Lanarkshire YFC Tug of War contest 2014 Slideshow

YOUNG farmers from across Lanarkshire pitted their strengths against each other in the annual county Tug of War Championships.

A total of 12 teams took part in the event, held at Biggar Rugby Club, and the top three in each section went forward to the West Area finals at Lesmahagow Show last weekend, at which the Biggar Club was victorious.

Pulling their weight...Women from Biggar YFC at the Lanarkshire YFC Tug of War contest 2014 at Biggar Rugby Club (Pic Rodger Price)

Pulling their weight...Women from Biggar YFC at the Lanarkshire YFC Tug of War contest 2014 at Biggar Rugby Club (Pic Rodger Price)

In the county champs, Biggar also came out top in the gents section. The club is known for its training and last year it won the national final at the Highland Show. Under the rules it must field a different team this year.

The winners were: Gents, 1 Biggar Red, 2 Biggar Black, 3 combined Lanark and Lesmahagow team. Women, 1 Biggar, 2 Carluke, 3 Avondale.

“It was a very, very good turnout, especially for the girls,” said Mhairi Lake, assistant secretary of the Carluke Club.

“There are a lot of new members taking part: Avondale had two girls teams, which is really impressive, but Carluke had new members and so did Biggar.”

The pictures featured in our slideshow were taken by freelance photographer Rodger Price.