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Start list for the Scottish under 18 and Dev Cup on Sat 22nd Sept

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The Western District Championships are being held on Sun 14th Oct in MXP Fitness in Forth Valley WLC in Stirling

The address is 5 Borrowmeadow Road, Springkerse Industrial Estate, Stirling FK7-7UW

Entries will be restricted to 40 so be early to avoid disappointment.

Entry Fee will £25 - Weigh in at 8-9 and 10am Start

Closing Date for entry is 30th Sept and the entry form will be online on the BWL Website.

Qualifying is you must live in the assigned Post Code and the following are used:

PA, G, ML, KA and DG.

Minimum age to compete is 13 years


The Director's reports for the 2018 AGM are below

2018 Director's Reports


As most of you will be aware, the IWF is bringing new Body Weight Categories into effect. This will start from the 1st of November and Weightlifting Scotland will follow suit. From the 1st of November 2018, all Weightlifting Scotland competitions will have the 10 new Male and Female categories, and competitions with qualifying totals have been adjusted to suit.

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The Scottish U18s are being hosted alongside the Scottish Dev Cup on Sat 22nd Sept in Pitlochry WLC in Perthshire


The Celtic Championships are now on 27th Oct and still in Dublin


The Scottish Western Districts need to be moved to Mid Oct and if any club or individual with suitable premises would like to host the event please get in touch.


The Scottish Northern Districts will be held on Saturday 6th Oct in Warehouse Gym in Arbroath


Scottish Open 3rd Nov will be held in Elysium Edinburgh by Edin Uni WLC


Events List 2018

The events list for 2018 is now online, most of the Scottish competitions have yet to be allocated so if your club wishes to organise any please get in touch with Alex Phillips by completing and sending the form below

If you want to apply to hold any of our competitions in 2018 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.


Please Note: Weightlifting Scotland only recognise Masters Events Run by Weightlifting Scotland, these Masters competitions are included on our events page. Any other group or club running Masters events in Scotland will not have their results or records recognised or be on Weightlifting Scotland Rankings.


Please Note: if any club runs any competition without the consent of Weightlifting Scotland then your results and any records that may be broken will not be sanctioned by us and they will also not be included on any rankings so please always apply to us using the above form to run your competition whether it is just a club comp or University comp etc.


WADA Prohibited List 2017

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International Weightlifting Ferderation Rules & Regulations Booklet

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