Bught Park

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Bught Park
LocationTorvean Avenue, Inverness, Highland, Scotland
OwnerHighland Council
OperatorHighland Council
Inverness Shinty Club (1910–present) Multiple Inverness and District Football Association clubs

Bught Park (Gaelic: Pàirc nam Bochd [1][2]) is the largest park in the city of Inverness, Scotland, and is situated on the western bank of the River Ness. It is home to the Inverness Highland Games and a small scale outdoor music festival. It is located next to the city's sports centre, swimming pool and BMX track. The Bught Park is also the name for the sports stadium situated within the confines of the park which regularly hosts both the Camanachd Cup Final and the Composite Rules Shinty/Hurling Internationals and is considered one of the finest parks in shinty. It is also home to Inverness Shinty Club who have played there since the 1920s.[3] The park is situated on land that was formerly the Bught House estate. An 18th century[4] stately home on the site was demolished for the creation of the Ice Centre in the 1960s.

The capacity of the stadium is 5000, comprising standing and the wooden grandstand. The stadium was the centre of controversy in June 2009 when Highland Council, having evicted Inverness City from the Northern Meeting Park offered the use of the facility to the football team without consulting with the shinty club.[3]

The Bught Park Stadium Inverness - Photo Taken at MacTavish Cup Final 2014
The Bught Park Stadium Inverness - Photo Taken at MacTavish Cup Final 2014


  1. ^ "Iain Mac an Tailleir's Gaelic Placenames" (PDF). Scottish Parliament. 2003.
  2. ^ Also Pàirc a' Bhucht Maclean, Roddy (2004). The Gaelic Place Names and Heritage of Inverness. Inverness: Culcabock Publishing. p. 61. ISBN 978-0-9548925-0-0.
  3. ^ a b Jonny Muir (9 June 2009). "Council urged to think again in row over shinty pitch". Press and Journal. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  4. ^ Fraser, John (12 June 1755). "To be Let in Tack, for such number of years as can be agreed on, The Manion-House of Bught". Caledonan Mercury.

Coordinates: 57°27′58″N 4°14′02″W / 57.4660°N 4.2339°W / 57.4660; -4.2339