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!

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

How to get involved?

Each Tartan Touch Hub will be supported by their Regional Manager and Scottish Rugby’s Tartan Touch Operational Team. Each hub will be provided with kit and equipment to help transform the club into a Tartan Touch Hub as well as marketing support including a Tartan Touch nationwide marketing campaign and a promotional toolkit. Please note, it is essential that sessions adhere to the Scottish Government guidance in place at that time.

The Application window for this Tartan Touch this season is now closed.

Look out for updates coming soon and to find out more, read our TT Application Pack 2022.pdf and TT Operational Guide 2022.

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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