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Camanachd Association confirm Plockton High School as latest School of Shinty working with Kinlochshiel, Lochcarron and South Skye Juniors


By Andrew Henderson

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The Camanachd Association have added a school in Wester Ross to their list of shinty hubs.

Plockton High School will work with local clubs Kinlochshiel, Lochcarron and South Skye Juniors as part of the initiative focused around connecting more young people with the sport throughout the year.

Plockton High School in Wester Ross has become the latest school of shinty, working with Kinlochshiel, Lochcarron and South Skye Juniors.
Plockton High School in Wester Ross has become the latest school of shinty, working with Kinlochshiel, Lochcarron and South Skye Juniors.

The addition of Plockton is aimed at ensuring the continued growth of shinty with the school to meet the development aims of both the school itself and local clubs.

Plans include shinty being delivered as part of the PE curriculum to all first and second year pupils, an extra-curricular club being championed by the school's shinty ambassadors and participation in Camanachd Association school competitions.

There will also be coach and officiating education on offer to staff and pupils delivered by the Camanachd Assocation.

Plockton High School's head teacher Susan Galloway said: “We are excited to be in partnership with the Camanachd Association to become a School of Shinty.

"The benefits that this will have on not for Plockton High School but the local shinty teams and community are fantastic’

Derek Keir, chief executive officer of the Camanachd Association was also delighted with the announcement, saying: “Primary school participation is taking off again after a couple of tough years, sustaining this into secondary schools is a priority to us and broadening the number of people delivering shinty to enhance the number of opportunities young people have to access our sport is key to this.

"The school of shinty at Plockton does just that.’


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