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Tain Highland Gathering


Added on 21 June 2018

The Gathering Committee is absolutely delighted to announce that the Chieftain for this years Gathering will be Alastair Kennedy (or “Sugar” as many know him), current Executive Chairman of Nigg Skills Academy, Communications Director of Global Energy Group, and, of course, Director of Ross County Football Club where he is well known for hosting the Victoria Suite on match days. A former Highland League footballer himself, with Inverness Caley, Clach, Brora and Lossiemouth, he won the league 4 times and various cups in the mid-70s and early 80s. Alastair is also kept busy volunteering his services to the charitable organisation, the SHIRLIE Project and is also a member of the Highland Committee of the Scotland Council for Development and Industries (SCDI) and member of the Committee of the Lord Lieutenant for Ross & Cromarty, Skye & Lochalsh’s Youth Awards Scheme. 
Alastair has enjoyed a wide and varied career in the private and public sectors, including managing branches for the Bank of Scotland’s asset finance companies and working as Head of Business Development for Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise.
Alastair says he is very honoured to have been asked to be Chieftain for 2018 and wishes everyone attending and supporting the event a great day out.