MacTavish Cup 1st Round Draw provides 5 exciting ties

The Camanachd Association and are delighted to present the draw for the 2023 MacTavish Cup 1st Round. Kingussie lifted the trophy for the first time in 11 years in 2022 and will again be amongst the favourites, however, it will be no easy task with no fewer than 7 MOWI Premiership teams in the competition.

The draw was conducted by Emerson & Mackenzie from Craighill Primary School, Tain. The full class were kitted out with t-shirts, bags, caps and water bottles emblazoned with the MacTavish Cup logo as a reward for their help in completing the draw.

In an exciting and competitive draw, the first two names out of the hat were MacTavish Cup heavy hitters, 2021 winners Kinlochshiel will welcome all-time record holders Newtonmore in what is set to be a great match. The drama continued as the second tie would see a repeat of the 2022 final with holders Kingussie drawn away to Caberfeidh. Elsewhere, Mowi Premiership newbies Beauly will make the short trip to Cannich for a local derby against Strathglass, while Lovat will face Kilmallie at Canal Parks. The final tie out of the hat saw Fort William paired at home against Skye, that meant byes for Inverness, Lochaber and Glenurquhart who will all join the competition at the quarter-final stage. MacTavish Cup 1st Round 25th March 2023

Camanachd Association CEO, Derek Keir said:

“It was great to be able to take the excitement of the MacTavish Cup Draw to the north of Scotland in Tain. Craighill are one of our newer developments and we hope these young players will go on to enjoy Scotland’s community sport around Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross. Our thanks, as ever, go to for their continued support and for delivering memorable experiences for young shinty players across the country again.” Regional Sales Director (Scotland), Mark Whitehouse, said:

“ is proud to serve Highland homeowners and we know how important shinty is to the communities across the north of Scotland. It gives us great pride to support the development of an indigenous sport like shinty, best of luck to all of the teams in the 1st round!”