Ross Cowie is former shinty player and manager from Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
His father, Willie played for Skye Camanachd also, as well as Lovat Shinty Club.
He is affectionately known as The Colonel. Because of a serious heart condition, cardiomyopathy, Cowie has retired from involvement in the playing side of the sport but has retained a position as president of Skye Camanachd He is still proactive in the running of the club despite his serious heart condition and in January 2010 spoke to the press about the need for his club to improve performances at all levels, but in particular at second team level After a cardiac arrest in December 2006, he became involved in fundraising and raising awareness of cardiac conditions throughout the Highlands of Scotland thorough his charity, Lucky2BHere.
Lucky2BHere focuses on making acute care available in remote areas of the Highlands.
In December 2010, Cowie made a dramatic return to top-level shinty with his re-appointment as assistant manager of Skye. He became the Skye Camanachd "Director of Shinty" in late 2012 whilst continuing to raise awareness over cardiac issues in rural areas.