This is a distillation of the current rules of shinty as played in Scotland and administered by the Camanachd Association. Our goal is to present an overview of the way shinty is played for the newcomer to the game. Full rules can be obtained from the Camanachd Association website by clicking here, or from the Boleskine Shinty Club site by clicking here.
Standard uniforms include matching jerseys, shorts, and socks, with goal keepers wearing contrasting jerseys to distinguish them from field players and referees. Standard protective equipment includes shin-guards and cups (for men), and some players also wear gloves and helmets (usually ice hockey or lacrosse helmets). Most players also wear cleated or studded shoes, though this is not required.