More than 400 guests, comprising of past and current members, will gather at Murrayfield on Saturday for the centenary dinner of Trinity Accies Rugby Club.
The club was formed by some former pupils of Trinity Academy and played their games at Victoria Park. The Bangholm outfit entered the unofficial Scottish Championship in 1963 and remained there until the introduction of a formal league structure a decade later, ending the 1972-73 season above clubs such as Edinburgh Accies, Jed-Forest and Heriot’s.
Initially placed in National Division Three, the club has had mixed fortunes over the intervening years, winning promotion five times – most recently from National Division 2 in 2000 – and suffering relegation on several occasions, as well as being demoted after league reconstruction.
Accies posted a mid-table finish in RBS East League Division two this season. The club also produced a Scotland internationalist, scrum half Gordon Connell, who went on to play for the British & Irish Lions.
Club spokesman Ian Henderson said: “It’s amazing to have so many people associated with the club coming to the dinner – they just seem to be coming out of the woodwork.”