High school shinty players well-equipped for new season

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Lochaber High School Shinty Ambassador Archie MacKinnon of Fort William Shinty Club and Alexander MacNiven of Kilmallie Shinty Club have received kind donations of equipment from their local clubs.

Lochaber High School is part of the Shinty Ambassador programme run by the Camanachd Association and in support of shinty in the school PE curriculum as well as an extra-curricular activity at lunchtimes.

Thanks go to the committees of Fort William Shinty Club and Kilmallie Shinty Club for providing helmets and shinty sticks. Thanks also go to Linda Campbell, Alastair MacIntyre, chairman of Kilmallie Shinty Club, and Duncan MacPhee from Fort William Shinty Club.

Scott Marr, R J MacLeod Project Manager for the Caol Flood Defence Scheme, made a further donation on behalf of the company.

Lochaber High School principal of health and well-being said: ‘Our thanks to them all for their generous support.

‘We look forward to using the equipment and we are confident Lochaber High School pupils will continue to enjoy the game of shinty.’

Photograph (NO_F47_Lochaber High shinty presentation): Presenting the shinty equipment to Lochaber High School pupils, left to right, Scott Marr, R J MacLeod Project Manager for the Caol Flood Defence Scheme; Alexander MacNiven and Archie Mackinnon, Shinty Ambassadors, with Alastair MacIntyre, chairman of Kilmallie Shinty Club. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos.