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TITLE
Glenurquhart Secondary School Shinty Team
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GLENURQUHART_JANBELL_002
PLACENAME
Glenurquhart
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
DATE OF IMAGE
1926
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Glenurquhart Heritage Group
ASSET ID
22715
KEYWORDS
sport
sports
teams
Strath Glass
high school
Glenurquhart Secondary School Shinty Team

Sport in the Highlands has always been valuable for developing fitness and an atmosphere of social cohesion. This photograph depicts the Glenurquhart Shinty Team in 1926.

The uniforms at this time were red and black, a colour scheme which is still used. These are the school colours, and have long been synonymous with the area. However, these colours were officially adopted after the major Strathglass-Glenurquhart shinty match in 1887, in which the rules of shinty were established.

Shinty remains as popular in the Glen as it has been for centuries. It is related to the Irish sport of 'hurling', indicating its Celtic roots. It is a game played with sticks and goals, which was adapted into Ice Hockey by Scottish immigrants to Canada.

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Glenurquhart Secondary School Shinty Team

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1920s

sport; sports; teams; Strath Glass; high school;

Glenurquhart Heritage Group

Glenurquhart Heritage Group (photographs)

Sport in the Highlands has always been valuable for developing fitness and an atmosphere of social cohesion. This photograph depicts the Glenurquhart Shinty Team in 1926. <br /> <br /> The uniforms at this time were red and black, a colour scheme which is still used. These are the school colours, and have long been synonymous with the area. However, these colours were officially adopted after the major Strathglass-Glenurquhart shinty match in 1887, in which the rules of shinty were established. <br /> <br /> Shinty remains as popular in the Glen as it has been for centuries. It is related to the Irish sport of 'hurling', indicating its Celtic roots. It is a game played with sticks and goals, which was adapted into Ice Hockey by Scottish immigrants to Canada.