Congratulations to Peter Jackson who has won the Volunteer of the Year Award for 2021. The award is usually presented by Anne Mary Wharton (pictured below), but in her stead this year it was presented by Jayne MacKay from MOWI.

The salver was originally gifted to Anne Mary’s Father, former President of the Camanachd Association William Patterson as a wedding gift in 1936 in honour of his services to shinty. It has now been gifted to the Camanachd Association by Anne Mary in order to celebrate the volunteer of the year.

Peter is a well known and respected face in shinty and congratulations from everyone at the Camanachd Association goes to him. One nomination said:

“Peter is without doubt one of the most popular and friendly men in shinty. Peter retired a few years ago and since then he is down maintaining the clubs facilities and most of all our playing surface. Peter is down 3 or 4 times a week cutting grass and tidying up. All the jobs that go under the radar. Even while in a hospital bed this season, he was making calls to helpers to make sure they were filling in for him. Peter also attends every game from Primary School all the way through to 1st team. Obviously, years gone by Peter was Kilmallie manager, Kilmallie under 17 manager, had a few years at refereeing the list goes on. Shinty is Peter’s life and always has been. I can’t think of a better person to be recognised for all his efforts over the years.”

See below – Peter Jackson is  presented with the award by Jayne MacKay from MOWI at the National First Shinty Festival Finals.