Dougie Vipond

Dougie is now a resident of Bridge of Allan and loves the community spirit of the town. You can often see him and his lovely fiancée Fiona having coffee, eating out with friends in the many restaurants or enjoying the hospitality and atmosphere of the bars. He is a lover of the egg-shaped ball and is a very keen supporter of Stirling County Rugby Club.

For over 20 years, Dougie has been one of the most ‘well kent’ faces on television in Scotland.

His broadcast career has spread across many genres from Sport to Rural Affairs and much more besides.

For the BBC’s sport department, Dougie has presented from The Rugby World Cup, The European Curling Championships, World Bowls Championship, numerous Mountain Bike World Cups and even The European Sheepdog Trials! In 2014, Dougie was part of the BBC presenting team hosting live coverage of the Commonwealth Games from Glasgow.
Dougie is currently presenter of rugby output for Viaplay Sports and has also hosted athletics for Channel 5 and International Bowls for Sky Sports.

A lover of all things outdoors, Dougie became the main presenter of BBC’s award-winning rural affairs magazine show, Landward in 2009.

In 2016, he took part in an event, said to be one of the UK’s toughest, The Braveheart Triathlon – a 1.2 mile open water swim, 56 miles on a bike then a half marathon up and down Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. The whole journey, from standing start to stuttering finish, was documented by The Adventure Show, a programme Dougie has presented for a dozen years.

Scotland is home to some of the finest food and drink producers on the planet and to celebrate that, in 2019 Dougie teamed up with Michelin Star Chef, Nick Nairn to present The Great Food Guys for the BBC.

In between all of that, he still finds time to indulge in his passion…music!

Dougie is also the drummer and founding member of Deacon Blue. With worldwide sales now in excess of seven million albums – including six albums in the UK Top Five and 17 singles in the UK Top 40 – the band is back with another reason to believe.

In 2020, they released their 10th studio album, City of Love, which went straight into the UK Album Charts at number 4.

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BofA Games Chieftains

2023 – Dougie Vipond
2022 – Martin Lowe
2021 – COVID
2020 – COVID
2019 – Iain Watt
2018 – EastonRoy
2017 – Eve Muirhead
2016 – Mhair Ferguson
2015 – Judy Murray
2014 – Neil Oliver
2013 – Ewen Cameron
2012 – Cancelled
2011 – Derek Johnstone
2010 – Sean Batty
2009 – Gary Caldwell
2008 – Allister Hogg
2007 – Rt. Hon George Ried
2006 – Andy gray
2005 – Sir William Wallace
2004 – Bertie Vogts
2003 – Jonathan Watson
2001 – Fred MacAuley
2000 – Russell Hunter  & Una McLean
1999 – Mr Bob Shields
1998 – Ms Kirsty Young
1997 – Mr John Stahl
1996 – Mr Richard Gough
1995 – Mr Ben Gunn
1994 – Mr Bill Torrance
1993 – Mr Ally McCoist
1992 – Dame Diana Rigg
1991 – Mr Jimmie MacGregor
1990 – Mr John Cairney
1989 – Mr Andy Cameron
1988 – Mr terry Butcher
1987 – Mr Jim MacLeod M.B.E
1986 – Mr H.F.R MacLennan
1985 – Mr Peter Mallan
1984 – Mr W.N. MacDougall
1983 – Mr George Todd Esq.
1982 – Mr Alasdair MacCallum
1981 – Iain Mathieson
1980 – Mr H.L. Duncan
1979 – Mr G.N.S. Neave
1978 – Mr J.L. Bell
1977 – Mr Joseph F. Walker OBE
1976 – Mr James Anderson
1975 – Provost McAuley
1974 – Mrs E. MacLean