Duncan Cameron (shinty player)

Duncan Cameron is an administrator and ex-player in the sport of shinty. He is a three times past president of the sport's governing body, the Camanachd Association.

Duncan Cameron
Personal information
ClubBallachulish Camanachd Club

Playing careerEdit

Cameron was a player for Ballachulish before moving to Glasgow and playing for several clubs in Glasgow.

Involvement in shinty politicsEdit

Cameron, alongside his brother Iain,[1] was instrumental in bringing about changes in shinty in the 1970s and early 1980s through public forums and reports.

After holding various positions in the Glasgow Celtic Society, Cameron was elected President of the Camanachd Association in 1994, a position he held until 2000.[2] In this time he brought about the establishment of a National Premier Division and National Division One and was also re-elected.

He was elected in 2007 to succeed John Mackenzie. His third term[3] of presidency was marked by varying levels of controversy.[4] He stepped down in 2011 to be replaced by Archie Robertson.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Cameron is married to Liz Cameron, former Lord Provost of Glasgow.[6]


  1. ^ "Beauly player is given a ban for life". Herald Scotland. 31 January 1998. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Search for new shinty chief". Highland News. 2000. Retrieved 26 November 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Shinty leaders ponder trimming Premier Division". The Press and Journal. 26 November 2010. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  4. ^ "More turbulence in the world of shinty as Camanachd Association CEO stands down". forargyll.com. April 2009. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Camanachd Association President Elect". shinty.com. 7 December 2010. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  6. ^ "President's first task is to unite clubs and board". Herald Scotland. 1 December 2007. Retrieved 26 November 2010.

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