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

Dougie Vipond
Birth nameDouglas Vipond
Born (1966-10-15) 15 October 1966 (age 53)
Elderslie, Scotland
GenresPop, alternative rock
Occupation(s)Broadcaster, musician
InstrumentsDrums, vocals
Years active1985–present
Associated actsDeacon Blue, McIntoshRoss

Television careerEdit

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

Deacon BlueEdit

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.[2] 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.


  1. ^ "Glasgow 2014: No bias at BBC, insists Inverdale". The Scotsman. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  2. ^ "The Chart Archive". Chart Archive. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013.[failed verification]

External linksEdit