Saturday 7th October 2023

Shinty Festival – POSTPONED

Stepps Playing Fields, 15 Ave End Rd, Millerston, Glasgow, G33 6ND

Please note that this event has had to be postponed due to the weather affecting the laying conditions of the pitches.

We are seeking an alternative date to rearrnage the event to and will publicise this in due course

We are delighted to bring back the fun 6-a-side Men’s and 6-a-side Women’s tournament to dust off the cobwebs and get ready for the year ahead! This an ideal event to help introduce new players to the competitive game as we’ll be encouraging teams to mix up abilities.

Staff from the Camanachd Association will also be at the event, on hand to answer any questions

Venue: Stepps Playing Fields, 15 Ave End Rd, Millerston, Glasgow, G33 6ND

Date: Saturday 7th October 2023 – POSTPONED

Time: 1030-1600. Exact timings will be released in due course

Eligibility: Mixed-ability teams from SSS-affiliated Scottish universities and colleges are eligible to enter as per our Terms and Conditions. Teams should be an even mix of experience and inexperienced players, and a maximum of 8 (6 players and 2 subs)

  • An ‘experienced’ player is someone who has played shinty (for a club or student club) for more than 2 years
  • An ‘inexperienced player’ is someone who has played shinty for less than 2 years

Format: Round Robin – group stages then progression to semi-finals and finals (exact format will be released after entries close)

Cost: £35 per team

Entries: Entries are now live on the SSS Playwaze system HERE (see notes below)

One person should enter the teams on Playwaze so the players can ‘join’ them. All players entering the event must be registered students and listed as a player on the SSS Playwaze tournament page. Please click HERE for a ‘How To’ Guide for how to use the SSS Playwaze system

Entry Deadline: 4pm on Friday 29th September 2023

Payment: You will be able to pay by card on this system. If you wish to request support from your Sports Union to cover the cost of your attendance, please click ‘Defer Payment’ and this will send them an invoice request. PLEASE NOTE – you should talk to your Sports Union about financial support BEFORE you sign-up to this event

Pre-Event information – PLEASE READ: 

  • Squads should be a maximum of 8 (6 and 2 subs) and mixed ability
  • The tournament draw will be released 5-7 days before the event
  • Please note that the Shinty Chair, Lee Thompson, requires additional goals and will be in touch to ask for your assistance with this
  • The event will take place on grass football and rugby pitches, so please bring appropriate footwear
  • Please note that all clubs will be asked to name a referee per team entered to help referee the matches
  • HELMETS – All players should wear a helmet if at all possible. Helmets worn should be compliant to the guidance provide by the Camanachd Association found HERE. If you plan to wear a non-compliant helmet, you will need to print, sign and scan this WAIVER to in advance of the event
  • Full information can be found on this HERE

Prizes: As this is a fun event, medals will not be awarded. Instead, we will be awarding prizes for:

  • Player Endeavour award (most supportive on and off the pitch)
  • Player of the Tournament (Experienced)
  • Player of the Year (Inexperienced)

Contact: All enquiries about this event should be directed to SS Shinty Chair, Lee Thompson, on

Stay Connected: A photographer may be present on the day to take photos. Follow us on Instagram and like our Facebook Page for more updates and use the hashtag #ScotStuShinty in your posts

What Do You Think? Please let us know your thoughts about the event via our feedback survey HERE

Terms and Conditions: Participation is subject to these Terms and Conditions