After a few years of searching for a new home in Edinburgh, Tayforth Shinty Club have managed to secure a new pitch at Peffermill, the home of Edinburgh University sport.
As well as providing a great new surface for the cub to train and play on, it is hoped that this move will give the wider Shinty community in Edinburgh somewhere that they can call “home”.
Previously, Tayforth had played their home games in Musselburgh, despite most of their players residing in Edinburgh.
Paul MacArthur – Regional Development Officer, commented “this is a great development for Tayforth, giving them a home pitch within Edinburgh, which will hopefully allow them to open up their club to the wider Shinty community within the city.
Tayforth club Secretary, Andy Scott said, "As a club we have had the desire to play competitive Shinty in Edinburgh for a number of years. The majority of our players are based in the city and the opportunity provided by this move is an exciting step for the growth of the club. It is hoped having our home pitch at the fantastic facilities provided at Peffermill will not only aid the development of Tayforth Shinty Club, but also raise the profile of the sport within the city and provide a base for youth Shinty. With this move we also wish to take the opportunity to thank the Levenhall Arms for their hospitality during our time at Musselburgh and also East Lothian Council. "
Tayforth play their first home game at Peffermill this Saturday the 23rd March, versus Ballachulish with a 2.30pm throw up.