Welcome to Weightlifting Scotland


Commonwealth Games Team - Gold Coast 2018


The IWF Commonwealth Ranking List is below.

IWF Commonwealth Ranking List as at 26 October


2021 Scottish Open Groups and Running Order

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Weightlifting Scotland will be holding the 2021 AGM on the 20th of November at 12 Noon

By Zoom

The meeting will be held by zoom. Any member wishing to attend the meeting should contact the General Secretary by e-mail requesting a link for attendance weightliftingscotlandgeneralsecretary@outlook.com

Two board positions will be available for nomination, Chairperson and Director for PVG. Nominations for these posts should be sent to the General Secretary no later then the 9th of October. Nomination stating the Board position for which that person is being nominated and having been signed by that person to confirm their willingness to be appointed. All nominations must be seconded by another member in writing to weightliftingscotlandgeneralsecretary@outlook.com



Commonwealth Championships 2021
As a number of you are already aware, the Commonwealth Championships have now been moved from Singapore to Tashkent. They are now being combined with the World Championships.
WLS are now looking for notification of interest from athletes wishing to attend the Commonwealth Championships in Tashkent, from the 5th of December to the 17th of December. Please note that this is only for the relevant ranked athletes, as this match is a Commonwealth Games Qualifier.
Only athletes ranked in the Scottish top 15 (on Sinclair) and are in first or second place in the current bodyweight ranking are eligible.
We are currently investigating funding for this match but do not anticipate this trip as being funded. As such, athletes will need to be able to self-fund this trip. Our current estimate of the cost is approximately £2500 per entry (accommodation, entry fee, drug control fee and flights), and this payment will need to be made by the end of October.
Initial investigation on flights meant that there will be stop overs in Istanbul on both the outward and return journey and a probable overnight stay in Istanbul on the return trip. This means we are likely to be looking at 16 to 18 days in total for the trip, depending on the team selection.
If you wish to be considered for the event, please contact the General Secretary (weightliftingscotlandgeneralsecretary@outlook.com) no later than the 29th of September 2021.
Also please note that the current guidelines for Uzbekistan and Turkey are currently rated amber. Under the regulation coming into place on the 4th of October, you would not need to isolate on your return, but will need to take two PCR tests (if either of these are positive, you will need to self-isolate). If Uzbekistan or Turkey are moved from Amber to Red, you will need to isolate for another 10 days in a recognised “quarantine hotel package.”




Commonwealth Games - Birmingham 2022

Please find below the final draft of the selction criteria for the games in 2022

The Commonwealth Games are for our very top lifters from clubs and indivdiuals to have the chance to compete for Scotland at the highest level at our biggest multi sports competitions and events.

The qualification standards must be met for inclusion to the team and in due course we will publish the IWF approved events, dates and countries that qualification can take place.


The PDF below also gives information about selection to future Commonwealth Games Squads and getting onto the Scottish Ranking List.

Weightlifting Athlete Allocation System

Please Click here for a shortened version PDF of the selection criteria for lifters aiming for the Commonwealth Games

Please click here to download the selection Criteria




Considerations to make before returning to training.

Below is a document WLS have put together for you to use for your guidance at your training venue.

WLS Guidance For Return To Training



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