Kinlochshiel Shinty Club names new pitch

The impressive Rearaig Park, home of Kinlochshiel Shinty Club. Photograph: Neil Paterson.

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Kinlochshiel held a pitch naming ceremony at their new Rearaig Park home where, undeterred by wet weather, club stalwart Bert Loades cut the ribbon to officially open the impressive facility.

Current and former club members were joined by a healthy crowd of supporters, pipers and young shinty payers from the area to celebrate the occasion.

Afterwards, those present headed to Dornie Hall for refreshments before taking part in a fund raising evening.

Kinlochshiel have played on the new pitch since beating Caberfeidh in early August and their only home loss came against Oban Camanachd in November.

The west coast side will also retain their Kirkton pitch to help ease pressure on the new surface as the club not only field first and second teams but a ladies team and youth sides at U17, U14 and primary school level.