Muscle men heading to Borders for Scotland’s Strongest Man competition

Scotland's Strongest Man event - Cumbernaulds  in 2015.
Scotland's Strongest Man event - Cumbernaulds in 2015.

Jedburgh has been chosen to host this year’s Scotland’s Strongest Man contest for the first time.

Organised by Ultimate Strongman, and covered for national television by Channel 5, UKSA Scotland’s Strongest Man competition will be held at Riverside Park this summer.

And it looks set to attract a large entry of heavyweight athletes.

An Ultimate Strongman spokesman said: “This is a must see event.

“Scotland’s finest strongmen will battle it out for a place at the Channel 5 UK Strongest Man Final

The Strongmen will tackle five gruelling tests of strength as they go head to head to win the title of Scotland’s Strongest Man.

“The competitors include Paul ‘Bad Boy’ Benton the fiery Scot who is always a crowd favourite. New up and coming star Louis Jack from Aberdeen is a real contender as is Kelso favourite Celtic Warrior Jas Hastie.

“Strongman is one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the UK, with thousands of fans attending events around the country, and has become a favourite with families because of the incredible feats of strength, sportsmanship and great entertainment on offer.

“This will be the qualification route to all Ultimate Strongman and UK Strongest Man events this year.”

Scotland’s Strongest Man competition will be held at the home of Jed-Forest Rugby Club at Riverside Park from 1-5pm on Saturday, June 8.

Tickets, of which 500 are available, cost between £5 and £17.50, and are on sale now at www.eventbrite.co.uk