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It is with great sadness, Taynuilt mourns the passing of Dougie MacCallum.
A native of the village, Dougie was born at Hefton Cottages. After completing his education, he joined Strathclyde Police, serving in the Dumbarton area as a CID officer before returning to Oban towards the end of his service.
Dougie always had an interest in shinty and was a frequent attender at Mossfield, Oban, for matches.
This interest led to his involvement with the Macaulay Association where he was regularly seen working in the tuck shop at the Macaulay’s popular national juvenile sixes tournament.
Dougie served as president of the association for many years, upholding the duties of this office in an exemplary manner.
Individuals like Dougie MacCallum, with his drive and interest, are the lifebood of the sport and everyone who knew him will be the poorer for his passing.
The Macaulay Association extends its condolences to all Dougie’s family.