In the first of a series of Q&A interviews with Scotland's leading rugby clubs, we get the lowdown on an Edinburgh institution.

Club name and nickname:  Stewart's Melville FP RFC, Stew/Mel

Current league position:  Top of P2 table

Founded: 1874

Based:Inverleith, Ferry Road, Edinburgh

Club colours: Red, black and gold

2011 officials: President Mike Sims, Head Coach Bruce McNaughton, Captain Scott Brewster

1st XV squad:

Backs : Hayden Lingard, Richard Borthwick, Scott Riddell, Seb Trotter, Liam Steele, Andrew Hughes, Adam Broatch, Matt Hannay, Neil Bowie, Rob Patterson, Mike Hanning

Forwards : Willie Aitken, George Turner, Blair Tweedie, Angus Lean, Angus Dixon, Ethan Brown, Roddy Mackenzie, Reece O'Leary, Fraser Morrison, Scott Brewster, Phil Hendry, Joni Hare, Donald Sangster, Alex Edmonstone, Mark Wilson

Your target for this season: To reach P2 play-offs

Nearest rivals: Heriots RFC, aka The Nails

Best result in recent history: Jedforest 22 v 26 Stewart's Melville FP RFC (15/10/11)

Worst result in recent history: Strathendrick v Stewart's-Melville Cup Jan 2000

Most famous player of all time: Finlay Calder, captain 1989 British Lions

Most infamous player of all time: Craig "Santa" Smith

Most memorable incident in recent history: Promotion back to Premier 1 in 2009

Most embarrassing incident in recent history: The Black Al incident, when one of the committee, Al Napier, was left behind in the Jedforest committee room as the bus returned to Edinburgh

Favourite piece of club memorabilia: Winners of the Middlesex 7s. Only one of two Scottish clubs ever to achieve this feat.

Any pre/post match traditions or superstitions: On club debut it is tradition for the debutant to hang upside down from the rafters in the clubhouse and drink a Stew/Mel cocktail (Ed's note: contents not detailed)