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Kenny MacLeod, Strachur

Shinty match in honour of the visit by the King of Nepal between Strachur and Inveraray, April 1958. Strachur captain Gus Cummings introducing the team, from left: John Brown, Bill Blake, Alasdair Brown, Donald Cameron, Peter Douglas, Kenny MacLeod and Roddy McLennan.

Strachur and District Shinty Club is saddened to hear of the passing of one of the club’s most staunch supporters, Kenny MacLeod, who has died just a few days short of his 79th birthday.

A man famous for his photographic memory of shinty matches dating back to the 1950s, Kenny played for Strachur and served in many different voluntary roles including secretary and latterly honorary vice president of the club.

Failing health in latter years failed to stop him from attending home matches, and he was regularly seen in his wheelchair watching games at Strachur, thanks to the kindness and generosity of staff at Struan Lodge care home in Dunoon.

Always an enthusiast, Kenny in his heyday was first at the field on a Saturday morning to line and prepare the pitch and played a hugely significant role in both Strachur and District Shinty Club and within shinty in the south of Scotland.

Kenny’s sister Fiona said: ‘Kenny lived for shinty and loved the club dearly.’

A memorial service will be held when the situation allows.

 

Colin Cameron

Chairman

Strachur and District Shinty Club

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