Shinty Memories Scotland is pleased to announce the launch of its second series of five podcasts and reflective interviews with shinty legends to whet everyone’s appetite for what is hopefully to come this summer as shinty returns to its normal schedule and activity.

The Caman Connection Series 2 has been commissioned by Shinty Memories Scotland and launches today, Wednesday March 23 with a very special interview.  Former Scotland captain, musician and BBC presenter, Gary Innes interviews a man who is arguably shinty’s most influential individual over the last half century, Donald Skinner of Oban and Glasgow.

Gary said: “Our first series produced some remarkable stories and great craic which were really well received by everyone. It is great that Shinty Memories have been able to commission this series again and I can promise another round of terrific tales and revelations aswe go forward. It was a great privilege to be able to speak to Donald Skinner for our first episode, particularly as he has been dealing with a number of health issues in the last eighteen months and more.  As a former player, President and Chieftain of the Association, he is someone who literally did everything in the game. It was great to find him in good form and we were very lucky to be able to talk to him just as he received a silver mounted caman from Shinty Memories, the Glasgow Celtic Society, the Macaulay Association and the Camanachd Association to replace two of his family’s camans which were lost in a fire.”

The next interviews to be broadcast will be with Kyles Athletic legend Kerr (Barney) Crawford, Camanachd Association Chieftain and former Newtonmore player John MacKenzie MBE and Iain “Pongo” MacMillan of Ballachulish. The dates and order of transmission will be confirmed later.

The Caman Connection interviews will be available on all podcast streaming services, and will also be made available through Shinty Memories Scotland social channels and the Camanachd Association website.

For further information on The Caman Connection series of interviews, please contact Hugh Dan MacLennan, Secretary, Shinty Memories Scotland on 0751 5287040