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School Shinty was previously governed by the Schools Camanachd Association which was an independent body affiliated to the Camanachd Association. The Schools Camanachd Association was founded in 1937 to provide School based competition in shinty but went into abeyance in 2015.

The  Camanachd Association now offers the following competitions to Schools across Scotland:

Primary School Competition

  • MacKay Cup (National Primary School Championship)
  • Tulloch Cup (National Primary School League Championship)

Secondary School Competition

  • District S1 Festivals
  • MacBean Cup (National S2, 9-a-Side Championship)
  • MacPherson Cup (National S4 and Under Championship)
  • Wade Cup (National S6 and under Championship)
  • Donella Crawford Cup (Secondary girls sixes)

Information regarding schools competitions is available from the Camanachd Association.


The sport of shinty has in the past few years worked hard at making the sport safe and enjoyable for beginners.

The introduction of the beginner game of First Shinty affords beginners the opportunity to gradually develop their skills before progressing to the wooden stick game.

The Camanachd Association is also keen to ensure that strong links exist between Schools and Local Clubs and where there are no clubs work with new schools to look at the possibility of setting up new clubs to participate in shinty

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