It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Norrie Matheson, a lifelong supporter of the game and a well kent face at shinty venues around the North.  Norrie seldom missed a Saturday without taking in a match.

Norrie was born in Coillie-Righ in 1934, schooled in Killilan with his 3 older brothers and younger sister.

He went to Agriculture College in Balmacara then on to the Army and served in Hong Kong.

He worked on various estates before meeting Effie in Auchtertyre then moved to take up  the position of Head Keeper at Fannich.

Norrie’s shinty career started with the Kintail Shinty Club and then after the amalgamation of Kintail, Lochalsh and Glenshiel he went to play for the newly formed Kinlochshiel Club in 1960.

When Norrie took up the position of Head Keeper on Fannich Estate in 1972 he swapped the Red of Kinlochshiel for the Blue of Lochcarron. Norrie gave dedicated service to both Clubs and will be remembered with respect for his good humour, sportsmanship and uncompromising style of play in both communities.

Condolences to Effie and all the family members.

A funeral service will take place in Dingwall FP Church on Monday 21st February at 11.00am and then internment at Balmacara Cemetery at 2.00pm.