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Ian Blackford, MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, has this week helped to raise awareness of the 125th anniversary of the Camanachd Association by lodging what is known as an Early Day Motion (EDM) at the Westminster Parliament.
EDMs allow MPs to draw attention to an event or cause and register their support by signing individual motions.
Last Wednesday (October 10) marked the 125th anniversary of the establishment of the Camanachd Association. On that date in 1893, in the Victoria Hall in Kingussie, representatives of various shinty clubs throughout the country met ‘for the purpose of forming a Camanachd Association’.
A number of events have taken place in celebration of the occasion, including, The Big Day of Shinty at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, which treated attendees to a shinty-themed ceilidh, as well as a shinty sixes competition later in the day.
And now even parliamentary recognition has been given to the landmark following Ian Blackford’s motion.