Shinty Club

Come and try Scotland's National sport.

Shinty is Scotland’s national sport, a high-speed, full contact game. We are a university side with a men’s and women’s team, who have both been extremely successful over the last few years. The men are the current Littlejohn champions and University League runners' up, while the women have had great successes in both competitions in previous years and are now developing the skills of a team with great promise for the coming season. Both teams are competitors to be this years Littlejohn champions, the highest honour in University Shinty. We hold mixed weekly training sessions (Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm at Peffermill Playing Fields) and additional fitness sessions for all abilities. We are a very friendly club and hold several events and tournaments throughout the year as well as some fantastic socials, the most notable being our annual Dublin tour where we compete in a Shinty-Hurling game against an Irish team, which always proves to be an unforgettable weekend. Beginners are more than welcome!


CONTACT: If you have any questions with regards to getting involved with the club then e-mail us on


Please be aware, to join this club you must have purchased a Sport & Exercise Gym Membership, which is available HERE

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  • EDex - Shinty Wed 13 Nov 2019 - Sign Up: FREE!£0.00
  • GIAG - Shinty Wed 15 Jan 2020 - FREE Sign Up£0.00

Should an individual require a refund – this can only be done by the club you have joined in cash or cheque (at their own discretion). The Sports Union Membership cannot be refunded, and neither can the transaction fee.


  • Shinty Club Full Year Membership£30.00
  • Shinty Club Semester 1 Only£20.00
  • Shinty Club Semester 2 Only£20.00
  • Shinty Club Non Student Full Year Membership£30.00
  • Shinty Club Non Student Semester 1 Only£20.00
  • Shinty Club Non Student Semester 2 Only£20.00


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