The Mowi Centenary Award was 1st awarded in 1993 to mark the Centenary of the Camanachd Association. It was to be awarded to the person who had given outstanding service to the sport.

The latest winner is someone who has devoted a huge amount of time to shinty over a number of years both professionally and in a voluntary capacity.

Known to many simply as “the voice of shinty” Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan has, over an illustrious career, become an authority on Scotland’s community sport. 2023 marks the end of his commentary career as he decided to hang up his microphone after 40 years.

Hugh Dan has helped the Camanachd Association in a number of unofficial ways for many years, however, he also spent time as a Director and Vice President of the organisation. More recently, he has devoted more of his time by sitting on the CA’s Heritage Committee – working to develop Shinty’s Story at soon to be renovated Bught Park.

In addition to his literature on the sport (see ‘Not an Orchid’ & ‘Shinty!’) Hugh Dan has been extremely generous with his time and knowledge whenever the Association was in need. Hugh Dan becomes the eleventh recipient of the Mowi Centenary Award and a very deserving one:

Previous Winners

1993 – 1996  Tom MacKenzie, Inverness

1996 – 1999 Jack Richmond, Newtonmore

1999 – 2002  Jack Asher, Glasgow

2002 – 2005  Douglas MacKintosh, Newtonmore

2005 – 2008  Mary-Ann Henton, Lovat

2008 – 2011 Donnie MacNiven, Glasgow

2011 – 2014 Willie MacDonald, Ballachulish

2014 – 2017 Davie Hamilton, Oban

2017 – 2020 Donald Skinner, Glasgow

2020 – 2023 Ian MacPhee, Ballachulish