UK - Scotland - Shinty played in Kingussie in the Scottish Highland
Kingussie (in red and blue) versus Kinlochshiel. An Orion Group Premiership league game. A bloody nose results in bloody shorts.
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.