Comann Camanachd Cheann Loch Seile

Kinlochshiel Shinty Club is a shinty club based in Balmacara, near Kyle of LochalshLochalsh, Scotland. The club has two sides, a senior team which competes in the Mowi Premiership and also have a reserve team in Mowi North 1.



Camanachd: 1

MacTavish: 1

Macaulay: 2

Balliemore: 2

Strathdearn: 4

Kinlochshiel won their first ever senior national trophy in 2016 winning the Macaulay Cup 5-3 against Inveraray. In 2017 they won their inaugural Mowi Premiership, becoming only the fourth team to do so and the second out with Badenoch.

The club is the only team specifically referred to in the Runrig song, Clash of the Ash, in the line;

“Tell me who’s gonna mark the Kinlochshiel Bear He’s hard as nails, quick as a flash He comes down from the caves For the clash of the ash”

– Clash of the Ash, C&R MacDonald, 2007


Johnston Gill 1st Team,

Willie MacRae 2nd Team

Ladies – Alex MacInnes and Colin MacDermid