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 19th July
Newtonmore 1sts vs Kinlochshiel Shinty Match - The Eilan, Newtonmore, 2.30pm.
Saturday 26th July
Newtonmore/Kingussie vs Lovat/Fort William Shinty Match - The Eilan or The Dell, 2.30pm. Check www.shinty.com for match details.
Newtonmore 2nds vs Beauly Shinty Match - The Eilan, Newtonmore. Time TBC.
Friday 1st August
Kingussie 1sts v Newtonmore - The Dell, 6.30pm
Saturday 9th August
Newtonmore 2nds v GLenurquhart - The EIlan, 2.30pm
Kingussie 2nds v Lovat - The Dell, 2.30pm
Saturday 16th August
Newtonmore 2nds v Oban Camanachd - The Eilan, 2.30pm
Kingussie 2nds v Beauly - The Dell, 2.30pm
Postponed fixtures see www.shinty.com for details