Iain ‘Diablo’ Sinclair has been awarded the honorary title of chieftain of Camanachd Leòdhais, after the shinty club’s annual general meeting at the offices of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar last night (Tuesday October 30th).

The honorary title is given on a biennial basis, recognising a worthy individual who has supported the sport of shinty and the club. Iain has been a manager of the club as well as an enthusiastic volunteer and coach for many years. He follows David Macdonald into the role after he served seven years – David now becomes an honorary member and chieftain of the club.

The announcement comes alongside naming of a recognisable line-up of club officials, with president and chair Annette Murray, treasurer Kenny Macleod and secretary Joanne Mitchell all continuing in their roles.

Donald Lamont continues as fixture secretary, Annette Murray has responsibility for child protection and committee members Peter Gomez and Ally Lamont have responsibility for advertising and merchandise. 

Also at the AGM, the committee decided that, after many years of keeping costs static, the price of full membership would rise to £50. Junior membership remains at £15 and non-playing membership at £20.

Lewis Camanachd played their last league match of the season against Kilmallie on September 22nd, when they drew 2-2. The season finished on October 13th with the Craig Morrison sixes tournament in Stornoway.

On October 19th the Camanachd Association awarded the team the Marine Harvest Fair Play award for a single team club, recognising their conduct on and off the pitch during the 2018 season.