Auld Reekie Roller Girls
|Teams||Twisted Thistles (All Stars)
Cannon Belles (B Team)
The Skatefast Club
The Auld Reekie Roller Girls (ARRG) are an all female flat track roller derby league based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The team was formed in April 2008. ARRG were the first roller derby league in Edinburgh and are the third league in Scotland. ARRG is skater owned and run, with the aim of promoting inclusivity for any woman over the age of 18 regardless of size, shape or skating ability. ARRG play by the rules of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), and were officially accepted as an Apprentice League on 5 October 2010. The league graduated as full members of the WFTDA on 1 September 2011.
Formed in April 2008 the Auld Reekie Roller Girls were Edinburgh's first women's flat track roller derby league, and take their name after the city of Edinburgh, affectionately known as 'Auld Reekie' ('Old Smoky' in the Scots language). Within 2 months of forming there was local media interest.
ARRG organise and skate in numerous bouts and tournaments, both 'closed' (for development purposes) and 'open' public bouts. ARRG hosted their first ever public bout, entitled "Fishnet Burns Night", at Meadowbank Sports Centre on the 24 January 2009  just 10 months after their formation, and competed in the London Rollergirls hosted European tournament "Roll Britannia" in 2009, placing 4th 
ARRG have an international standing, having travelled to Berlin to take part in the first European Organisational Roller Derby Conference in November 2012,  and to Philadelphia, USA, to compete in the East Coast Derby Extravaganza in June 2013.
Currently home bouts are played at the Meadowbank Stadium, which has capacity for up to 400 spectators. The sport of roller derby is still growing in Scotland, as women over 18 are flocking to the 'Fresh Meat Sundays' beginner sessions.
The Auld Reekie Roller Girls league structure includes:
- The Twisted Thistles, the league's All Star travel team
- The Cannon Belles, the All Star Reserves
- Three home teams, The Cherry Bombers, The Skatefast Club and The Leithal Weapons who compete in an annual Home Season tournament.
- Intra-league teams were previously selected on a bout-by-bout basis. The team names were The Highland Heathens and Celtic Chaos. With the introduction of Home Teams this 'ad-hoc' selection is no longer necessary, and the team names have been unofficially retired.
Results of Public Bouts
In addition to the public bouts shown below, the team has also undertaken a series of 'closed' (or private) bouts, details of which have not been included.
NB: Green highlighted rows indicate a win, whilst red highlighting indicates a loss.
The Twisted Thistles
|Breakdown of results|
|19 April 2009||I Scream Sunday||142 - 132||Central City Rollergirls|
|23 May 2009||Derby Mayhem||175 - 124||Central City Rollergirls|
|20 June 2009||Fear and Lothian||117 - 117||Birmingham Blitz Derby Dames||A rare draw, now impossible in WFTDA Roller Derby|
|18–19 July 2009||Roll Britannia||94 - 74||Central City Rollergirls||Early rounds of Europe's first Roller Derby Tournament|
|127 - 45||Royal Rebellion Rollers|
|109 - 123||Birmingham Blitz Derby Dames||Semi-final of Europe's first Roller Derby Tournament|
|70 - 120||Glasgow Roller Girls||3rd place play-off of Europe's first Roller Derby Tournament|
|26 September 2009||Hassle at the Castle||64 - 110||Glasgow Roller Girls|
|14 February 2010||Jailhouse Block||96 - 93||Leeds Roller Dolls|
|11 April 2010||Hadrian's Brawl||147 - 20||Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls|
|22–23 May 2010||Highland Fling||224 - 6||Dundee Destroyers||Scotland's first Roller Derby tournament|
|95 - 98||Glasgow Roller Girls||Final of Scotland's first Roller Derby tournament|
|19 June 2010||Get Kilt||92 - 68||Stuttgart Valley Roller Girlz||Away match in Stuttgart|
|26 June 2010||Central Belter||88 - 84||Glasgow Roller Girls|
|7 August 2010||The Prisoner of AzkaSLAM||93 - 117||London Rockin Rollers|
|16 October 2010||Stop! Jammertime||73 - 59||Central City Rollergirls|
|20 November 2010||Blockenspiel||108 - 109||Berlin Bombshells|
|15–16 January 2011||Tattoo Freeze||63 - 117||London Rockin Rollers||Tournament held at the "Tattoo Freeze" convention, Telford|
|102 - 75||Central City Rollergirls|
|66 - 135||London Brawl Saints|
|16 April 2011||Gore-onation St||109 - 92||Rainy City Roller Girls|
|11 June 2011||47 - 195||London Brawl Saints|
|20 August 2011||94 - 95||Stuttgart Valley Roller Girlz||Part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.|
|3 September 2011||Need for Greed||110 - 149||London Rockin Rollers|
|22 October 2011||The Monsters Brawl||88 - 120||Leeds Roller Dolls|
|13 January 2012||UKRDA Tournament||61 - 78||London Rockin Rollers||Part of the Tattoo Freeze convention|
|14 January 2012||UKRDA Tournament||74 - 79||Glasgow Roller Derby||Part of the Tattoo Freeze convention|
|20 January 2012||100 - 60||Dolly Rockit Rollers|
|10 March 2012||131 - 167||Central City Rollergirls|
|5 May 2012||COWABUNGArrg!||202 - 103||Helsinki Roller Derby|
|19 May 2012||103 - 221||Suffra Jets|
|18 - 667||London Brawling||WFTDA closed bout|
|16 June 2012||70 - 176||Bear City Roller Derby|
|4 August 2012||Edinburgh Fringe Bout||147 - 184||Tiger Bay Brawlers|
|25 August 2012||Chaos on the Clyde||89 - 130||Leeds Roller Dolls|
|26 August 2012||Chaos on the Clyde||224 - 39||Sheffield Steel Rollergirls|
|26 August 2012||Chaos on the Clyde||173 - 92||London Rockin' Rollers|
|22 September 2012||246 - 12||Sheffield Steel Rollergirls|
|16 November 2012||Track Queens - Battle Royal||180 - 142||Central City Rollergirls||1st European WFTDA-Tournament in Berlin|
|17 November 2012||Track Queens - Battle Royal||28 - 475||London Roller Girls||1st European WFTDA-Tournament in Berlin|
|18 November 2012||Track Queens - Battle Royal||139 - 149||Stockholm Roller Derby||1st European WFTDA-Tournament in Berlin - 4th Place for ARRG|
|27 April 2013||Anarchy In The UK||148 - 99||Bear City Roller Derby's Berlin Bombshells|
|28 April 2013||Anarchy In The UK||149 - 187||London Roller Girls' Brawl Saints|
|29 June 2013||ECDX||207 - 137||Ithaca League of Women Rollers||East Coast Derby Extravaganza in Philadelphia, USA|
|30 June 2013||ECDX||262 - 129||Dominion Roller Derby||East Coast Derby Extravaganza in Philadelphia, USA|
|10 August 2013||Die ARRG||194 - 104||Stockholm Roller Derby||Part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival|
The Cannon Belles
|Breakdown of results|
|26 September 2009||Hassle at the Castle||ARRG Cannon Belles||66 - 97||GRG Maiden Grrders||B-team mini expo bout|
|11 April 2010||Hadrian's Brawl||ARRG Cannon Belles||76 - 69||Newcastle Roller Girls/
Middlesbrough Milk Rollers
|22–23 May 2010||Highland Fling||ARRG Cannon Belles||3 - 198||GRG Irn Bruisers|
|ARRG Cannon Belles||98 - 20||GRG Maiden Grrrders|
|ARRG Cannon Belles||63 - 66||Granite City Northern Fights|
|26 June 2010||Central Belter||ARRG Cannon Belles||66 - 116||GRG Maiden Grrders|
|4 September 2010||Jurassic Skate Park||ARRG Cannon Belles||187 - 46||Perth Fair City Rollers|
|26 February 2011||Crashablanca||ARRG Cannon Belles||158 - 22||Wakey Wheeled Cats|
|2 April 2011||Space Quaddity||ARRG Cannon Belles||106 - 46||Granite City Roller Girls|
|9 July 2011||Star Spangled Jammer||ARRG Cannon Belles||115 - 63||Liverpool Roller Birds|
|6 August 2011||ARRG Cannon Belles||126 - 86||GRG Maiden Grrders||Part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.|
|3 September 2011||Need for Greed||ARRG Cannon Belles||126 - 124||LRR Rising Stars|
|22 October 2011||The Monsters Brawl||ARRG Cannon Belles||71 - 114||LRD Whip Its|
|25 March 2012||Cell Block Tango||ARRG Cannon Belles||324 - 65||Fair City Fear Maidens|
|26 May 2012||ARRG Cannon Belles||216 - 150||Kent Roller Girls|
|18 August 2012||Edinburgh Fringe Bout||ARRG Cannon Belles||153 - 199||Dublin Roller Girls|
|18 May 2013||ARRG Cannon Belles||114 - 112||Vienna Roller Girls|
|24 August 2013||Die ARRG - With a Vengeance||ARRG Twisted Thistles||322 - 69||Helsinki Roller Derby Queen B's||Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe|
|28 September 2013||ARRG Cannon Belles||308 - 128||Middlesbrough Milk Rollers|
|30 November 2013||ARRG Cannon Belles||142 - 210||Amsterdam Roller Dames|
2012 Intraleague Table
2013 Intraleague Table
Home Team Results
|21 January 2012||Season 2 Bout 1||Leithal Weapons||179 - 171||Cherry Bombers|
|25 February 2012||Season 2 Bout 2||Skatefast Club||116 - 209||Leithal Weapons|
|7 April 2012||Season 1 Bout 3||Cherry Bombers||155 - 186||Skatefast Club|
|28 April 2012||Season 1 Final||Leithal Weapons||159 - 126||Skatefast Club|
|19 January 2013||Season 2 Bout 1||Leithal Weapons||391 - 57||Cherry Bombers|
|16 February 2013||Season 2 Bout 2||Cherry Bombers||72 - 251||Skatefast Club|
|9 March 2013||Season 2 Bout 3||Skatefast Club||144 - 168||Leithal Weapons|
|28 April 2013||Season 2 Final||Leithal Weapons||154 - 121||Skatefast Club|
|1 February 2014||Season 3 Bout 1||Leithal Weapons||216 - 100||Cherry Bombers|
|15 February 2014||Season 3 Bout 2||Leithal Weapons||189 - 190||Skatefast Club|
|8 March 2014||Season 3 Bout 3||Skatefast Club||-||Cherry Bombers|
|6 April 2014||Season 3 Final|
- 25 June 2008 The Scotsman Evening News "Girls All Set For Derby Day"
- 12 January 2009 The Scotsman "Team Looks To Get On a Roll in Fundraiser"
- 22 January 2009 Edinburgh Guide "Fishnet Burns Night"
- 27 January 2009 The Scotsman "You've Gotta Roll With It"
- 22 May 2009 The Scotsman Evening News "Roller Girls Get Skates On"
- 6 July 2009 Press and Journal "Roller Girls Given a Chance To Try Out Ancient Broadswords"
- 6 July 2009 BBC News Website
- 29 July 2009 Daily Record "Time To Get Your Skates On As Roller Derby Hits Scotland"
- 10 September 2009 The Midgie "Edinburgh: Roller Derby"
- 26 September 2009 Scotsman Evening News "Auld Reekie Girls Are Ready To Roll With The Punches"
- 25 October 2009 The Herald Scotland "Rollergirls Just Want To Have Fun"
- 1 November 2009 Scotland On Sunday "On A Roll With The Girls" written by Peter Ross Feature Writer of the Year 
- 11 November 2009 The Scotsman Evening News "It's Sure To Be a Skate Game"
- December 2009 The Pulse "You Gotta Roll With It" Page 47
- 31 March 2010 The List "Whip It - Let the Good Times Roll"
- 27th Of April, 2010 BBC "Auld Reekie Roller Girls"
- 18 June 2010 Edinburgh Spotlight "Fringe Preview - Auld Reekie Roller Girls"
- 8 August 2010 Edinburgh Spotlight "Fringe Review - Auld Reekie Roller Girls 4 stars"
- 12 October 2010 Edinburgh Spotlight "Auld Reekie Roller Girls Roller Derby"
- 19 November 2010 Edinburgh Evening News "Roller Derby: Juicy Lucy is Looking to Drop a Berlin Bombshell"
- 22 March 2011 Edinburgh Spotlight "Event: Auld Reekie Roller Girls"
- 24 March 2011 The Edinburgh Reporter "Auld Reekie Roller Girls"
- 30 March 2011 Impulse Magazine "Auld Reekie Roller Girls"
- 9 June 2011 The Scotsman Evening News "Derby teams get skates on"
- 15 July 2011 STV Edinburgh South East "Roller Derby Queens Prepare to Take On Two Rivals"
- 4 July 2013 http://news.stv.tv/east-central/221774-american-dream-becoming-a-reality-for-auld-reekie-roller-girls/
- 8 July 2013 http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/auld-reekie-rollers-rock-in-the-usa-1-2994112
- Hickson, Siân (2009-09-10). "Edinburgh: Roller Derby". The Midgie. Retrieved 26 December 2009.
- McCracken, Edd (2009-10-25). "Rollergirls just want to have fun". The Herald. Retrieved 26 December 2009.
- "WFTDA Welcomes 7 New Members". Retrieved 2 November 2011.
- "Team Scotland Roster". Retrieved 27 October 2011.