The Club is very sad to report the death of  former director, Ken Thomson, who served on the Board for 14 of our 25 years.

Ken died at his home in Inverness yesterday (Friday) at the age of 65.

He leaves a wife, Tan, a son and daughter.

Club Chairman, Graham Rae, paid tribute to the huge contribution made by Mr Thomson to the club during two spells as a member of the Board of Directors. Ken was also a serving director of ICT FC Social Club.

Graham Rae said:  “Ken’s commercial and financial expertise were great assets during his long service with the club.   His good humour and diplomacy were also hugely helpful in the Boardroom where he brought many great ideas to the table.

“While his first love was shinty, he also loved his football and was so proud that the Club lifted the Scottish Cup and qualified to play in Europe in 2015.  He was respected in the game for the passion he showed and the contribution he made to the game.  

“He will be sorely missed by everyone involved with ICT.  Our thoughts are with his wife, Tan, his children and close friends at this very sad time. “

Ken’s first spell on the Board was our first year, in 1994.  For a short period he served as vice-chairman. He stepped down from his second period on the Board in 2017. 

He was a prominent figure in the shinty world, being a former President of the Camanachd Association. Ken was the Association’s first finance convenor and as president he forged close links with Sportscotland which enhanced youth development in the game. He steered the Association through its centenary celebrations in 1993.

He ran a financial services business and sponsored his beloved Strathglass Shinty Club for more than 30 years.