Getting Personal with James Hutchison

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James Hutchison - can someone explain what shinty is please?

Who are you? James Hutchison, Head Greenkeeper at Castle Stuart Golf Links.

Family status? I have two children.

Who's your hero and why? My parents - for keeping me on the straight and narrow.

What's been the highlight of your grounds career so far? Hosting the Scottish Open.

If your younger self saw you now, what would they think? Old git.

Which famous people wind you up? Footballers.

What job would you love, other than your own? Moto GP rider.

What was the most embarrassing moment in your life? Holding up a flight, then being cheered by all the other passengers.

Brexit or Remain? Remain.

What is your favourite film? Bad Boys.

What scares you? Brexit.

What is your favourite sport? Shinty.

What would you cast into Room 101? The taxman.

Which historical time and place would you most like to visit? Battle of Bannockburn.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To have no regrets.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Family that I never got to know.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Don't eat yellow snow.

What's your favourite piece of trivia? The diameter of the Earth = 8,000 miles.

What's your favourite smell? Whisky.

Which three albums would you take to a desert island? Kenny Rodgers, Guns 'N' Roses and Ed Sheeran.

What's the daftest work-related question you have ever been asked? To go and get a long stand.

What's your favourite piece of kit? Hand mowers.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Fun, passionate and focused.

What is the single most useful thing you could tell a 16-year-old groundsperson/greenkeeper? Don't be scared to ask lots of questions.

What talent would you like to have? To be able to see into the future.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? A three day working week.

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