Ministry of Magic and the Wizard's Council Quidditch

Hamish MacFarlan

Hamish MacFarlan

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).


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