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Please Note: If any club runs a competition it must be through both Weightlifting Scotland and British Weightlifting, all Scottish run competitions must be put on the British Weightlifting BARS System then your results and any records that may be broken will be recognised by us and they will be included on rankings so please always register to WLS and BWL to run your competition whether it is just a club comp or University comp or it may not be recognised.


Remaining Events 2019


Scottish Open Championships*

Now only on Sunday 27th Oct 2019



Please remember to bring ID (Identification) to the Weigh In at the Scottish Open so we can verify who you are.



Scottish Dev Cup Round 4
Date 2nd Nov 2019
Gladiator WLC (Now online for entry)

Scottish Masters Cup
Date 16th 2019
Gladiator WLC (Now online for entry)

Celtic Championships (Wales V Scot V Ireland)
Sat 30 Nov 2019
Bangor Uni, Wales - (Selection Only)


Glasgow Masters Open
8th Dec 2019
Team Cavanagh, Glasgow - Closing date 1st Dec - (Now Online for Entry)



The Scottish Open Championships will be held in Kilmarnock on Oct 26/27th

More info for the Scottish Open Click Here


Results for the recent Commonwealth Championships

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Latest Courses Now Online


The Events for Scottish British & International competitions are now online on our Calendar of Events 2019 link on the left. There are still a few comps that require clubs or individuals wishing to organise any of them to do so by getting in touch with Alex Phillips on a.phillips91@btinternet.com


New Qualifying Totals for British & Scottish Competitions 2019

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Events List 2019

If you want to apply to hold any of our competitions in 2019 then please look at our Calendar of Events and decide which Scottish event you would like to run and then apply with the form by clicking here.


To meet guidelines from Sport Scotland, National Governing Bodies must have a robust Child and Vulnerable Groups Protection Policy in place. To do this it is required that all Coaches and Officials taking part in Weightlifting Scotland competitions must be registered on the PVG Scheme as a member of Weightlifting Scotland. The board have taken the decision that all Coaches and Officials must have a PVG form completed and given to our Child Protection Officer Gill Morrogh Bernard by the 1st of July 2017. Any Coach or Official failing to do this will not be allowed to Coach or Officiate at WLS competitions until they have completed a Disclosure check. 


Weightlifting Scotland will be untertaking steps to ensure that every coach , assistant coach , referee and
technical official is a member of the PVG Scheme and be registered to undertake
regulated work on behalf of Weightlifting Scotland. When implemented anyone not registered that should be will not be able to coach or officiate at any Weightifting Scotland Competitions and clubs will be advised not to allow unregistered coaching within their club.

We would appreciate if all clubs and individuals currently active within Weightlifting Scotland would start making preparations to distribute any application forms within your club.

Existing members of the PVG Scheme for other activities require a separate
form from new applicants , applications will be rejected if the incorrect form is submitted.

We will send out applications which are free to submit for volunteers and the Code of Practice
will be strictly adhered to.

If you have any questions then please contact our Protection Officer Gill Morrogh Bernard on email at g.morroghbernard@btinternet.com

What are PVGs
The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme is managed by Disclosure Scotland. It helps makes sure people whose behaviour makes them unsuitable to work with children and/or protected adults, cannot do 'regulated work' with these vulnerable groups.When someone applies to join the scheme, Disclosure Scotland carries out criminal record checks and shares the results with individuals and organisations.The application process involves gathering criminal record and other relevant information, which is always shared with the employer.


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