The fast and furious game of Shinty is a great spectator sport and is played by local teams throughout Lochaber.
The game has recently changed season from winter to summer, and matches take place most weekends throughout the warmer months.
Shinty consists of two teams, each with 12 players, and games are exciting and often high scoring affairs, with a goal awarded every time the ball beats the goalkeeper into the 10ft by 12ft goal.
Admission to shinty matches is generally free, with a collection usually made by the home team. There is a charge for major cup finals and semi finals. The playing season lasts from March until September and ends in the sport's showpiece event - the Camanachd Cup Final, which is held in a different venue each year. Check out the current edition of the local events guide, 'What's On', to find out which teams are playing.
There are six Lochaber teams:
· Ardnamurchan Camanachd play at Lochaline on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula
· Glengarry play at Craigard Park, Invergarry
· Kilmallie play at Canal Parks, Caol
· Lochaber play at Spean Bridge Park, Spean Bridge
· Ballachulish play at Ballachulish Park
Visit www.shinty.com for a wealth of useful and interesting information about the game - including fixtures, results, club details, history, rules and more.
in the Outdoor Capital of the UK
Looking for adventure? There’s no experience needed to climb the trees, jump from 11m or slide down the 100m zip at High Wire Adventure! Book in advance now. Minimum heights apply.
Rockhopper Sea Kayaking is a fully mobile provider of guided sea kayaking trips and sea kayaking instruction based near Fort William on the West Coast of Scotland.
Ben Nevis Guide