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World Outdoor Championships Switzerland.

We had club teams over representing in the Club Championships and Closed Championships from Ayrshire, Cornhill & Kinneff a full report will be published later.

Cornhill Squad
Kinneff TOWC in action 560kg
Ayrshire Juniors
Cornhill 560kg in action
Cornhill day of rest
Cornhill TOWC Bronze medallists in the Closed World Championship
Kinneff in action 560kg
Ayrshire Juniors World Club Champions 480kgs
640kg Represented by Cornhill TOWC
480kg Represented by Ayrshire TOWC
640kg 4th position in the World Championships



Saturday 12th August.

British & Irish Tug of War Championships was held in Elgin and it was hosted by the Scottish Tug of War Association and we had teams from England,Ireland, N Ireland ,Scotland & Wales competing both Gents and Ladies teams taking part. We had Ladies teams in the 520kg & 560kg categories competing . In the Gents we had 600kg & 680kg teams . lastly we had a mixed 580kg category that took place with again all teams taking part.


520kg Gold England A, Silver England B, Bronze Scotland A.

560kg Gold England A, Silver England B , BronzeScotland A

600kg Gold England A, Silver Scotland A, Bronze England B.

680kg Gold England A, Silver Scotland A, Bronze England B

Mixed 580kg Gold England A, Silver Scotland A, Bronze England C


Sunday 14th August

Open Club Championships


520kg Gold Bedford, Silver Army, Bronze Cornhill

560kg Gold Army, Silver Bedford, Bronze Cornhill


560kg Gold Cornhill, Silver Garvagh, Bronze Felton

600kg Gold Lincoln, Silver Cornhill, Bronze Bancran

640kg Gold Lincoln, Silver Cornhill, Bronze Bancran

680kg Gold Lincoln, Silver Cornhill, Bronze Befrordshire

700kg Gold Cornhill, Silver Ballinstoe, Bronze Cornhill

Mixed 580kg Gold Lincoln, Silver Bedfordshire, Bronze Ayrshire

After a great weekend of pulling for Country and Clubs all teams will now looking to the European Championships which will be held in Switzerland in 2 weeks time. We wish all teams who will be atttending te Championships good luck.

A special mention must go to Cornhill TOWC who had there best results over the full weekend in many years getting a total of 13 medals out of 14 weights competed for.

Sunday 6th July

Scottish National Championship took place at Stonehaven Highland Games and what a result from Cornhill TOWC taking 9 Gold medals in the competition.

Full report and Photo,s to follow.


500kg, 1st Cornhill. 2nd Ayrshire.3rd Brechin

520kg,1st Cornhill. 2nd Ayrshire.3rd Brechin.

540kg, 1st Cornhill. 2nd Ayrshire.3rd Brechin.

560kg, 1st Cornhill. 2nd Brechin. 3rd Ayrshire.


560kg, 1st Cornhill. 2nd Ayrshire. 3rd Strathearn.

600kg, 1st Cornhill. 2nd Ayrshire. 3rd Tinto.

640kg, 1st Cornhill. 2nd Ayrshire. 3rd Elgin.

680kg, 1st Cornhill. 2nd Tinto. 3rd Tinto.

700kg, 1st Cornhill.2nd Tinto. 3rd Ayrshire.


Sat 1st July.

Fettercairn Show is where we had our 1st National Championship Weight the Mixed 580kg and a great days pulling took place with teams fron Ayrshire, Cornhill A & B, Kinneff & Tinto .

After a hard competition Cornhill again took the Gold medal against Ayrshire to win the Mixed 580kg.


Mixed 580kg . 1st Cornhill, 2nd Ayrshire, 3rd Cornhill B

C/W 1st. Tinto,2nd Cornhill, 3rd Kinneff

C/W Ladies. 1st Mixed team. 2nd Cornhill


Sat 24th June

The final of the Young Farmers C/W Gents and Ladies took place at the Royal Highland Show on probably the hotest day for Tug of War this season.

We had a total of 10 teams in the Gents and the same in the Ladies all trying to become Higland Show Winners.

In the Ladies we saw Callander YF Club who have been improving every year take the title of Highland Show Winners not dropping an end the whole competition.

In the Gents another up and coming club Lesmahagow who took the title with a very hard 3 ender against Strathearn.


Gents, 1st Lesmahagow, 2nd Strathearn, 3rd Lanark, 4th Crossroads.

Ladies, 1st Callander, 2nd Strathbogie, 3rd Carluke, 4th SSS.






Any Junior Puller or under 23 puller who wishes to have a go at our great sport you can find all the details and programmes for this year below.

Juniors & Under 23


Sat 10th June.

The Angus Show was a good day for pulling some good Tug of War with the weather being on our side. We had teams from Ayrshire, Brechin, Cornhill , Fife & Kinross & Tinto ladies and gents pulling in a mixture of weights.

Ladies C/W, 1st Fife & Kinross, 2nd Cornhill , 3rd Brechin

Mens C/W, 1st Cornhill, 2nd Tinto, 3rd Ayrshire

Mixed 600kg, 1st Cornhill A, 2nd Ayrshire,3rd Cornhill B.

Ladies 540kg, 1st Cornhill, 2nd Fife & Kinross.

Mixed 600kg, 1st Conhill, 2nd Tinto, 3rd Fife & Kinross.



All the Young Farmers Qualifiers took place around Scotland to determine which clubs will be going forward to represent at the Royal Highland Show later in the month.

East Area

Gents. 1st Strathearn, 2nd Bathgate, 3rd Fife & Kinross

Ladies, 1st Fife & Kinross, 2nd Fife & Kinross Green, 3rd Brechin


West Area

Gents. 1st Lesmahagow, 2nd Lanark, 3rd Crossroads, 4th Callendar

Ladies. 1st Callendar, 2nd Biggar, 3rd Carluke, 4th SSSS


North Area

Gents, 1st East Aberdeenshire,2nd Kinneff, 3rd West Aberdeenshire

Ladies, 1st Strathbogie, 2nd East Aberdeenshire,


North Open 6 a / side Gents

C/W 1st Cornhill,2nd Elgin, 3rd Strathmore, 4th Kinneff

680kg 1st Cornhill,2nd Elgin, 3rd Kinneff, 4th Strathdee.

North Open Ladies

1st Cornhill B, 2nd Cornhill A, 3rd Strathbogie, 4th East Aberdeenshire

Photo from Qualifiers. / Open



The season has definatley started with all Young Farmers teams now into training for the Area Qualifiers on Sat 3rd June where we will see teams from East ,West & North Young Farmers all trying to qualify to represent at the The Royal Highland Show which takes place at Ingilston on Sat 24th June.

In preparation we have been running training competiton with the view to get more teams and pullers into our sport. All teams will be looking towards the British & Irish Championships which this year will be hosted by the Association and will take place in Elgin on Sat12th & 13th Aug.

All club teams are invited to attend the Open Clubs which will take place on the Sunday. Any teams having a view to represent Scotland at these Championships must first qualify at the Scottish National Championships which will take place on Sunday 16th July at Stonehaven Highland Games.

Kinnneff Open training day Sun 28th May

Teams from Cornhill, Elgin, Kinneff, Fife & Kinross, Ayrshire & Brechin all enjoyed a hard day traing and pulled in 7 weights throughout the day.


Sun 29th

The Dumfries & Galloway Young Farmers qualifier took place at Barony Campus.


Gents. 1st Lower Nithsdale, 2nd Stewarty, 3rd Annandale

Ladies. 1st Annandale, 2nd Lower Nithsdale, 3rd Stewarty

Mixed. 1st Lower Nithsdale B, 2nd Annandale B ,3rd Stewarty.

We would like thank Barony Campus for allowing us to have the competition on the grounds. Also a big thanks to our Official on the day Mairi Fisher.

We would like to wish all teams the best of luck in the West Area Qualifiers which take place at Newmins Show on Sat 3rd June.


World Indoor Championshionships Belfast March 08th -11th

Scotland had a successful weekend in Belfast returning with a haul of medals.

Results .

Ayrshire TOWC Gold Mens 640kg

Ayrshire Gold 580kg Mixed

Scotland Silver 580kg Mixed

Scotland 4th Closed 640kg

Scotland 5th Closed 600kg



Scottish National Indoor Championships 2022

We had a great day pulling at J&S Montgomery today for our National Indoor Championships. We had teams from Ayrshire, Brechin, Cornhill & Tinto competing in 580kg Mixed , 600kg,640kg & 680kg.

Ayrshire TOWC managed to come out as winners in all weights and had some hard pulls against the other clubs, Tinto Cornhill & Brechin did not make it easy for Ayrshire . Tinto & Cornhill took the finals to 3 ends. We had a great standard of pulling and it was good to see some of our Younger puller on the rope.

All teams will be looking forward to compete at B&I Championships being held in January over in the Republic of Ireland. Teams are also looking to attend the World Indoor Championships which will take place in Belfast in March 2023.


580kg Mixed -1st Ayrshire 2nd Brechin

600kg- 1st Ayrshire 2nd Cornhill

640kg -1st Ayrshire 2nd Cornhill 3rd Tinto

680kg -1st Ayrshire 2nd Tinto 3rd Cornhill


Cornhill TOWC Tinto TOWC

Thursday 15th Sept - Sunday 18th World Championships Closed & Open Clubs.

Scotland sent teams from Ayrshire TOWC & Cornhill TOWC to the recent Championships that were held on Holten Holland . Cornhill took their 560kg team to compete in the Open clubs and also the Closed representing Scotland. They performed extremely well at both competiions and the standard was extremely high.They did not make the podium this time but gained more experience that will assist them in future Championship.

Ayrshire TOWC sent over the Junior members of the club and what a time they had returning as the World Champions in the Ladies 480kg and then following it up with a Silver medal in the Closed Championships competing against the best Junior teams in the World. The mixed 520kg also achieved a 4th position in an exremely hard competition.

World 480kg Club Champions

Ayrshire Mixed
Cornhill 560kg Representing Scotland
Ayrshire Ladies at World Championshps Holland

Some of the future stars of the sport.

Supporters .

Sat 13-14th Aug British & Irish Championships

Scotland sent down teams to Wales to compete at the Championships with pullers from Ayrshire TOWC & Cornhill TOWC both representing in the Closed and Open clubs at the weekend.

Cornhill TOWC representing Scotland in the 600kg & 680kg and Ayrshire ladies in the 520kg & 560kg.

Cornhill TOWC took the Gold medal in the 600kg and did not drop an end the whole competition. They have now been crowned B&I Championships again after winning this title 2 yeras ago. Cornhill them went on to take a Silver medal in the 680kg.They will now be confident in doing well in Holland where they go next month to the World Championships.

Ayrshire ladies also done well in bringing home a Bronze in the 520kg & 560kg which was a great feat considering the standard of the competition was extremely high. They will now be looking toward Holland in September where they will also compete at the World Championshps.

Scotland Squad representing at the B& I Championships.
Cornhill TOWC Gold medal 600kg
Cornhill TOWC Silver medal 680kg
Ayrshire TOWC Ladies Bronze medal 520kg & 560kg


Weight Gold Silver Bronze
Men 600kg Scotland A N Ireland B N Ireland A
Men 680kg England A Scotland A Ireland A
Ladies 520kg England A England B Scotland A
Ladies 560kg England A Wales A Scotland A
Mixed 580kg England A England B  
Junior Ladies 390kg Scotland England  

Sunday 14th Aug

The open clubs took place and we had teams from Ayrshire & Cornhill competing. Cornhill had an exceptional day in taking Gold in the 560kg and Silver in the 600kg & 680kg . Ayrshire Ladies reached the semi final in one of the weights but having had a hard day on the Saturday found it tough going.

Ayrshire TOWC Cornhill TOWC


Weight Gold Silver Bronze
Cornhill TOWC Winners 560kg,600kg,640kg,680kg.720kg Ayrshire Winners 500kg,520kg,540kg,560kg
Scottish Tug of War Officials. Brechin TOWC Silver 560kg
Cornhill TOWC Gold Mixed 580kg Ayrshire TOWC Silver Medal 580kg Mixed
Brechin-Mearns TOWC Bronze Medal 580kg Mixed Cornhill TOWC in action
Brechin Ladies Gold Winners Carluke TOWC & Brechin TOWC Highland Winners
640kg World Championships 2020 Cornhill TOWC Gold 680kg WCI 2020
680kg World Champions 2020 640kg World Champions 2020
AyrshireTOWC World Champions 520kg Ayrshire Ladies Cape Town
Ayrshire British & Irish Champions 520kg - 2018 Ayrshire Mixed 600kg - 2017
Cornhill TOWC National Champions 2017 Cornhill TOWC B & I Champions
Cornhill TOWC competing at B&I Championships Piper Dam Cornhill TOWC B&I 600kg Gold winners
Cornhill Ladies representing at B& I Championships Cornhill Mixed 580kg competing at B& I Champions
Cornhill Ladies representing B& I Championships Cornhill Ladies B & I Indoor Championships . Piper Dam
Brechin Ladies Scottish Nationals 2021 Brechin TOWC
Elgin TOWC Elgin TOWC
Elgin TOWC Mixed 580kg Elgin TOWC 600kg
SSS - TOWC Tinto TOWC Piper Dam
Ayrshire Ladies Cape Town World Outdoor Championships Ayrshire TOWC National Champions 560kg
Ayrshire TOWC Ayrshire Mixed 580kg
Cornhill TOWC Indoor Squad 2019 Biggar YF National Champions
Cornhill TOWC B&I Champions 600kg Calendar Ladies
Calendar Bronze medal Royal Highland Show Elgin TOWC
Kinneff TOWC 560kg National Champions - Stirling Ladies 500kg Representing China 2018 WCI
600kg China WCI 2018 600g in action WCI 2018
640kg Gold Winners WCI 2018 680kg Gold Winners WCI 2018
Mixed 600g China 2018 Mixed Gold medal B&I Championships 2018
600kg Gold medal UK Championships 2009 600kg In action UK Championships 2009
B&I Champions 2018 China WCI Sqaud 2018
Tinto TOWC China 2018 Tinto Indoor Squad 2018
Elgin TOWC Silver medal B& I Championships 2019 Elgin TOWC in action
Cornhill TOWC in action Belfast B& I Championships 680kg B&I Winners Gold medal 2019
B&I Championships Gold Medal