Shinty hails from the Scottish Highlands and has a distinct Celtic influence – being similar to the Irish games of Hurling and Camogie. The sport is very fast and skilful, and requires a great deal of courage from its participants. The game was derived from the same root as the Irish game of hurling but has developed different rules and features. These rules are governed by the Camanachd Association. Universities have played an instrumental part in the modern development of the sport in Scotland and its governing body, the Camanachd Association – Aberdeen University being the first fully constituted Shinty Club in Scotland. There are currently 7 Universities that participate in Shinty.
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Sport Chair: Lee Thompson
Governing Body: Camanachd Association
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Meet your Sports Chair
Hello, my name is Lee, my background in shinty started back home on Uist where I was introduced to the sport at our local Feis. It wasn’t until I attended the University of Edinburgh that I fully became immersed in the sport.
While studying Physical Education at Moray House, I spent the rest of my time involved with the shinty club and also managed to captain the Men’s team to their 1st Littlejohn Trophy in 24 years which has to be one of my highlights within the sport. I now teach P.E. in Glasgow where I coach shinty to pupils at primary, secondary, and a newly formed women’s team – as well as still playing for a senior team myself. Shinty is a sport I am very passionate about and look to develop the game further from within this role.
SS Shinty Development Group members
Lee is supported by a volunteer in developing and delivering SS Shinty:
- Hamish Anderson – Vice-Chair
- Roddy Young – Regional Development Officer (Central Scotland) at The Camanachd Association
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2018-2019 League Results
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