Scottish rugby commentators and journalists

Scottish rugby commentators and journalists

=TV commentators=

The most famous of TV commentators until recently was Bill McLaren, a Scotsman from Hawick and one of world rugby's best-loved personalities. He retired in 2002.

Ian Robertson is also a Scottish TV commentator and former Cambridge Blue, with eight Scottish caps to his name. He is famous for commentating in the Rugby Union World Cup Final between England and Australia at Sydney in 2003. David Sole also does TV commentary.

Radio commentators

Bill Johnstone, nephew of Bill McLaren, leads the BBC Radio Scotland rugby commentary team on the [ Sportsound] programme. John Beattie also does commentary and interviews such people as Sean Lineen and Andy Irvine. Other commentators include John Jeffrey and Gary Parker.


Allan Massie and Stuart Bathgate write in The Scotsman newspaper, and David Ferguson is the chief rugby writer of that paper. Kevin Ferrie is the chief rugby writer for the Glasgow-based Herald and Alasdair Reid also writes for the Herald.

ee also

*Scottish Rugby Union
*Scotland national rugby union team

External links

* [ Channel XV] - Scottish Rugby's Digital Media centre
* [ Scottish Rugby Radio] - podcasts available

* [ Bill McLaren] - his life
* [ Ian Robertson] - his web page
* [ Shameful assault on reputations of men with the game in their veins] - Allan Massie (The Scotsman, January 15, 2005)
* [ Allan Massie on the Scottish rugby team from about 1940 to 1990]
* [ The age of Telfer] by Allan Massie
* [ Alasdair Reid's page] on the Sunday Herald

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