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Highland Folk Museum Seminar

Surviving and Thriving – 125 years of the Camanachd Association

The Highland Folk Museum is hosting its fourth annual one-day seminar in honour of our inspirational and pioneering founder Dr Isabel F Grant (1887-1983), this year with the Camanachd Association.

10 October 2018 marks the 125th anniversary of the establishment of the Camanachd Association. On this 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”.

Believed to be Shinty in Grantown 1890s

Believed to be Shinty in Grantown 1890s

To help celebrate our anniversary this seminar will examine and celebrate the past, the present and the future of shinty.  We hope that you will join us and continue to help our nation’s most iconic team sport not just to survive but thrive over the next 125 years.

Captain Archibald Macra Chisholm, first chief of Camanachd Association.


9.30         Registration and Coffee

 10.00       Welcome and Opening Address – Keith Loades

10.10         History of the Camanachd Association – Hugh Dan MacLennan

10.40         Trophies and Silverware – Hugh Dan MacLennan & Colin Morrison

11.10         Coffee Break

 11.30         Playing Shinty in 2018 – A player’s perspective – Fraser Inglis

Youth Shinty

12.00         Broadcasting Shinty – Maggie Cunningham

12.30       Lunch and Tour of Store/Exhibition

2.00          Surviving and Thriving – Derek Keir

2.30          Evolution of the Woman’s Game – Lisa MacColl

3.00          Shinty Memories – John MacKenzie

3.30         Tea Break

 3.50          Question and Answer panel

4.20           Summing up – Keith Loades

4.30         Close

Prices: Adult £30.00 (£25.50) Student £25.50 (£21.50) Early bird discount marked in brackets is available until 10 August 2018.

How to book: Tickets are available online here and can also be booked by calling the museum on 01540 673551 or in person at reception at the museum.