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 26th April
Kingussie 2nds v Skye, The Dell, Kingussie, 2.30pm.
Newtonmore 2nds v Lovat, The Eilan, Newtonmmore, 2.30pm.
Friday 2nd May
Newtonmore 2nds v Kingussie 2nds Shinty Match - The Eilan, Newtonmore, 6.30pm.
Saturday 3rd May
Newtonmore 1sts vs Kingussie 1sts Shinty Match - The Eilan, Newtonmore, 2.30pm.
Saturday 10th May
Kingussie 1sts vs Glenurquhart Shinty Match - The Dell, Kingussie, 2.30pm.
Saturday 17th May
Newtonmore 2nds vs Inverness Shinty Match - The Eilan, Newtonmore, 2.30pm.
Strathspey vs Inverness 2nds Shinty Match - Grantown Grammar School Pitch, Grantown on Spey, 2.30pm.
Saturday 24th May
Kingussie 2nds vs Strathglass Shinty Match - The Dell, Kingussie, 2.30pm.
Postponed fixtures see www.shinty.com for details