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Douglas "Dougie" Vipond (born 15 October 1966) is a Scottish broadcaster and drummer.
|Birth name||Douglas Vipond|
|Born||15 October 1966|
|Genres||Pop, alternative rock|
|Associated acts||Deacon Blue, McIntoshRoss|
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.
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 number 8 in the UK Singles Chart. They have had 12 UK Top 40 singles and two No.1 albums. He remains an active recording and touring member of the group alongside his broadcasting career.
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