Training Schedule

Latest Update: Saturday training is expected to place as normal on Saturday 3rd March. We will be working on position and movement on the shinty pitch. 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.

Open Sessions

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)/Taobh na Pàirce School. Usually outdoors, depending on conditions. Session suitable for P1 – P7s.


School Sessions

The following sessions are run in association with Active Schools, and may be restricted to attendees of the providing schools. Please contact us for 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. Call 07729 307 487 for guidance on the day.

Wednesdays after-school at James Gillespie’s High School, P5-7, 5 – 6pm

This is a new session for JGHS cluster school. Meet at James Gillespie’s High School campus new Astro Pitch 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.

An engraving of shinty being played by the Borough Loch, Edinburgh c. 200 years ago

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 and Ian Smith