From a small and widespread rural community amidst the glens of Affric, Cannich and Strathfarrar lies Strathglass Shinty Club. Based in the small village of Cannich, the club has a remarkable history. It rose to prominence in early organised shinty history over 125 years ago and today has a senior team, reserve team and women’s team as well as competing at youth level.
Strathglass Shinty Club – or, in Gaelic, Comunn Camanachd Straghlais – was founded in 1879, largely through the efforts of Captain Archibald Macra Chisholm of Glassburn, who served in the 42nd Royal Highlanders (Black Watch). Captain Chisholm excelled in all sports and was also well-known in music and Gaelic speaking circles. He acted as judge at the Northern Piping Meetings for 30 years, and was also one of the first members of Inverness Gaelic Society.
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