurse and niece of a midwife, following a career in the NHS felt like an obvious choice for Heriot’s Blues player Hollie Walker. Like many frontline workers in the NHS and private healthcare, Hollie’s work has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. As a Specialist Practitioner District Nurse

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Heriot’s Rugby keeps the community moving with online home workouts

The day after lockdown began Heriot’s Rugby Strength and Conditioning Coach Jordan Welsh created a workout video to encourage the club community to stay active at home. Since then his videos have been posted at the beginning of each week gaining thousands of views across the club’s social media channels. Jordan works with Heriot’s Rugby

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Phil Smith appointed Head Coach of Heriot’s Blues Men

Heriot’s Rugby Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Phil Smith as the Head Coach of Heriot’s Blues Men after successfully stepping into the role of Heriot’s Rugby FOSROC Super6 Head Coach prior the arrival of Andy Kelly. Phil will also take on the new role of Director of Coaching at Goldenacre, giving him oversight of all senior coaches,

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