The Eilan

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The Eilan
Eilean Bheannchair (Scots Gaelic)
Location Newtonmore, Highland, Scotland
Coordinates 57°03′27″N 4°07′54″W / 57.057567°N 4.131768°W / 57.057567; -4.131768Coordinates: 57°03′27″N 4°07′54″W / 57.057567°N 4.131768°W / 57.057567; -4.131768
Owner Newtonmore Camanachd
Operator Newtonmore Camanachd
Capacity 0
Opened 1877
Tenants
Newtonmore Camanachd (Premier Division) (1870s–present)

The Eilan, also known as "Eilean Bheannchair", in Scots Gaelic, is a shinty stadium in the town of Newtonmore, Scotland. It is the home of Newtonmore Camanachd and has been a shinty venue since at least 1877.

Location[edit]

The park is situated near a confluence between the River Calder and the River Spey on the outskirts of Newtonmore. It takes its name from Eilean Bheannchair which sits in the confluence.

History[edit]

Shinty is recorded as being first played at the Eilan in 1877.[1]

The ground was redeveloped in 1993[2] and has hosted several junior finals, including the 2010 Sutherland Cup final. The club has still to be granted the Camanachd Cup Final.

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