Latest Update: Training will take place as normal on Saturday 16th December. Please come prepared for the cold (not too far above freezing), especially for those standing around! On the plus side, it is to be dry, bright, and calm.
Our training focus will be field position and strategy, especially at set-pieces and defending goal.
Our Saturday session times are as 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)/Taobh na Pàirce School. Usually outdoors, depending on conditions. Session suitable for P1 – P7s.
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.
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