Shinty is a game of skill, endurance and determination, played on a field a little larger than a soccer field, between two teams of twelve players and is certainly not recommended for the faint of heart! A ball and stick game, the object… to score as many goals, or Hails, within the stipulated 90 minutes of a shinty match.
The game of shinty is one of those highland games that has not been exported to other countries and therefore remains unique to the Highlands of Scotland.
The rules governing the game are comprehensive, although those new to the game would not necessarily agree, given their first taste of a shinty match!
Its main appeal is the level of skill involved to control a ball which is a mere 7.5 inches in circumference with a curved stick, or Caman, at speed.
Please visit the Boleskine Camanachd Web Site, dedicated to the ancient and traditional Highland sport of shinty in the Foyers, Stratherrick and Strathnairn area on the south shores of Loch Ness
For the latest information on fixtures, plus throw up times visit the Boleskine Camanachd club website which also contains information about forthcoming events within the club. U 12 Shinty training is on a Wed night at 7-8pm at Inverarnie hall while the U14 & U17 are along with the adults at 8pm the same evening, after the clock goes forward Shinty training will be held outside on Smith Park, Inverarnie.
Any one interested in playing Shinty or becoming a member of our monthly draw club, contact club secretary Liz Macdonald on 01463 791955