Under 12 school teams boys and girls play the traditional game of Shinty. Kingussie (in red and blue) versus Banavie school from Fort William. Many of the players are sons or daughters of first team players.
A player does a 'shy'.
Shinty, or 'Camanachd' in Scottish, is a game only played mostly in the Highlands between teams representing villages and towns. The game is older than the recorded history of Scotland and is played on a grass pitch using a small ball and sticks (called a caman). Each team consists of twelve players and the game is played over two halves of 45 minutes. The the aim is to score goals only by using the caman. A ball hit over the sideline results in a 'shy'. To do a shy a player must throw the ball above his or her head and hit the ball with the caman directly over the head using both hands.