University Shinty has long played a principal role in the development of the sport both across Scotland and beyond. It was indeed a University team- Aberdeen - who became the first fully constituted Shinty Club in Scotland. Whilst steeped in history, University Shinty is far from a thing of the past, today the sport is thriving in many institutions across the country. University Shinty is run by Scottish Student Sport (SSS) in partnership with the Camanachd Association.
Women's University Shinty
Women's Shinty is currently played at six Universities across Scotland; Aberdeen, Edinburgh, RGU, St Andrews, Strathclyde and Glasgow. Teams comprise players from a wide varierty of sources, ranging from National League Divisions 1 and 2, Camogie players studying in Scotland and huge numbers of complete beginners. Many of these players soon feed into the National League. Women's University Shinty is a crucial development stage of the women's game, providing not only a Winter League complimentary to the National League summer season but a platform for new up and coming players.
All women's teams compete in the SSS League which runs from September through to March- perfect timing for players competing in the National summer leagues. Matches are played on Saturdays and supplemented by regular six- a-side tournments, brilliant events for both player development and fun.
2011 – The University of Edinburgh
2010 – The University of St Andrews
2009 – The University of Strathclyde
2008 – The University of Strathclyde
2007 – Robert Gordon University
For more information on Scottish Student Shinty please see www.susport.org.uk or contact your University Sports Union.