The club had a very successful season in 2008-09, winning the Scottish Cup and coming in as runners up in Scottish Permier 1 league, qualifying for the new British and Irish Cup. The club's second and third senior squads were also very successful, winning their respective leagues.
Player development starts with a highly successful Mini/Midi Section and moves onto the senior levels. The club has coaching staff that are very well respected in Scottish rugby. Heriot's Rugby club are the only Scottish club never to have been relegated from the first division.