SATURDAY is billed as "derby day" in shinty's Orion Group Premiership with three local clashes scheduled - plus the meeting of Kinlochshiel and Inveraray.
In an initiative launched this season to attract greater numbers of non-locals to shinty matches, the Camanachd Association has scheduled these derbies on Bank Holiday weekends when there are large numbers of visitors staying in the Highlands.
Two of these derbies carry greater significance because they involve the two teams vying for the title.
At The Eilean, joint leaders Newtonmore take on their Badenoch rivals Kingussie.
Whilst More will be tipped strongly to take both points, Kings will do all they can to upset More's chances of a third consecutive Premier title and, after drawing 2-2 with More in their previous encounter in late May, Kings will be aiming to put last Saturday's crushing 6-1 defeat at Kinlochshiel firmly behind them.
Fellow table-toppers Kyles Athletic have Bute as visitors to Tighnabruaich.
Although the whole league separates the team's league positions, Bute were unlucky not to take something when Kyles visited Rothesay in May, the Camanachd Cup finalists posting a 1-0 win.
With BBC Alba cameras broadcasting the match at An Aird live, the throw-up for Fort William's fixture with Kilmallie is 4.05pm.
Little is at stake other than bragging rights, which have been shared between the teams this season with one win apiece in their two meetings. Fort were 3-1 derby day winners at Canal Park earlier this season, but one week later, Kilmallie got their revenge by sending Fort crashing out of the Camanachd Cup by the same score at the second round stage.
Kinlochshiel face Inveraray for the third time this year and will hope they can turn on the magic at Kirkton to register their first victory against the team who ended their Camanachd Cup dream two weeks ago with a 3-1 semi-final defeat at An Aird.
Kyles, Newtonmore and Kingussie have all lost at Kirkton this year and Shiel will be hoping that Aray can be added to that list and enable them to go two points ahead of the Royal Burgh side.
North Division One leaders Skye face joint second-placed side Caberfeidh in Portree which will be Cabers' penultimate match of the season.
Whilst title glory may now off the agenda for the Strathpeffer side, they will travel in the hope that they can take something off a side who turned a three-goal deficit in to a 4-3 win at Castle Leod on the opening day of the season and who they shared the points with after a 1-1 draw in Portree four weeks ago.
Lochaber will expect nothing less than two points from their trip to Cannich against a Strathglass side experiencing difficult times, whilst at Braeview Park,
Beauly should account for Lochcarron - despite having lost 2-1 to the Wester Ross men in their last meeting in early June.
North fixtures, all throw-ups 2.30pm unless stated: Friday, Marine Harvest North Division Two - Kingussie v Newtonmore (6.30pm).
Saturday, Orion Group Premiership - Fort William v Kilmallie (4.05pm), Kinlochshiel v Inveraray, Kyles Athletic v Bute, Newtonmore v Kingussie.
Marine Harvest North Division One - Beauly v Lochcarron, Caberfeidh v Skye (3pm), Strathglass v Lochaber.
Marine Harvest North Division Two - Fort William v Kinlochshiel (noon), Skye v Lochaber.
Marine Harvest North Division Three - Boleskine v Beauly, Caberfeidh v Lochcarron (noon).