Scotland's national indigenous game of Shinty (Camanachd) is one of the world's oldest team sports with roots rating back some 2,000 years - both golf and ice hockey are direct descendants. This stick-and-ball sport is fast, exciting and requires great stamina, skill, courage and tactical thinking. The modern game was born in Badenoch and, although it is still played throughout most of Scotland, its two greatest exponents are Kingussie and Newtonmore Camanachd Clubs. Indeed, a visit to this area without taking in a game of Shinty has been likened to fishing on the Spey and ignoring the salmon. (The after-match socialising should not be missed either!)
Saturday 30th May
Kingussie 1sts v Poss Cup Tie Shinty Match - The Dell, Kingussie. 2.30pm.
Newtonmore 1sts v Poss Cup Tie Shinty Match - The Eilan, Newtonmore. 2.30pm.
Friday 5th June
Kingussie 2nds v Newtonmore Shinty Match - The Dell, Kingussie. 7pm. www.shinty.com
Saturday 6th June
Strathspey v Aberdeen University Shinty Match - Grantown Grammar School, Grantown on Spey. 1.30pm. www.shinty.com
Newtonmore v Kingussie Shinty Match - The Eilan, Newtonmore. 2.30pm. www.shinty.com
Wednesday 10th June
The Williamson 6s Primary Schools Competition with BBQ - The Eilan, Newtonmore. 6pm. www.shinty.com
Saturday 20th June
Newtonmore v Fort William Shinty Match - The Eilan, Newtonmore. 2.30pm. www.shinty.com
Saturday 27th June
Newtonmore 2nds v Kinlochshiel Shinty Match - The Eilan, Newtonmore. 2.30pm. www.shinty.com
Postponed fixtures see www.shinty.com for details