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History
Scottish Backhold is a style of folk wrestling originating in Scotland.
Since 1985 there has been a Celtic organisation that is trying to combine the Scottich, Breton and Icelandic forms of wrestling. The Scottish Wresting Bond publishes the rules of Backhold.

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Style
The wrestlers grip each other around the waist at the back, with the right hand under the opponent's left arm and the chin resting on the opposite right shoulder. When the referee is sure that both wrestlers have taken a firm grip, he shouts "hold" and the bout starts. Should either wrestler break his hold or touch the ground with any part of his body except his feet, he loses. There is no ground work and the bouts are usually best of five falls.
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Videography

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Wrestling - Bridge of Allan Highland Games

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Cowal Highland Gathering 2014 - Traditional Backhold Wrestling

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