Following the cancellation of the Shinty’s 2020 cup competitions the Camanachd Association has confirmed with title sponsor Tulloch Homes and Kingussie Camanachd Club that the plan to host the final in Kingussie will be postponed for one year and will now take place on 18th September 2021.

The Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final will return to Kingussie for the first time since 1999 and for its 125th anniversary since it was first played. First contested in 1896, the final of shinty’s national knock-out cup competition promises to be a brilliant day out for all the family and also an opportunity to watch two of the country’s elite shinty teams.

Hundreds of tickets have already been sold and to be part of this historic moment you can secure your tickets on shinty.com. There are some exclusive offers available giving you more of a reason than ever to come along to Shinty’s BIG DAY OUT and to witness what promises to be an epic encounter!

The 2021 final takes place at The Dell, Kingussie on Saturday 18th September and tickets are on sale, online at www.shinty.com. Early-Bird prices are £10 for adults, £8 for concessions and under 12s go free.

The 2021 final is set to be one of the biggest staging’s of the event in its 125-year history with hundreds of tickets already sold, live traditional music, entertainment and a dedicated Kids Zone adding to the festival feel.

The first ever final of the Camanachd Cup took place at Inverness on 25th April 1896 following the qualifying rounds that took place. Great interest was centred in the match, which was played in Inverness at Needlefield, (a piece of ground situated between Longman Road and Cromwell's Fort) which was described as being “in good condition for the game”.

The contending teams were the Kingussie and Glasgow Cowal, two brilliant exponents of the game. The day was practically observed as a holiday in Kingussie, and the special train which conveyed the team to Inverness brought over 400 persons desiring to see the contest. From strath and glen ardent enthusiasts are said to have flocked into Inverness, the streets of which contained an unwanted number of wearers of kilt and knickerbocker.

Entrance was a shilling, there were around 1000 present. Gate receipts amounted to sum of £41. As the teams lined up on the field, the crowd anxiously weighed up their physical abilities.

At the end of the day, Kingussie emerged victorious winning the championship by 2 hails (as they were then described) to Cowal’s 0. 

The news of the victory of the home team was received with much satisfaction in Kingussie and district, and the players were accorded an ovation on their return, met by pipers playing lively airs, and others carrying lighted torches, assembling at the station, and marching through the town, while bonfires were lighted above the burgh and two on the farm of Dunachton.

Gates for next years final will open at 10am on the day with the rising stars of shinty contesting the MacMaster Cup U14 final before the throw-up for the main event in the afternoon. The Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final attracts thousands of spectators on the day and is also broadcast live by BBC Scotland across television, radio and online platforms.  To buy your ticket visit your local club or buy online via www.shinty.com . For further information please call 01463 715931.