Anderson Shaw & Gilbert are proud to announce their support Kinlochshiel Shinty Club through a three year sponsorship deal of the first team's shirts. The first team was in stunning form in 2011, becoming champions of the North Division 1 League with a 100% record. In 2012 the team will compete in the shinty top flight: The Orion Premier Division. The club boasts international players Finlay MacRae and Keith MacRae in their ranks. Kinlochshiel Shinty Club was the result of an amalgamation of three clubs Kintail, Lochalsh and Glenshiel, who first joined forces in 1958. The Club is currently based at Kirkton, near Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh and is in the planning stages of developing new playing facilities at their recently acquired site in Balmacara.
Anderson Shaw & Gilbert, Director, Findlay Boyd states "We are delighted to be associated with Kinlochshiel Shinty Club and we wish the first team every success in the new Orion Premier Division".
The club is the only team specifically referred to in the Runrig song, Clash of the Ash, in the line;
"Tell me who’s gonna mark the Kinlochshiel Bear He’s hard as nails, quick as a flash He comes down from the caves For the clash of the ash"
The following photograph and article was published in the West Highland Free Press on 24 February 2012.
Photograph courtesy of Willie Urquhart, West Highland Free Press
"Kinlochshiel have new main sponsors going into their first season in shinty’s premier league – solicitors Anderson Shaw and Gilbert, who have agreed a three-year deal with the club. Welcoming the agreement, Shiel committee member Keith Loades said: “We are very pleased to be associated with Anderson Shaw and Gilbert, Findlay Boyd and Fred Kelly both have west-coast connections and they have been a lot of help in arranging the purchase and legal agreements on the land for our new pitch.
Findlay Boyd and Keith Loades are pictured with Kinlochshiel players Finlay MacRae, Graham Morrison and Mark Macdonald showing off their new tops after last Saturday’s pre-season friendly against Beauly.”