SHINTY's greatest rivals face off in the sport's showcase final this weekend in what promises to be a feast of entertainment for hardcore fans and shinty virgins alike.
While the tantalising clash of neighbours Kingussie and Newtonmore takes top billing at 2.30pm at Bught Park, Inverness, there's some local Ross-shire interest in one of the other finals on the day.
The Scottish Hydro Development Trophy will be contested between Milngavie and Bearsden and Lochcarron. The protagonists in the Ken MacMaster Final are Fort William and Skye.
On league business, meanwhile, Caberfeidh found Portree not be a particularly happy hunting ground as they played their final match of the season. In the Balliemore Cup final, they went down by two goals to nil to Bute there. On Saturday , in their final Marine Harvest North Division One match, they lost by three goals to one to Skye, with Kirk Taylor scoring a late consolation goal. Cabers were not at full strength and failed to produce the spirit and endeavour of recent games. They finish the season in mid-table, with 15 points. Kinlochshiel ran rampant, finishing as champions with a complete tally of 28 points from 14 games.
Caberfeidh's Division Three side occupy fourth place in their completed North Division Three league campaign. They have a total of 27 points from 18 games. The champions are Aberdeen University 36 points, eight clear of runners-up Beauly,
Other results last weekend were:
Scottish Hydro Premier Division: Oban Camanachd 2, Fort William 0.
Marine Harvest North Division Two: Kinlochshiel 3 (Scott Kennedy, John Macrae and David Falconer), Glenurquhart 2 (Lewis Maclennan 2); Lovat 8, Fort William 0. Women's Camanachd Association Marine Harvest Challenge Cup Final: Badenoch and Strathspey 9 (Jane Nicol 4, Janette MacGregor, Rhona Macintyre (2), Kirsty Deans and Sophie Patterson), Lorn 0.
Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup Final: Aberdour 0, Glengarry 4.