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New host for MacTavish Cup final chosen as Bught Park in Inverness out of action

By Will Clark

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NEWTONMORE has been confirmed as the venue for this year’s MacTavish Cup final as Bught Park in Inverness undergoes renovation works.

The Eilan will host the MacTavish Cup final on Saturday, June 8.

Work is set to begin towards the end of next month at Bught Park to refurbish the grandstand and create a new sports pavilion and improve the infrastructure for large-scale outdoor events.

Bught Park is undergoing renovation works.
Bught Park is undergoing renovation works.

The draw for the first round of the MacTavish Cup will see a titanic clash as holders Kingussie take on Lovat at The Dell.

Newtonmore will start their bid to reach the cup final on their own ground when they face North Division One outfit Strathglass.

Glenurquhart, who won promotion to the Premiership, start their MacTavish Cup campaign against Kilmallie at Blairbeg Park in Drumnadrochit.

Caberfeidh and Kinlochshiel are set to face each other in a Ross-shire derby at Castle Leod.

Lochaber will take on Beauly in the second round at Spean Bridge.

Fort William, Inverness and Skye have all received byes into the second round of the competition.

The draw was made at Newtonmore Primary School and Camanachd Association president Burton Morrison said it was obvious that the village was excited to showcase the final of the first major of the season.

I am sure that the excitement on show from the budding shinty stars will be replicated across our communities as teams look ahead to the new season which is just a matter of weeks away.

The MacTavish Cup is the first major final of the year and is always eagerly anticipated, perhaps even more so this year with the final moving from the Bught Park to the Eilan.

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