Tributes paid to former Caley Thistle director Ken Thomson

Ken Thomson pictured in 2017 as John Robertson is officially unveiled as the new Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager.
Ken Thomson pictured in 2017 as John Robertson is officially unveiled as the new Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager.

Caley Thistle have announced the death of former director Ken Thomson.

Mr Thomson died at his home in Inverness yesterday at the age of 65.

A former vice-chairman of the club, he was also a prominent figure in the shinty world, previously serving as president of the Camanachd Association.

ICT chairman Graham Rae paid tribute to the huge contribution Mr Thomson made to the club during his two spells on the board of directors.

He 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.”

Mr Thomson’s first spell on the board was in the club’s first year in 1994. He stepped down from his second period on the Board in 2017.

He also served as the first finance convenor of the Camanachd Association. As president he forged close links with Sportscotland which enhanced youth development in the game.

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

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