On the rugby pitch, Lauren Harris has had to tackle a lot of tough opponents over the years - and now she is looking to tackle another tough subject and break down some barriers as she launches her own clothing brand.
This week Strathmore Rugby Club Community Trust welcomed The Earl and Countess of Forfar to Perthshire to showcase all of the great projects that are going on to take the sport to as wide an audience as possible.
Great British swimmer Adam Peaty is one of the best athletes of his generation - and although he may not know it, he has helped to inspire a Scotland Women’s rugby star to hit new heights in her own career.
Darcy Graham starred for Scotland in two under-20s World Championship events so it is fitting that with this year’s tournament set to come to an end in Argentina on Saturday, the flying winger is continuing to make a name for himself on an even bigger stage.
Ewan Ashman has put in the hard yards to make a successful switch from back-row to hooker - and now the Sale Sharks man is preparing for his toughest test to date against New Zealand under-20s this weekend.
The new semi-professional Super6 league which will kick off in Scotland in November will be bolstered by a number of Scottish qualified players who currently ply their trade in England, according to Sean Lineen.
Saracens back Duncan Taylor has not played a competitive match since last September, but is now back training and Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend will give the player every chance to be part of his World Cup plans.
Nineteen-year-old second-row/back-row Marshall Sykes has been out of action for seven months, but is back to full fitness and is set to be a key man for Scotland at the under-20 World Championship in Argentina next month.
Andrew Skeen has played at BT Murrayfield before for Scotland Sevens and Melrose, but the 35-year-old could not be more excited to be heading back to the national stadium this Saturday to represent his hometown club Berwick.