Les Kinvig - RDO West

Since Les’ appointment the Camanachd Association has been able to further our reach in Argyll & Bute and work continues to get clubs ready for 2021.

Appin PS

Shinty taster sessions are taking place at Appin Primary School in a bid to increase participation in the area.

School of Shinty

School of Shinty sessions at Oban High School continue apace with the school delivering more shinty on a weekly basis supported by the Camanachd Association and Shinty Ambassadors.

Katie Drain - RDO North

Working with Charleston Academy who are a school of shinty through December 2021 we qualified 13 shinty referees and then arranged a 6 aside festival for S1/2’s with 11 teams in attendance from 9 schools. A number of new Shinty Ambassadors coached their respective school teams on the day.


6 new shinty coaches are qualified on Skye as a result of a coaching course which was delivered in December. Working with active schools these new coaches were identified and will be encouraged to coach in local primary schools when regulations permit. A productive partnership meeting also took place the same day between Portree HS, Skye Camanachd, Active School and the Shinty Ambassadors.

Women's Shinty

The Donella Crawford Cup took place in November for high school girls. 12 teams were in attendance in Ardnamurchan and all showed some excellent skills and determination. It was great to have school coemption back after such a long wait. Culloden came away with the win for 2021 with Ardnamurchan A, securing the runners up spot.


A number of compeition forms are overdue, please ensure your club has completed the relevant forms below – full details in letter.

2022 Competition Entry Letter

2022 Pitch and Team Availibility

2022 League & Cup Entry Form

Youth Competitions

The P7 & P5 & Under National 1st Shinty Finals day is scheduled for Saturday 26th February in Fort William.

The Ferguson Transport National 1st Shinty P5 & P7 Finals Day - are scheduled for Saturday 26th February 2022 in Fort William.

The National Player Development Camp - will take place at Strathallan School, Perth-Shire commencing Sunday 17th July to Thursday 21st July 2022.

Please see and complete the youth competition forms.

Schools Competition Entry Form

Youth Competition Entry Form 2022


Registration for season 2022 is now live! You can find documents, support and tutorial videos at https://shinty.com/membership/.

Looking for support?

If you are still looking for support after consulting the tutorial videos please do not hesitate to contact deborah.macpherson@shinty.com.

Due now!

The club registration forms are due now - make sure your club is registered for 2022 season:


Ronald Ross - RDM East

A Foundation Coaching Course took place on Saturday 6th November at An-Aird Fort William. 10 coaches attended the 6 hour course. The morning part of the course was theory based where the candidates learnt about the planning and structuring process. The afternoon focussed on the practical element of the “how to Coach and “what to Coach” skills of the game.

Kilchuimen Academy Becomes Eighth School of Shinty

Following a hugely successful 4 hour curriculum shinty session Kilchiumin Academy became the Eighth School to sign up to the School of Shinty programme. Glengarry Shinty Club sourced funding  to supply the school with 20 Helmets,20 camans,36 balls and a set of portable shinty goals. Coach Elaine Cameron  who was instrumental in getting the project off the ground said:   “It is vital to the Clubs future that we engage with the School children and by delivering shinty in school, it becomes accessible to all, especially those who cannot attend after school activities.  I would like of thank the Staff at Kilchuimen Academy, in particular, PE Teacher Rebecca Masson, our sponsors and Ronald Ross of the Camanachd Association for all their support.

Strathspey Camanachd – Club Development Officer

Mathew Davies has been appointed as Strathspey Camanachd’s new part-time Club Development Officer on a 4 year contract. Mathew started in his new role in November with the aim to grow participation in the sport, in collaboration with local schools and the community. The aim is to put in place a coaching infrastructure, develop sustainable partnerships and help to progress the aims of the club’s development plan. The Club aims to create new player pathways with an inclusive approach for girls and boys, including those with learning and physical disabilities, those in SIMD areas and in rural poverty. Strathspey Camanachd Club has become the second Shinty Club to receive funding support from Sportscotland Direct Club Investment programme to employ a part-time Club Development Officer.

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