Hamish MacFarlan was a Quidditch player for the Montrose Magpies (and the team’s Captain between 1957-1968). Later, MacFarlan joined the Ministry of Magic and rose to become the head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports. His career was described as “successful” and “illustrious” (QA7).
Leadership and team building on the Quidditch pitch and as a Ministry employee
Hamish is a Scottish name deriving from Seumas (Sheumais) and James, which originate from the Hebrew name Jacob (meaning "may God protect") (Behind the Name).
MacFarlan is a surname of Scottish and Irish origin, from Old Gaelic MacPharlain, meaning "son of Bartholomew" (itself a Hebrew name meaning "having many furrows") (Internet Surname Database).
Lexicon list of Captains of Quidditch
From the Web
- The British and Irish Quidditch League
- British and Irish Quidditch teams to support
- Quidditch collection
Harry Potter Wiki: Hamish MacFarlan