Glenurquhart Shinty Club were very sad to learn of the passing of former manager and player Jimmac MacKintosh on Tuesday 14th September. He was 82.

Jimmac was a key member of the successful Glen side of the early 1960s. He continued to play regularly for the Glen into the mid 1970s and later managed the side for a spell in the1980s.

A great supporter of youth shinty Jimmac was involved in setting up with Renee and the late Robert Macdonald the Glen Albyn League. He also accompanied Glenurquhart High School shinty team to Ireland in 2007 and as always was at home in every kind of company.

A slater to trade, Jim and his late wife Catriona then developed the Slaters Arms into a must visit destination for hikers, walkers and fishermen visiting Cannich and Glen Affric.

A shinty man to his fingertips Jimmac also found time to manage Strathglass and was as supportive of the Glen’s traditional rivals as he was of his own native Glen.

Despite reduced mobility in recent years Jimmac continued to attend matches in Drum and Cannich and was present at Strathglass’s most recent match against Newtonmore.

He will be greatly missed not only by his own immediate family but by the whole shinty community.

Our sympathies go out to his daughters Alison and Ellis and their families as well as to his sister BethAnn (Elizabeth Ann) and his brothers John, Willie, Donald Paul and Alistair.


The funeral service on Monday 27th September 2021 is from the family home (24 McColl Road, Cannich) at 11.00 a.m. thereafter to New Kilmore Cemetery, Drumnadrochit for 1.30 pm.

There will be a guard of honour at Glenurquhart Shinty Pitch en route to the cemetery.

Flowers welcome. Donations invited for Glenurquhart and Strathglass Kids Shinty Club which may be given at the Service or via Funeral Directors, William T Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness.


Caption – Jimmac holding court in the Blarmor bar after the Glen’s Macaulay Cup win in 2012. The red hat is his version of the “currachd ruadh ” the red hat of the original Glen teams which played Strathglass in the famous games of the 1880s.