Latest Update: Saturday training will take place as normal on Saturday 26th May. We will be working on effective and consistent hitting, and stopping/goalkeeping. Everyone is welcome to come along.
Our Saturday session times are shown below. Please note that we aim to be flexible to accommodate all players’ schedules and levels of confidence.
Please contact us if you are planning to come along for the first time, or are not already receiving news of cancellations, etc.
Saturday training sessions on the Meadows
This is our main session that is open to everyone, and it is outdoors on grass. We train at the Tollcross end of the Meadows, between Lauriston Gardens and Melville Drive, not far from the Pavilion Café.
10.30 – 11.30 Development (P1-3 and newer players)
11.00 – 12.30 Intermediate/Advanced (up to high school)
Studded boots and shin-guards strongly recommended. All other equipment supplied.
Metered parking on the Marchmont side (only) of Melville Drive, around Warrender Park Terrace and Warrender Park Road is free on Saturdays. Approximate postcode is EH9 1EE.
Fridays 12.30 pm – Pilrig Park (grass). Session suitable for P1 – P7s. This is an open session, although probably practical only for those who are relatively local.
The following sessions are run in association with Active Schools, and are restricted to attendees of the providing schools. Please contact us for further details.
Wednesdays after-school at James Gillespie’s High School, S1-S6, 3.40 – 5pm
Meet at James Gillespie’s High School campus new Astro Pitch.
Wednesdays after-school at James Gillespie’s High School, P4-7, 5 – 6pm
This is a session for JGHS cluster schools, with a view to staging interschools shinty. Meet at James Gillespie’s High School campus new Astro Pitch from 4.45pm.
Thursdays after-school at Firrhill High School, S1-S6, 3.40 – 5pm
Meet at the rugby pitch behind Oxgangs Primary School.
Thursdays after-school at Firrhill High School, P4-7, 5 – 6pm
This is a session for Firrhill HS cluster schools, with a view to preparing school teams to compete at the Meadows Festival novice trophy, and staging further interschools shinty thereafter. Meet at the rugby pitch behind Oxgangs Primary School from 4.45pm.
Mondays 7.50 for 8 am – Breakfast club session for P3-7s at James Gillespie’s Primary.
Tuesdays 7.50 for 8 am – Breakfast club session for P3-7s at Sciennes Primary.
We are working with Active Schools and the Camanachd Association to provide shinty taster sessions, and aim to support school staff who are interested in establishing additional indoor and outdoor sessions for any ages in their schools, especially in the area around the Meadows. Please contact us for further information.
Shinty in Edinburgh’s Marchmont/Meadows area has a surprisingly long history, as this print from the late 18th century illustrates. Image copyright – reproduced with acknowledgement to http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/ and Ian Smith