Premier Division (shinty)
The Premier Division (known as the Mowi Premiership) is the premier division in shinty. Based in Scotland and formed in 1996, the league is the top tier of the Shinty league system. Set-up in order to create a Scotland-wide league for the first time, it constitutes as one of the five trophies considered to be part of the Grand Slam of shinty.
|Number of teams||10|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||National Division|
|Current champions||Kingussie Camanachd Club |
|Current: 2019 Marine Harvest Premiership|
From 2009 until 2011, the league was sponsored by Scottish Hydro Electric before the Orion Group took over for the 2012 season. That same year the league was rebranded under the current 'Premiership' branding with current sponsors Marine Harvest taking the helm at the beginning of the 2015 season. In 2019, Marine Harvest rebranded as Mowi ASA, with the league being known as the Mowi Premiership.
1999: Promotion and Relegation between Premier Division and National Division One adopted
2003: An interim league system contested while the Shinty League system transitioned from being played during winter months to summer months.
2004: The Premier Division becomes a summer season league.
2007: Kingussie recapture the Premier Division.
2010: For the second consecutive year league decided on final weekend through goal difference. A dramatic final round game between Fort William and Newtonmore saw Newtonmore victors and champions after an 80th-minute goal by Danny MacRae.
2011: Newtonmore become first team other than Kingussie to retain the Premier Division. Kyles Athletic title dreams dashed with final minute goal along with hopes of being first South team to win the league.
2014: National Division One reinstated along with the pyramid system (Promotion and Relegation).
2017: Newtonmore lost their first league match in two years. Kinlochshiel won their inaugural championship to become only the second club from outside Badenoch to win the title.
2018: Newtonmore Camanachd recapture the Premier Division title.
2019: Kingussie win their first title for ten years.
List of ChampionsEdit
- 1996 - Kingussie Camanachd
- 1997 - Kingussie Camanachd
- 1998 - Kingussie Camanachd
- 1999 - Kingussie Camanachd
- 2000 - Kingussie Camanachd
- 2001 - Kingussie Camanachd
- 2002 - Kingussie Camanachd
- 2003 - (Interim Leagues while transitioning from winter to summer season)
- 2004 - Kingussie Camanachd
- 2005 - Kingussie Camanachd
- 2006 - Fort William Shinty Club
- 2007 - Kingussie Camanachd
- 2008 - Kingussie Camanachd
- 2009 - Kingussie Camanachd
- 2010 - Newtonmore Camanachd Club
- 2011 - Newtonmore Camanachd Club
- 2012 - Newtonmore Camanachd Club
- 2013 - Newtonmore Camanachd Club
- 2014 - Newtonmore Camanachd Club
- 2015 - Newtonmore Camanachd Club
- 2016 - Newtonmore Camanachd Club
- 2017 - Kinlochshiel Shinty Club
- 2018 - Newtonmore Camanachd Club
- 2019 - Kingussie Camanachd
- Musgrove, Gavin (4 October 2018). "Champions right to the final whistle of season". Strathspey Herald. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
- "Marine Harvest Premiership « Shinty". www.shinty.com. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
- "Shinty: Champions Newtonmore lose first match in two years". BBC Sport. 2017-03-18. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
- Marine Harvest Premiership on shinty.com