Oban Heritage Hunters have opened an exhibition that delves into the rich history and cultural significance of shinty, Scotland’s beloved indigenous sport. The exhibition, hosted at the Rockfield Centre in Oban, offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the captivating world of this traditional sport.

With its roots dating back centuries, shinty has long held a special place in the hearts of the people of Scotland. As part of their ongoing efforts to preserve and showcase the region’s heritage, Oban Heritage Hunters have curated an impressive collection of artifacts including: trophies, medals, shirts, photos and more with the aim to shed light on the game’s evolution and impact.

The exhibition which received funding through Shinty Memories is open in the Silver Birch Gallery daily until 25th June from 10am to 4pm.

For more information about the exhibition please read here.

Camanachd Association CEO Derek Keir said:

“It was fantastic to get a chance to visit the exhibition at the Rockfield Centre on my most recent trip to Oban. To bring together so much of shinty’s rich history in one location is incredible and I would truly encourage anyone who is in the area to go and have a look. Shinty, at it’s heart, is about the stories that we forge through generations and this exhibition is the telling of those stories. All credit to the team who put the work into bringing it all together and also to Shinty Memories for supporting the project.”