A native of Inverness, Atholl joins the Camanachd Association and will bring extensive finance and administrative experience from the Public and Private Sectors to the role of Finance and Administration Officer.

Atholl completed an HNC in Administration & Information Management at Falkirk College in 1999, subsequently completing a Diploma of Business & Management at UHI in 2008. Having held the post of Information Officer with Northern Constabulary for 14 years Atholl joins the association from Highland Council where he worked in the role of Business Intelligence Officer.

Atholl is no stranger to shinty with his mother brought up in Newtonmore and father a life long follower of Lovat. Atholl’s first memory of Shinty is listening (on LW radio) to the 1975 Camanachd Cup Final between Newtonmore and Kyles Athletic along with his Grandmother, and his favourite Shinty item remains her hand knitted scarf, dating to around the 1940s.

Atholl’s eldest son currently plays in the Premiership with Atholl hopeful at least one of his daughters will also try the game in the near future.