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Anderson Shaw & Gilbert

The Camanachd Association is pleased to announce that Anderson Shaw & Gilbert (Solicitors and Estate Agents) in Inverness will be the Match Day sponsors for the MacTavish Cup Final to be held at the Bught Park, Inverness, on the 10th of June 2017.

The President of the Association, Jim Barr, said: “Anderson Shaw & Gilbert are already valued contributors to our sport through their membership of the Shinty Business Club and it is very encouraging that they have felt inclined to provide us with additional support specifically for this historic highland competition. Our members will be aware that the Royal Bank of Scotland informed us at short notice that, with regret, they could not continue with the title sponsorship of the overall MacTavish competition in 2017. However, this timely intervention by Anderson Shaw & Gilbert will ensure that the final of the MacTavish Cup will still be a memorable day for the players and spectators as befits its heritage. On behalf of the Members and Board of the Camanachd Association, I would like to formally welcome Anderson Shaw & Gilbert as our official hosts for the 10th of June at the Bught Park. I look forward to sharing that event with them and hopefully many more, be they as guests or hosts. In the meantime there are several good cup ties to savour with the second round of the MacTavish Cup imminent on Saturday the 15th of April”.

Announcing the sponsorship deal, Findlay Boyd, a director of Anderson Shaw & Gilbert said: “Anderson Shaw & Gilbert are proud to be named as Match Day sponsors of the MacTavish Cup Final, a deal which further cements our long standing association with the sport of shinty. Our business has provided legal services to clients in the Highlands and Islands since 1881 and we are delighted to have this opportunity to present the trophy at the Bught Park in Inverness on 10th June, a trophy which itself dates back to 1898. We recognise that Shinty is a sport with roots firmly embedded in the communities and culture of the Highlands and for us, being part of those communities and supporting their heritage is just as important as doing business there. We look forward to welcoming the players and their supporters to what should be an exciting cup final.”

Background Information: the MacTavish Cup final will be held at the Bught Park in Inverness on Saturday the 10th June 2017 at 16.00hrs and will be broadcast live on BBC Alba. It will be preceded at 12.00hrs by the MacTavish Juvenile Cup (U17s) final and at 10.00hrs by two primary school age six aside tournaments. One is specifically for Inverness Schools and the other for Club teams from Inverness and the surrounding districts. Inverness Shinty Club currently supports coaching in 12 city primary schools and these junior tournaments are in recognition of the excellent work the club & volunteers have been doing. The events on the day are also being supported by the Inverness Common Good fund and the Camanachd Association is grateful to Inverness Council for their assistance.

The second round ties in the MacTavish Cup will be played on Saturday 15th April leading to the semi -finals on Saturday the 13th of May.

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