Lovat Shinty Club Charity Appeal

Bella has chosen as its lead cause this year our local shinty club’s bid to build a new pavilion to replace its 40-year-old club house. Camanachd Cup winning Lovat Shinty Club is one of the pillars of our local community, with a strong social element augmenting the sporting side which in turn offers an extensive youth initiative for over 60 boys and girls and supports a successful ladies’ team.

The new pavilion will provide a community hub with rooms for hire and a treatment room for NHS clinics, plus male and female changing rooms, a social space, and a kitchen.
Please help us to help Lovat to realise the dream. It means so much to so many people in the local community from which your festival springs.
You can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/lovatshintyclub

There will be other opportunities to support Lovat both before and during the festival. On 31st July, club members will commence a sponsored cycle ride from Glasgow around all the premier shinty clubs ending at Bella on 3rd August where they will be piped home (more details to follow; funds will be split 50/50 with the Highland Hospice). The club will have a stall at the event and will be running a ‘Beat the Goalie’ competition and small five-a-side competitions there.

Sponsored Cycle Challenge

From 31st July to 3rd August members of Lovat Shinty Club will be tackling a 400 mile cycle with a 16,000 ft climb around all 2017 premiership shinty clubs. All proceeds from this mammoth challenge will be split between Highland Hospice and the Lovat Shinty Club New Community Clubhouse fund.

DAY 1 Start 08:00 Glasgow Mid Argyll Shinty Club Kyles Athletic Shinty Club 65 Miles 15:00 Penalty Shoot-out Oban Camanachd 62 Miles 22:30

DAY 2 Start Mossfield Park 08:00 Penalty Shoot-out Kilmallie Shinty Club 48 Miles 12:30 Penalty Shoot-out Lochaber Camanachd 12 Miles 14:00 Penalty Shoot-out Newtonmore Camanachd 38 Miles 18:00 Penalty Shoot-out Kingussie Camanachd 6 Miles 19:00 Penalty Shoot-out

DAY 3 Start 08:00 Kinlochshiel Shinty Club 91 Miles 19:30 Penalty Shoot-out

Day 4 Start 08:00 Glen Urquhart Shinty Club 66 Miles 15:00 Penalty Shoot-out Lovat Shinty Club 12 Miles 16:00 Penalty Shoot-out Finish Main Stage Belladrum 19:00


Please visit  https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/lovatshintyclub/bella400  to show your support!


All proceeds will be split between  Highland Hospice and Lovat Shinty Club’s New Community Sports Pavilion Fund

For further information please contact

Linda Bell

Kerri MacDonald

Callum Cruden