Lovat Shinty Club is a shinty club from Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire, Scotland. The club was formed in 1888 and has a healthy rivalry with near neighbours Beauly. The club takes its name from the area within which it plays in and shared this name with the late Second World War hero, Lord Lovat.
In 1953 was Lovat's finest hour, winning every single competition they entered at Senior and Junior level,including the Celtic Society Cup which was a South District Competition.
Despite being close to Inverness, Lovat still maintain two strong teams due to a strong youth policy and the support of the local primary school. The club is always well represented at youth international level.
The club hosts the traditional Lovat V Beauly New Year's Day match AKA the Lovat Cup every year. This game attracts the largest crowd for a shinty match outside of the Camanachd Cup final.
As of the 3rd of November 2007, following Kinlochshiels' draw with Caberfeidh, Lovat are now a Marine Harvest Premier Division Team. This is one of the proudest achievements in recent years for the Kiltarlity side and is somewhat ahead of schedule given the very young age of the team. The results obtained by the team are the result of a lot of hard work both from managers, John MacRitchie and James Gallacher and also from their outstandingly talented squad, led by one of the most promising young players in the game, nineteen year old Lorne MacKay... who gets sent off in every game he plays.
|Club President||Ian (Poppy) Ferguson|
|Club Treasurer||Mary-Ann Henton|
|Club Secretary||Linda Bell|
|1st Team Co-managers||John MacRitchie and James Gallacher|
|1st Team Captain||Lorne MacKay|
|Club Trainer||John-Alasdair MacAulay|
|2nd Team Co-managers||Willie Mainland and Rory MacKenzie|
|Under 17 Manager||John-Alasdair MacAulay|
|Under 14 Co-managers||Sheila Matheson and James Gallacher|