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Stewart's Melville College, the holders of the Bell Lawrie Scottish Schools Under-18 Cup, will travel to Newton Stewart to face Douglas Ewart High in this season's second round.

The full second round draw is: HillheadJordanhill Schools v St Columba's HS (Kilmacolm); Belmont Acad v Hutchesons' GS; Lomond School v Eastwood HS or Wellington School; Marr Coll v Belmont House; HS of Glasgow v Cathkin HS; Glasgow Acad or Loudoun Acad v BearsdenMilngavie Schools; Kelvinside Acad v St Aloysius Coll; Wick HS v Bell Baxter HS; Aberdeen GS v Glenalmond Coll; Gordonstoun v Blairgowrie HS; Kinross HS or Wallace HS v Dollar Acad; Robert Gordon's Coll v Baldragon Acad or Alva Acad; Culloden Acad v HS of Dundee; Montrose Acad v Strathallan; Perth Acad v Nairn Acad; Banchory Acad v Morrison's Acad; Kingussie HS v Westhill Acad, Aberdeen; Douglas Ewart HS v Stewart's Melville Coll; Fettes Coll v Lasswade HS; Ross HS v Trinity Acad; Merchiston Castle v Forrester Composite; Waid Acad v Peebles HS; Madras Coll v North Berwick HS; George Heriot's v Balfron HS or Mearns Castle; Queen Victoria School v Royal High School; Earlston HS v Knox Acad; Jedburgh GS v Galashiels Acad; Kelso HS v Boroughmuir HS; Hamilton Coll v Edinburgh Acad; Linlithgow Acad Composite v Selkirk HS; George Watson's Coll v Biggar HS; Hawick HS v Loretto.

Ties must be played by October 21.

Merchiston Castle ended Dollar Academy's seven-year unbeaten home record by beating them 26-14 in a challenge match.

Recently, Scottish Rugby honoured 16 of its new community coaches, who completed their Scottish Vocational Qualification, with a ceremony at Rosehall High in Coatbridge. The coaches have been working in the schools and the governing body sees the contribution as vital to the future of rugby.

Morton Houston, youth president of Cumnock Rugby Club, summed up Scottish Rugby's feelings when he said: "Having an SVQ apprentice has been crucial to the development of mini and midi rugby at Cumnock over the past two years. It's doubtful that we would have had the time or opportunity to get into as many local schools as he has."

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