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By Graham Linton

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BUGHT park will provide the venue for the north's premier shinty final, the Co-operative MacTavish Cup, on Saturday.

Holders Kingussie will look to keep their name on the trophy, but opponents and Premier Division rivals Fort William, who they overcame in 2010, have other ideas.

“Fort William and Kingussie finals are always highly competitive, as last year’s Camanachd Cup Final proved, and although Kingussie will be out to hold on to the trophy, we are determined to bring it back to Fort William for the first time in four years,” said captain Duncan Rodger.

Kingussie, however, have a proud history in this competition and will be going all out to continue that on Saturday, according to skipper Ronald Ross.

“Last year’s final was an exciting display for spectators and we were obviously delighted to be the eventual winners," he said.

"Our semi-final against Kilmallie was tough, but was great preparation for the final and we are all really looking forward to it.

"We have a great history with the Co-operative MacTavish Cup and we want that to continue with a win on Saturday.”

Throw-up time for the MacTavish Cup final, which is preceeded by the Co-operative MacTavish Juvenile Cup final and the Primary Schools Tulloch Trophy at 11.30am, is scheduled for 2.30pm.

Admission is £10 for adults, £5 for concessions, while under-12s get in free.

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