Dougie Vipond

Born 15 October 1966.

Biography

Dougie Vipond (born Douglas Vipond, 15 October 1966) is a Scottish musician and television personality. He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, graduating in 1985. He was one of the founding members of Scottish soft rock / pop band, Deacon Blue.

For the past eleven years he has hosted BBC Scotland’s sport output on Sportscene, covering a vast range of events from football’s Scottish Cup Finals to Rugby’s Calcutta Cup.

Other sports he’s covered over the years include World Championship Mountain Biking, Three Day Eventing and The Bowls World Championship. He can also be seen covering Scotland’s nightly sports news on Reporting Scotland.

Dougie spent four years reporting for the BBC's Holiday strand and his love of the outdoors has led to him presenting BBC Scotland’s The Adventure Show, an extreme sport series in which he reports from and takes part in a variety of adventure sports and competitions.

He became the new presenter of BBC Scotland’s award winning rural affairs series, Landward in April 2009.

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