Lochaber shinty on so­cial media

The Oban Times - - News 9 -

FIVE shinty clubs from across Lochaber have come to­gether to pro­mote the sport via a so­cial media site.

Usu­ally ri­vals on the pitch, Fort Wil­liam, Lochaber, Kil­mallie, Bal­lachul­ish and Glen­garry clubs have put to­gether the ‘Out­door Cap­i­tal Shinty’ Face­book page to high­light the ac­tiv­i­ties of all five clubs and to en­cour­age lo­cals and visi­tors to head to games and watch the teams in ac­tion.

Dun­can MacPhee, chair­man of Fort Wil­liam shinty club, said: ‘There has al­ways been a great ri­valry be­tween the teams on the field, but off the field there are huge ad­van­tages to us work­ing to­gether.

‘There’s a long history of shinty in the area, and the Face­book page is a great way to spread the word and help se­cure the sport’s fu­ture.’

Linda Camp­bell, sec­re­tary of Kil­mallie, said it can also be used to put out in­for­ma­tion about fix­tures: ‘ When there are last minute changes to start times or match venues, it’s dif­fi­cult to get the mes­sage out. Thanks to the Face­book page, we can spread the word in min­utes, help­ing sup­port­ers stay in­formed.’

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