Host of 2021 Camanachd Cup final revealed

Flashback to Newtonmore’s Ewan Fraser and Oban Camanachd’s Malcolm Clark during the Camanachd Cup final 2019. Photograph: Stephen Lawson.

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The Camanachd Association Board are delighted to announce the locations for the next three finals of the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup.

The current government restrictions on events were considered in the association’s January and March board meetings.

However, the recent events guidance from Scottish Government helped confirm the intended location.

Subject to Scottish Government Guidance, the final for the 2021 Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final will be in Oban.

Whilst the final could have taken place in Kingussie this year, as was originally planned, it was the size and scale of a planned music festival set up to complement the shinty spectacle, that was regarded as ‘unfeasible’ under current government event guidance.

As a result, it was agreed to defer the event in Kingussie until 2022 where both events are hoped to take place.

Camanachd Association President, Steven MacKenzie said: ‘I am delighted to announce the location of the 2021 Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final as Oban.

‘We have significant support locally from Argyll and Bute and some incredible people that make Oban a great destination for our final not to mention it is a traditional heartland and the perfect location to manage an event of this importance.’

George Fraser, Tulloch Homes CEO said: ‘Everyone in the shinty world must be delighted we are within touching distance of a return to competitive matches.

‘The announcement of the next three finals demonstrates the planning that has taken place both within the association and with local clubs and partners.

‘On the eve of the first weekend of the season we would like to wish all clubs the very best for the season ahead.’

Derek Keir, Camanachd Association CEO, added: ‘An event like the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup final cannot work without an incredible sponsor and support from the local area.

‘The support to host an event of this scale is now conditional under existing Civic Government legislation and we have already started work on our intended plans for this year’s final in Oban.’

The 2023 Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final is going to take place at the Bught Park, Inverness.