US Camanachd has been created to provide a central source of information on Shinty for Americans interested in this Scottish sport and as a way to provide help to those starting clubs within the US. We suggest folowing the rules and guidelines set down by the Camanachd Association in Scotland and our goal is to foster interestin and the growth of Shinty within the United States.

Camanachd (also known as Shinty) has been played in the Highlands of Scotland for over 2000 years. It's a game of the stick and ball variety with ties to Irish Hurling, Ice Hockey, and Golf, and bears some similarities to Field Hockey. This site provides some basic imformation on Shinty - its history, rules, and equipment, as well as information about starting your own Shinty Club and teaching/coaching Shinty in the US. Explore the site via the links at the top and/or contact us directly, we'd love to hear from you!

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The Camanachd Association has launched it's own YouTube channel. Enjoy highlights from the latest premier matches, Cup games, as well as interviews and documentaries on the sport of Shinty.


The US Camanachd Annual General Meeting will be held at the 147th annual Scottish Highland Gathering and Games in Pleasanton, CA on September 1 - 2, 2012.