Kenny ‘Nostie’ Macleod Memorial Shinty Match
Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 9:11AM
Plans are afoot to stage a memorial shinty match for the Reverend Kenny Macleod of Thurso Free Church who died in April this year at the age of 52.
Kenny ‘Nostie’ was a lifelong enthusiast of the game of shinty and in his earlier years played for Kinlochshiel, Lochcarron and Aberdeen University shinty clubs. Although his ministerial charge in Thurso was far from the shinty heartlands of the west and central Highlands, this did not hold him back from an active involvement in the sport.
In 2006 he established Thurso Junior Shinty club in an effort to bring the game to the young people of Thurso and the surrounding area. In 2008 he was a co-founder of ‘Naver Athletic’, the first senior shinty team in Caithness and Sutherland since the Dounreay team of the 1960s.
However, it was at the Mod Cup of 2010 where he experienced his greatest success in far north shinty when he captained the victorious Caithness team to victory over Sutherland.
The memorial match will be held on Saturday 29th September and will be a re-run of the Mod Cup match between Caithness and Sutherland. The venue for the occasion has still to be finalised.
PHOTO: Kenny Macleod receives the Mod Cup from MSP and personal friend, John Farquhar Munro, October 2010 (Photo – James Gunn)