Dougie Vipond

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Dougie Vipond
Birth name Douglas Vipond
Born (1966-10-15) 15 October 1966 (age 51)
Elderslie, Scotland
Genres Pop, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Broadcaster, musician
Instruments Drums, vocals
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts Deacon Blue, McIntoshRoss

Douglas "Dougie" Vipond (born 15 October 1966) is a Scottish broadcaster and drummer.

Television career[edit]

On television and radio Vipond has fronted sport, travel and rural affairs programmes. He has presented a range of sporting events including Scottish Cup Finals, International Rugby, Melrose 7s, World Championship Mountain Biking, Three Day Eventing and Bowls World Championship. He can also be seen covering Scotland’s nightly sports news on Reporting Scotland.

He was one of the BBC’s presenters for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.[1]

He has also presented BBC Scotland’s The Adventure Show and the rural affairs series, Landward.

Deacon Blue[edit]

Vipond was one of the founding members of pop band Deacon Blue along with Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh. Their 1988 hit "Real Gone Kid" peaked at No.8 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] They have had 12 UK Top 40 singles and two No.1 albums.


  1. ^ "Glasgow 2014: No bias at BBC, insists Inverdale". The Scotsman. 2014-05-21. Retrieved 2014-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 

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