War of the Thistles 2018 is nearly upon us!

UPDATE: Due the current Arctic blast enveloping the entire UK - War of the Thistles 2018 will now be taking place on the 5th/6th of May as it is just too dangerous to drive anywhere near Scotland at the moment.

More details to follow soon.

The yearly Scottish shred-fest will take place on May 5th/6th, at Transition Skatepark Aberdeen and Unit 23 Skatepark Dumbarton respectively. As usual Ali Menzies and the crew at Skateboard Scotland have organised a belter and, with sponsored and unsponsored jams for both days - this has all the makings of a banging weekend.

This one goes off year after year and if you don't know how much gnarliness can go down with 99% of the Scottish skate scene in one room then we highly recommend you take yourself north of the border for this one and witness the carnage first hand. After a whole winter of having sessions foiled by the weather, you know everyone is going to be ready for a skate blow out and we're stoked to see the footage that's going to come out of this weekend, as well as the preceding weekend's fun at Ocean Terminal.


For a taste of what's to come, remind yourself of last year's sessions at the same two locales of Transition and Unit 23 Skateparks, where the two days' sword trophies were taking respectively by the twin Jordan onslaught of Thackeray and Sharkey (for which our man CJ was on hand to put together an extended photo gallery). Peep the websites for both Transition Skatepark and Unit 23 for more of an idea of what each layout has to offer.

Transition Skatepark Aberdeen

Address: Transition Extreme Sports Ltd. Links Road, Aberdeen, AB24 5NN

Unit 23 Skatepark Dumbarton

Address: Unit 23, 45-50 Castlegreen St, The Old Bond, Dumbarton G82 1JD