Next committee meeting

The next HBG committee meeting is due to be held online on Thursday 13th January at 7.30pm, if you wish to attend please drop an email to for the link to the meeting.

Online Entry U17 & U14's

Online entry for the Under 17's and Under 14's competition is now available on tournament software.
Please note the Under 17s competition is split over two days, mixed doubles on the Friday evening (11th Feb) leaving singles and levels for Saturday (12th Feb).
The Under 14's will be held on the Sunday.
Please read all the tournament regulations, which also includes covid guidance. 
Deadline for Entry is Midnight 31st January 2022

Senior Intergroup 2021

Well done to everyone representing Highland that took part in the Senior Intergroup 2021 competition this weekend. Everyone gave a 150% in all their games but unfortunately the opposition was just too strong.

If anyone wants to see  the results they are available on Tournament Software.


Highland Restricted October 2021

Highland Badminton Group welcomed players from across Highland to play in the Highland Restricted competition, held in the Black Isle leisure Centre on the 1st and 2nd of October. It was good everyone back playing after the long break in competition due to Covid. Many were saying it was great to hear the noise of the shuttle being hit, the screech of trainers and some even missed the smell of the hall.

The Men’s and Ladies Singles competition kicked off the event on Friday evening, setting a very high standard of play for the rest of the weekend.

The men were split into 4 groups of 3 or 4 players to play in round robins, the top two from each group went onto an elimination round to the finals.  All games were best of 3 games to 21pts.

The final was fought out between Mark MacKay and Stewart Ferns, with Mark taking both games 21-17.

The ladies’ singles only had 4 competitors, so they played a round robin. Shona Mackay finished in top position, winning all her games (126pts-54) and young Sophie Barrie was runner up (108pts-73).


Saturday seen lots of games being played in levels and mixed doubles. It was great to see so many juniors taking part and playing some fantastic badminton with a great attitude.

Callum Craig and Alasdair Gordon were a newly formed team, who progressed right through to the men’s doubles final to meet Mark MacKay and John Durrand. Although the young lads put up a good battle the experienced duo of Mark and John was just too strong, John and Mark won in two straight games 21-12 and 21-5.

Shona MacKay was also continuing her winning form from Friday night, winning the ladies doubles with Carole Begg, in what was a marathon final against Suzanne Henderson and Joanne Wesley. Shona and Carole lost their first game 21-19, but soon rallied to take the second and third games 21-19 & 21-16.

The mixed doubles seen 17 couples take part, again it was Mr and Mrs Mackay that came out winners, winning the mixed final 21-11, 21-9 against Stewart Ferns and Sophie Barrie.

The Highland Badminton Group would like to thank everyone that took part in the competition and followed all the covid guidelines to keep everyone safe.

Thanks to all the volunteers that help run the event and kept the games on track, all day.

Thanks to Ando Sports who set up a pop up shop at the venue and ran the raffle which raised £70 for HBG funds.

Thanks to all the staff at the Black Isle Leisure Centre in Fortrose for the use of their facility and for their help.

All results can be found on tournament software - HBG Senior Res Oct_21 - Matches

If you want to view all the photos taken on the day please use this link

Online Entry is now available using the following link:
Or you can download an entry form by clicking on the Tournament tab (above) and clicking on the download entry form button.
For further information please email

The Under 15s and Under 19s tournament will be held in Fortrose , at the Black Isle Leisure Centre. Under 15's on the 30th and Under 19s on the 31st of October. Online Entry will open early next week.

Just a reminder that the Highland Restricted Entry closes tonight, anyone wanting to enter can do so online using teh following link:
or send an email to Maressamunro3@gmail and ask for an entry form.

Online entry is open for the Highland Senior Restricted Competition to be held in Fortrose on the 1st and 2nd of October.

2. Sep, 2021

HIghland Senior Resticted

Highland Senior Resricted, will be held on the 1st and 2nd of October 2021 in the Fortrose Leisure Centre.
Singles will be played on Friday 6-10pm
Mixed and Levels will be played on Saturday 9-6pm
Entry forms can be downloaded by clicking on the Tournament tab
if you have any problems getting the entry form please Email

13. Jun, 2021

Child Protection Officer

Child Protection Officer
HBG is looking for a volunteer to take on the role of Child Protection Officer (CPO) for the group. The CPO is part of the HBG committee, however unless required does not need to actively participate in committee meetings if they do not wish to. Ideally the CPO would already have some knowledge about child protection procedures but training will be provided.

The CPO would be required to:
• Attend an online Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop (approx. 3 hours)
• Update the current HBG database of PVGs;
o check that current PVG holders wish to continue
o pass on the details of any new PVGs or updates to Badminton Scotland (who will contact the individuals directly to complete their PVG forms)
o update the database with PVG membership numbers once they are processed
• Update the current HBG database of affiliated club CPOs
o contact clubs to request contact details for their CPO
o assist a club to set up a CPO role if required
• Ensure HBG training, events & competitions follow Badminton Scotland's policy for safeguarding, wellbeing and the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
• Follow Badminton Scotland's Child Protection & Wellbeing Reporting Procedures if they are made aware of/or witness a child protection & wellbeing issue
Although the admin duties related to the role should not take up a lot of time this role is vital to allow the group to continue run sessions for children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are interesting in the role or would like more information please get in touch (
Additional information on the role of child protection officers can also be found on Badminton Scotland's website

12. Apr, 2021

HBG AGM Thursday 29th April 2021 at 7.30pm

The Highland Badminton Group AGM will be held on Thursday 29th April 2021. The committee would welcome your attendance.

If you would like to attend please send an email to advising of your email address. The agenda and an invitation to the teams link will be emailed out shortly before the meeting.

Responses by Monday 26th April 2021 would be appreciated, to enable time for addresses to be collated and invites send out.

It is the intention, time permitting, to hold a committee meeting immediately after the AGM, with the elected committee members.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, the Committee can be contacted at the above email address.The

The meeting will be held online.

We would like to invite anyone within the area to attend.

31. Aug, 2020

Following the recent advice from the Scottish Government regarding social distancing in order to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus, all Badminton activities are cancelled until further notice.

Please refer to the Badminton Scotland website for further information.

18. Mar, 2020

Squad cancelled

Please note no squad on Saturday 21st. All communications will go through email from Lesley. Any queries/questions contact

18. Mar, 2020

AGM - Cancelled until further notice

The AGM is cancelled until further notice,

17. Mar, 2020

COVID-19 Latest Update

All HBG tournaments cancelled until further notice.

Badminton Scotland has confirmed this morning - see below
'Following the recent advice from the Scottish Government regarding social distancing in order to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus, we are now recommending that formal Badminton activities are cancelled until further notice.'.....

15. Mar, 2020

Restricted Results & Photos

Many thanks to all for taking part yesterday some good tough games. Please click link for results and photos.

12. Mar, 2020

Restricted Update

Currently still on. HBG do take the coronavirus seriously and will follow hall decisions. We will ask players to use hankerchiefs, cover face when coughing and wash hands more often than usual for longer. If player does not want to hand shake then please show respect another way - saying thank you or fist pump.

5. Mar, 2020

Restricted Start times available

Click link for details....

4. Mar, 2020

Restricted update

Entry closed - many thanks to all those entered. Click link for further details.
It is important that player checks events entered and that they are correct. Please contact is any issues

13. Jan, 2020

Squad intake update

Please note that there will be no intake of players to junior Highland Squad until review for September 2020 start (August invites). All sessions are full.
Please note that the review will be taken from results of Highland Tournaments:
Semi finals and above in A final for selection -
Sept 2019 - Bonanza
April 2020 - Adult Champs
Quarterfinals and above in A final for selection:
Nov 2019 - U15 & U19
Feb 2020 - U14 / U17
Semi finals and above in A final for selection -
Sep 2019 - Orkney Restricted U14 U16 U18
Mar 2020 - Restricted U12 / U15 / U18 (this is a true gauge of all Highland region under Badminton Scotland area - Highland, Islands and Moray addresses).
U12 Anglo players will be awarded merit as appropriate.

If you wish to be part of this selection criteria please get your entries in for the remaining tournaments that apply and good luck!

Any queries please reach out to

The aim of the Group is to promote and develop the sport and recreation of Badminton in the Scottish Highlands & Islands in direct alignment with Badminton Scotland Regional Development Officer jurisdiction.

The group is made up of volunteers who take direction and governance from Badminton Scotland.

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