Dr John Cattanach was one of the outstanding shinty players of his time. He scored eight goals in an 11 - 3 victory for Newtonmore over Furnace in the Camanachd Cup Final of 1909, a record which stands to this day. Cattanach was also capped for his country at hockey and athletics. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in medicine in 1912. Cattanach served in the Royal Army Medical Corps, Warwickshire Regiment, becoming a Lieutenant in 1914. He died in 1915 during the First World War (1914 - 1918).