Beauly Shinty Club are set to feed over 90 kids a hot meal every week for the next 8 weeks to help local families through the cost of living crisis.

The 2022 MOWI Community Club of the Year have accessed Cost of Living Funding through a Highland Council scheme and will put hot food in 720 bellies over the harsh winter months. The first meals were provided after the club’s U14s fixture against Glenurquhart Shinty Club on Tuesday evening with food provided by local company Red Poppy.

U14s Coach and Club Secretary, Aarron Duncan-MacLeod said:

“It was a great feeling to be able to come here to Drumnadrochit and provide a hot meal for both our guys and the Glen, and I think it was well received all round. This Winter is going to be really difficult and anything that we are able to do to make it easier for people in Beauly, and beyond, is really special. All that was missing is the result!”

All players who train with the club from Primary 1 to Under 14 will receive food after their session as well as any clubs who visit Braeview for a youth match over the next 8 weeks.

Speaking of the development, Beauly Shinty Club President, Iain Petrie said:

“We are delighted to have successfully obtained funding from the Highland Council for this project. As a club, we are all too aware of the impact that the cost of living crisis is going to have in the heart of our Highland community and anything we can do to help remedy that, we will. In the grand scheme of things, this is a small impact but we hope that for the kids and families receiving the meals it is one well worth pursuing.”