Scottish Shinty at Highland Holiday Cottages Scotland
Crubenbeg Highland Holiday Cottages, Aviemore, Scotland
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Shinty in the Highlands of Scotland


The Highland Game of Shinty is an exciting spectacle not to be missed if you have the chance.

A game deeply rooted in history, it is still a thriving sport today with some 35 teams affiliated to the Shinty Association and competing regularly.

However, it is the 2 villages of Newtonmore & Kingussie that are, perhaps, the names most associated with success. Newtonmore have won a total of 28 Championships since their foundation back in 1877 but Kingussie have been the more successful of the two teams over the last 20 years or so. As you can imagine, the rivalry between the 2 neighbours is intense.

Watch a real game of Shinty – unique to the Highlands of Scotland - on one of our short breaks. Click here for our latest accommodation offers.

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