Bute Shinty Club play at the Meadows on the Island of Bute. The club’s 1st team competes in Mowi South of Scotland Division 1 while the 2nd team competes in Mowli South Division 2. Bute also has teams at Primary, Under 14 and Under 17 level who play in various leagues, cups and 6 aside tournaments. We also have a thriving Bute Ladies Shinty team who will compete in the Ladies South Division 2 for 2020
Shinty is an ancient sport having been played for centuries before the standardisation of rules with the formation of the Camanachd Association in 1893.
There have been several teams constituted on the island with the earliest established in 1907. The present Bute Shinty Club was formed 1946.
Bute have enjoyed success in several competitions winning the Sutherland Cup in 1972, the Balliemore Cup in 1985, 2004, 2006, 2011 & 2013 and South Division 1 in 2006, 2011, 2015 & 2018.
Between 2007-2011 Bute competed in the Premier league, the highest level of shinty and with the backbone of the team now made up of very talented young players hope to regain their place at the top table of shinty.
At youth level Bute Primaries won the Tulloch cup (National 9-aside) and McKay Cup (National 12-aside) in 2016.
We have recently achieved Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation status No. SC049581
We had our home ground, the Meadows, ownership transferred to us from the Mount Stuart Trust during May 2021, a big plus for our club.
We have our own clubhouse which has a newly refurbished and enlarged bar, extensive catering facilities and a large function room capable of accommodating up to 150 guests. We can host all types of social occasions such as weddings, birthdays, retirement, fundraising, etc