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James Johnston

Vice Chairman - Shetland

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Island: Shetland Islands

Executive Committee:
Member 1999 – 2007
Vice Chairman 2007 - to date

Sports Contact point:
Gymnastics, Squash and Swimming

Member Islands Contact point:
Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight and Ynys Mon.

Contact email:

Sporting background: IIGA:
James was Assistant General Team Manager for the Shetland Team in 1987 and General Team Manager from 1989 to 1993. General: James has a keen interest in many sports both as a participant and spectator, and qualified as a football coach in 1989. He has played football for many years and has coached and managed football teams at all age levels within Shetland Islands.

Games attendance: 1987 – 1993, 1999 – 2019

General Manager of the Shetland Recreational Trust and as such responsible for the overall management of the eight leisure facilities within the Shetland Islands.

Travelling, playing squash, watching sport on TV and he is a dedicated supporter of Glasgow Rangers Football Club.

Vision for the future of the IIGA:
For the IIGA to continue to ensure that the Games provide an opportunity for Islanders to compete at the highest level whilst maintaining the "Friendly Games" label.