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Scottish Student Volleyball Cup

The Scottish Student Volleyball Cup was traditionally the only formal university volleyball competition played during the season, the winner being declared the Scottish Universities Champions for that particular year.  Scottish Student Cup competitions have been taking place for nearly forty years!

It was only in the late 80s that regular league competition was introduced for Scottish Universities Volleyball.  Initially the winning Cup team was crowned “Scottish Universities Champion”, but with the introduction of league competition, it is recognised that playing all teams throughout the season is more representative and reflective of sustained team performance, than playing a limited number of teams in one day.  However, like any Cup competition, the Scottish Universities Cup is much sought after and carries considerable kudos in the student game.

With introduction of BUSA (British Universities Sports Association) leagues in 1994 (now the BUCS – British Universities and College Sport – Cup) the opportunity arose for the best Scottish Universitiesteams to test themselves against the best teams in England for the title of British Universities Champions.  The overall BUCS Championship is now contested by the sixteen teams in the BUCS Premier League (North and South).  Scotland have had various representatives in the BUCS Premier League (North) in recent years, including Edinburgh, St Andrews, Strathclyde and Heriot Watt. Those teams in Tier 1 in Scotland (6 men’s and 6 women’s) have the opportunity to context the BUCS Trophy, against Tier 1 opposition from England, while the BUCS Conference Cup is contested by Tier 2 teams in Scotland.

In the history of the BUCS Cup competition, Edinburgh University women and Glasgow men have both managed to reach the final – Glasgow University men famously beating Loughborough University 16-14 in the final set at Loughborough in 2000, to be crowned best university volleyball team in Britain!

In recent times Dundee University women have brought back two silver medas from the BUCS Championships and Edinburgh University men a bronze medal.

The Scottish Universities Cup competitions continue for both men and women and now provide the only opportunity in a busy calendar, for Scottish Universities Div. 1 and Div. 2 university teams to test themselves against each other.  The Cup is a unique gathering of student teams and provides an excellent advertisement for the energy and enthusiasm within the student game.

Scottish Student Men’s Volleyball Cup Winners Scottish Student Women’s Volleyball Cup Winners
1970 University of Edinburgh 1970
1971 University of Edinburgh 1971
University of Glasgow
1972 University of Edinburgh 1972
University of Edinburgh
1973 University of Glasgow 1973
University of Edinburgh
1974 University of Aberdeen 1974
University of Edinburgh
1975 University of Stirling 1975
University of Edinburgh
1976 University of Strathclyde 1976
University of Edinburgh
1977 University of Edinburgh 1977
University of Aberdeen
1978 Heriot Watt University 1978
University of Aberdeen
1979 University of Glasgow 1979
University of Aberdeen
1980 University of Strathclyde 1980
University of Glasgow
1981 Heriot Watt University 1981
University of St Andrews
1982 Heriot Watt University 1982
University of Strathclyde
1983 University of Edinburgh 1983
University of Glasgow
1984 University of Edinburgh 1984
University of Glasgow
1985 Heriot Watt University 1985
University of Strathclyde
1986 University of Edinburgh 1986
University ofEdinburgh
1987 Heriot Watt University 1987
University of Strathclyde
1988 Heriot Watt University 1988
University of Strathclyde
1989 Heriot Watt University 1989
University of Edinburgh
1990 University of Edinburgh 1990
University of Edinburgh
1991 University of Edinburgh 1991
1992 University of Edinburgh 1992
Heriot Watt University
1993 University of Edinburgh 1993
University of Edinburgh
1994 Heriot Watt University 1994
University of Edinburgh
1995 University of Edinburgh 1995 Heriot Watt University
1996 Heriot Watt University 1996 University of Glasgow
1997 University of Edinburgh 1997 University of Glasgow
1998 University of Aberdeen 1998 University of Glasgow
1999 University of Edinburgh 1999 University of Edinburgh
2000 University of Glasgow 2000 University of Glasgow
2001 University of Edinburgh
2001 -
2002 University of Glasgow
2002 -
2003 University of Aberdeen
2003 University of Edinburgh
2004 Edinburgh Napier University 2004 Napier University
2005 University of Stirling
2005 University of Glasgow
2006 Heriot Watt University 2006 University of Glasgow
2007 University of Edinburgh
2007 University of Dundee
2008 University of Edinburgh
2008 University of Aberdeen
2009 University of Edinburgh
2009 University of Dundee
2010 University of Dundee
2010 University of Aberdeen
2011 University of Edinburgh
2011 University of Dundee
2012 University of Edinburgh
2012 University of St Andrews
2013 University of Edinburgh
2013 University of Edinburgh
2014 University of Edinburgh
2014 University of Edinburgh
2015 University of Edinburgh
2015 University of St Andrews
2016 University of Strathclyde
2016 University of Aberdeen
2017 University of Strathclyde
2017 University of Edinburgh
2018 University of Glasgow
2018 University of St Andrews