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
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.


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.


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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