Lanarkshire Young Farmers tug-o-war 2013 slideshow

A LARGE field of nine teams, five with girls and four with boys, turned out in a bid to pull their way into the next rounds of the national Young Farmers Tug of War competition.

Biggar, Carluke, Avondale and East Kilbride clubs took part in the event at Biggar Rugby Club.

Biggar Young Farmers A team in Tug 'o War action at Biggar Rugby Club  -  Picture by Andrew Wilson � 2013'Picture by Andrew Wilson

Biggar Young Farmers A team in Tug 'o War action at Biggar Rugby Club - Picture by Andrew Wilson � 2013'Picture by Andrew Wilson

Thanks to being highly popular, Biggar managed to field two teams and there was a lot at stake – for the men won the national championship at the Highland Show last year while the ladies were third nationally.

After a tough competition, Biggar held on to its honour, taking first and second place in the boys section with Carluke third.

Biggar girls also came out on top with Carluke second and Avondale third.

The pictures featured in our slideshow were taken by freelance photographer Andrew Wilson.