Edinburgh returns to its roots with new club brand

31 May 2018

Edinburgh Rugby has announced a new club badge and colours, first worn by world-famous players representing the city’s district side.

The new Edinburgh Rugby brand identity reflects the city’s long and proud rugby heritage. The new club badge retains the three turrets inspired by Edinburgh Castle, the original district badge and the city’s flag and coat of arms. The turrets are presented in a bold and modern shape above the city’s name, with the only new addition to the crest being the year in which representative rugby was established in Edinburgh - 1872.

The club colours will return to the original palette of the Edinburgh district side when some of the city’s most celebrated rugby names traditionally played in blue and white. The old red has been replaced with a burnt orange colour - inspired by the city’s volcanic beginnings at Castle Rock and Arthur’s Seat - to signify this new and exciting chapter for Edinburgh in the modern game.

The new brand has been launched today alongside the announcement of Scottish Rugby’s planning application and intention to build a new home stadium for Edinburgh within the campus of BT Murrayfield which will have a capacity of up to 7,800. The development is intended to be the new home of Edinburgh Rugby and would be located on a section of land currently used as training pitches.

Our relationship with Edinburgh Rugby began at the end of 2015 when Galbraith became members of their business club and quickly began to see the benefits. 

Partner Ian Hope said:

We were delighted when the opportunity arose to support the club with a more substantial sponsorship deal and naturally we grabbed it with both hands. It is wonderful to have something a little bit different in our sponsorship mix. 

We are no stranger to the agricultural show and game fair circuit and we continue to wholeheartedly support these events.  However, this exciting venture with Edinburgh Rugby allows us to raise awareness of our services to a wider audience and we look forward to the relationship continuing. 

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