IN PICTURES: Shinty: Bute 11-0 Kyles Athletic

Duncan Davidson and Neil McKirdy both scored hat-tricks on Saturday as Bute Shinty Club’s first team chalked up their biggest win of the season at hhome to Kyles Athletic’s second string.

Stewart Stirling hit an early double while James Craig, Gordon McMillan and David Whitelaw also added their names to the score sheet as Bute climbed to fourth place in the South Division One table.

Bute's James Craig beats Fraser Williamson of Kyles to the ball during the island club's 11-0 win in Rothesay on July 18, 2015.

Bute's James Craig beats Fraser Williamson of Kyles to the ball during the island club's 11-0 win in Rothesay on July 18, 2015.

And with games in hand on all of their rivals, and by far the best goal difference in the league, the islanders look well placed in the battle for the championship crown.

* In addition to this slideshow of action pictures from Saturday’s game, you’ll find a full match report in the next issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, July 23.