Shinty reaches new heights

The Oban Times - - Lochaber Times -

THE HIGH­EST shinty match to played in the UK will take place in Lochaber to­day (Thursday Au­gust 3).

To cel­e­brate the launch of Lochaber Cham­ber of Com­merce’s new Out­door Cap­i­tal of the UK web­site, the group along with VisitS­cot­land, Ne­vis Range and No Fuss Events will be host­ing the spec­tac­u­lar event at Aonach Mor.

The match will throw-up on the sum­mit at 4pm.

In a first for VisitS­cot­land, the new Out­door Cap­i­tal of the UK web­site will be linked with the VisitS­cot­land web plat­form. It al­lows Out­door Cap­i­tal of the UK web­site users to search for any of Lochaber’s VisitS­cot­land reg­is­tered ac­com­mo­da­tion or ac­tiv­ity providers di­rectly from the OCUK plat­form.

An OCUK spokesman said: ‘The set­ting of Bri­tain’s high­est shinty match is the per­fect way to il­lus­trate the unique na­ture of the on­line part­ner­ship with VisitS­cot­land while firmly re­in­forc­ing the Out­door Cap­i­tal of the UK as one of the strong­est tourism brands in Europe. The re­sults of the dig­i­tal cam­paign have been ex­tremely pos­i­tive to date. Since April 2017 it has reached 7.9 mil­lion peo­ple with 3.1 mil­lion peo­ple watch­ing the on­line video con­tent and 241,000 likes and shares of the videos.’

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