Badminton is a traditional sport in Shetland and one that appears regularly at the Games. Shetland has regularly fielded badminton teams with players who have considerable experience of the sport, gained from playing both local matches at competing at events on the Scottish circuit.
Shetland badminton players have taken bronze medals on regular occasions and won their first silver medals on home soil at the 2005 Games in Shetland, when Kevin Smith and Zoe Anderson took silver medals in a hard fought mixed doubles match; and the Shetland badminton team won silver in the overall team event. In Jersey in 2015, father and daughter pairing, Gordon Keith and Shona Mackay won an emotional silver medal in the Mixed Doubles event, in a hard fought final.
The standard of badminton played at the Games is high, with some talented players from the Channel Islands, Faroe, Gibraltar, Greenland and the Isle of Man dominating the competition. The format of the Games week sees teams of up ten players compete in the singles and doubles matches, for both men, women and mixed competitions.
Shetland Badminton Association is represented on the SIGA Committee by Maurice Haining.
Shetland Medals for Badminton
|Singles, Men||John Tulloch||Bronze||1985|
|Doubles, Women||A. Leask/ A. Wood||Bronze||1999|
|Doubles, Men||G. Keith/ G. Keith||Bronze||2001|
|Doubles, Mixed||Z. Anderson/ G. Keith||Bronze||2001|
|Doubles, Women||A. Leask/ A. Wood||Bronze||2003|
|Mixed Doubles||Smith K - Anderson Z||Silver||2005|
|Men's Doubles||Grant C - Keith G||Bronze||2005|
|Women's Doubles||Anderson Z - Wood A||Bronze||2005|
|Women's Singles||Anne Wood||Bronze||2005|