Stuart Fenwick will bid a fond farewell to Millbrae this off-season, stepping down as both 1XV Head Coach and Director of Youth and Women’s Rugby for Ayr Community Rugby Trust, to pursue a new career opportunity.

His head coaching role will be succeeded by former teammate and Millbrae legend Grant Anderson, who starts with immediate effect.

(Image – George McMillan)


Stuart has been involved in the club since 2003 when he joined as a player. He was involved in multiple league and cup successes including the club’s maiden premiership in 2008. The 38-year-old has headed up Ayr’s community work since retiring from playing and took the reins of the 1XV in 2019 following the inception of the-then FOSROC Super6 league. He has also been instrumental in the development of the club’s women’s team and girls section.

He leaves both roles to accept an exciting opportunity with NATS as an ATM Senior Validation Analyst.

His replacement is no stranger to Millbrae. Grant Anderson, the club’s most decorated servant, accumulated four Premiership titles and four Scottish Cups during his time in pink and black. He has been in a player/ coaching role with GHK since departing the club in 2020.

The former full-back inherits a youthful team on the rise. Fenwick’s men went from mid-table mediocrity last season to mounting a serious league challenge this campaign. The team finished in second place, narrowly falling short of Nat 1 winners Kelso.

The club would like to thank ‘Pid’ for all of his efforts across the last two decades and wish him all the best in his new role. Similarly, the club wishes the best of luck to the incoming Grant Anderson, who has all of our support.