The wait was over for Shinty players and fans alike on Saturday as the 2013 shinty season got well and truly underway.
With a full fixture card and glorious sunshine, supporters and clubs across the country pulled their respecive colours over their heads and took to their battle grounds across Scotland.
The start of a new season in sport is always an exciting time and with shinty is no different. With a period of around five months off and no competitive games, letting your hair down and eating lots of unhealthy food is easy. Getting back fit and in shape after the festive period is a different story altogether.