Shinty is one of the fastest, most physically demanding and skilful sports in the world.
Played on an outdoor surface that can be up to 155m long, shinty is about two teams of players striking a small leather ball with a curved stick, known as a caman.
With the ball being hit around the field of play at speeds of over 100 miles per hour, a game of shinty is a thrilling experience for both players and spectators.
Shinty evolved in the Highlands of Scotland, but is now played (by children, men and women) in other areas of Scotland, England and in the United States – testament to shinty’s growing appeal.
The Camanachd Association is the governing body for shinty across the world. Based in Inverness, Scotland the Association is focused on working with member clubs to develop a game that is enjoyed by a number of participants, of all ages and abilities both on the field of play, and off.
To contact the Camanachd Association, call the office on 01463 715931.
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