When free-style, or to use it’s correct name “catch-as-catch-can”, spread all over Scotland in the early 20th Century, only a few areas continued to specialize in the old traditional Scottish backhold style. Bute was one of the most important and helped to keep the sport alive.   Backhold wresting is practiced all over the North of England and Scotland.  In fact, in Scotland there are two native variations, Carachd Uibhist (Uist wrestling) and Scottish backhold, which is almost identical to that found in the North of England where it is called Cumberland & Westmorland Style.


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