Lochaber pupils get to grips with the Camanachd Cup ahead of An Aird final

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Pupils across Lochaber got up close and personal with shinty’s most prestigious prize this week ahead of Shinty’s Big Day out tomorrow.

The Camanachd Cup toured schools in the area before Newtonmore and Oban Camanachd try to win it outright this Saturday in Fort William.

Dubbed ‘Shinty’s Big Day Out’, this year’s Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final is set to be the grandest staging of the event in its 123-year history.

First contested in 1896, the final of shinty’s premier national knock-out cup competition promises to be a brilliant day out for all the family and also an opportunity to watch two of the country’s elite shinty teams – 33-time winners, Newtonmore, and three-time winners, Oban Camanachd – go head to head in the most eagerly awaited fixture on the shinty calendar.

This year’s final is held at An Aird, Fort William on Saturday September 14.  Gates open at 10am when spectators can enjoy live traditional music and entertainment. The day will also feature the prestigious MacMaster Cup U14 final before the throw-up for the main event at 2.15pm.

Photos: Abrightside Photography.