London Scottish have secured promotion to National Division 1 (formerly National Division 2) with a 38-22 win over Canterbury at the Athletic Ground.

London Scottish dominated National 3 South all season with an unprecedented unbeaten run – the only team in the National Leagues to go unbeaten this season.

Put the seal on an incredible, near perfect season with a win against Canterbury at the Athletic Ground.

With the new RFU league structure in place, the promotion could see London Scottish playing in the Championship (the league below the Premiership) by 2010/11.

This success is echoed throughout London Scottish, with the 2 XV winning the Canterbury Shield. The Club’s junior section is also thriving with a new Community scheme going from strength to strength.

Brett Taylor, London Scottish Head Coach, says, “The commitment and team spirit of the whole squad has been second to none. This is a just reward for all the hard work that they have put in over what’s been a long season.

"We may have gone unbeaten in National 3, but we are not resting on our laurels. The new look National 1 is going to be a tough league and we are aware that we will need to keep the momentum going if we are to secure further promotions.”

Following a damaging flirtation with the professional game in the nineties, and the club’s subsequent demotion to Herts/ Middlesex 1 - level 9 in the RFU structure - London Scottish has succeeded in winning an incredible six promotions in the last nine years.

Club President Rod Lynch comments: “This is a fantastic achievement. To have two senior sides win their respective leagues is just fantastic. London Scottish continues to go from strength to strength and I would like to thank all the team – on and off the pitch – for their efforts this season.

"Our years of rebuilding from the failure of our first brush with professionalism are at an end, as we challenge for promotion to the top of the national leagues, with a first class playing set up, backed by financial support from within our own ranks.”