Image by Kevin McGlynn.

Two of the country’s largest civil engineering and bridge manufacturing companies have stepped in to provide shinty goals and nets for the junior members of a Scottish shinty club.

George Leslie and Beaver Bridges Ltd funded and fabricated the new aluminium goals after a conversation at last year’s Camanachd Cup final with Taynuilt junior shinty club coaches highlighted their existing plastic goals were becoming worn and outdated.

It means the Primary School junior players – aged from 5 up to 11 years old – can now host junior matches on the village playing field along with other competitive matches organised by the Camanachd Association, the governing body for the sport of shinty.

The youngsters are pictured here with Craig Scott (senior site agent for George Leslie) and Henry Beaver (chief executive officer for Beaver Bridges Ltd).

With the 2023 season now underway, the boys and girls of Taynuilt junior shinty club are proud to line up with their new goals which have already boosted the number of kids attending training and look forward to getting out on the pitch to play against other primary school teams especially now that competitive playing has resumed. All associated with the club are very grateful to both George Leslie and Beaver Bridges Ltd for their support.

George Leslie is a Scottish based Civil Engineering Contractor working across Scotland and beyond undertaking projects ranging from water, power, marine and renewables. Beaver Bridges provide a turn-key bridge building service throughout the UK and Europe with an experienced team of fully qualified designers, engineers, erectors, and transporters.