FIVE West Fife shinty players were among more than 70 of the sport's brightest young talents to attend a national training camp.

Finlay Williamson, Brandon Marshall, Tom Abbott, Finlay MacNee and Jack Mitchell of Aberdour Shinty Club were put through their paces at the Scottish Hydro National Player Development Camp for 14-17 year olds held at Strathallan School in Perth.

The players were nominated by their club to take part in the camp which is designed to offer the very best in training and guidance to promising players.

The Aberdour players received specialist training from Camanachd Association coaches based on techniques relating to hitting, dribbling and tackling, while Scotland's most capped rugby star Chris Paterson passed on his sporting expertise to the youngsters.

Camp organiser Ronald Ross said, "Since its inception over 15 years ago, the camp has helped hundreds of young players from across the country to improve all aspects of their game from the technical to the physical elements of the sport. The camps are also a great way for the participants to meet other aspiring shinty players to meet other aspiring shinty players, forging ties and friendships throughout the sport."