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Dougie is currently anchor and main reporter for BBC Scotland's Sportscene programmes. He presents and reports BBC Scotland's sport news output on Reporting Scotland and also works as a reporter on Radio Scotland's nightly football magazine, 90 Minutes.
His love of sport and getting his hands dirty resulted in BBC Scotland commissioning an adventure sports series called Backcountry With Dougie Vipond, in which Dougie presents and takes part in a variety of outdoor sports and competitions.
During the last ten years, Dougie has worked across many broadcast genres including six years reporting for BBC's Holiday, Summer Holiday and Holiday's Out programmes. He co-presented The Kirsty Wark Show and The Big Country, BBC Scotland's guide to leisure activities north of the border and spent two weeks as guest presenter on ITV's This Morning.
In a past life, Dougie was founder member and drummer with the band Deacon Blue with whom he recorded and toured for eight years. He still plays with the band when commitments allow. His expertise in music has helped when presenting The Score for Channel 4, Och Around The Clock, a history of 'Jock n Roll'; T in the Park for BBC Scotland; and The Blues and Soul Show.
Dougie is a much sought-after host for corporate events and award ceremonies and his recent clients include The Post Office, Nat West Bank, Show Racism The Red Card, Ford Motors, Clydesdale Bank, The Scottish Office, RBS and The Royal Scottish National Orchestra.