Struan Dewar, one of the classiest players to pull on the blue and white hoops for Heriot’s over the last decade, has announced his retirement from playing. A persistent shoulder injury has resulted in Struan calling time on a stellar career. Struan first arrived at Goldenacre in 2007 as a fuzzy faced 18 year old driving a 1970’s white beetle to and from training (no one ever really worked out why). Never one to demand the limelight it was pretty clear to everyone that Struan had the ability to go very far in the game. He has not disappointed.
After playing for Scotland U20s in an exceptionally strong squad, which contained 10 players who would eventually gain full Scotland honours, Struan was snapped up by Edinburgh before his ball playing talents led to being selected for the Scotland 7s team. He went on to appear in 25 IRB sevens tournaments and form part of the first ever full time sevens squad assembled in 2012.
In 2015 Struan returned to Goldenacre, fuzzy face still intact, and went on to play a key part in the team who won the treble under Phil Smith. One of his final acts in Heriot’s jersey was the scoring of a typically classy try in his most recent cup final appearance versus Ayr in May.