Comunn Camanachd Eilean Bhóid

Shinty has always been a feature on Bute even prior to the formation of any club sides on the island with the famous Buteman Cup being competed for since 1900. With guidance & support from the Marquess of Bute and Sir Colin MacRae, Bute Camanachd was formed in September 1907 as the first constituted club on the island with North Bute formed a short time afterwards. Early games involved friendlies and local cup competitions and by 1910 Kingarth Shinty club had also been formed. 


Balliemore Cup; 1985, 2004, 2006, 2011 & 2013

Sutherland Cup; 1972

South Division 1; 2006, 2011, 2015 & 2018

Bullough Cup; 1995

Munro Shield; 1995

Mod Cup; 2013

In the 1920s & 30s only a strong North Bute side took the field combining the best players on the island and competed in the first Sutherland Cup final in 1923 against Newtonmore, losing by the odd goal in 5. 

Following WW2 Bute Shinty Club was reconstituted and has remained the only island team ever since. The club has saw many notable victories over the years namely in the Sutherland Cup in 1972 and the Balliemore Cup on 5 occasions. Promotion to the top tier of shinty, the Premier league, was secured for the 2007 season 100 years after the first club had been formed on the island. 

The club currently has 1st & 2nd teams in men’s shinty, a burgeoning Ladies section and youth teams from primary up to u14 level. Off the field the club have recently been transferred ownership of the Meadows pitch and surrounding land from Mount Stuart Trust and currently boasts one of the best clubhouse facilities in the sport.


1st Team: James Craig

2nd Team: Stewart Stirling 

Women’s Team: Heather Ferguson


Alan Liddell – Club Secretary

Mob: 07796331634