Tartan Touch

Tartan Touch

Tartan Touch

What is Tartan Touch?

Tartan Touch is Scottish Rugby’s Fun, Simple and Social version of non-contact rugby. It’s a game for all abilities and all ages played throughout the Summer months. In the past two seasons, hubs have welcomed players aged 5 to 75 years old from having never played rugby to retired players!

Where to Play?

The 2019 Tartan Touch season ran from May until July at 45 hubs across Scotland. Look out for Tartan Touch returning to a club near you next season!

What are the rules?

AIM: Touch the ball down over opponent’s goal line. To do this, keep possession by avoiding being touched.



Touched 6 times

Ball leaves the pitch

Ball passed forward, dropped forward, or kicked forward

Foul play by team in possession

Offload within 2 steps or 2 seconds - No offside from the offload

Place ball on ground - Offside line created

Must be passed away by touched player or a teammate

Apply to be a Tartan Touch Hub in 2020

Tartan Touch will give you 10 weeks of activity over the summer when your club tends to be quiet. It could help your club recruit more members, generate extra income and it will allow you to engage further with your community by providing an activity that is suitable for any member of the family.

If you are interested in becoming a Tartan Touch Hub please download the application guide below which includes a link to apply.

Get in Touch

For the latest news, follow us on Twitter! @Tartan_Touch

If you have any queries, please email [email protected]

Last season, Tartan Touch welcomed 176 school pupils to play alongside the Scotland National Team at Highland RFC! Thanks to everyone who made it a great event #AsOne #TartanTouch

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