- Scottish Rugby Senior Internationalist with 65 Caps
- Captain of the Barbarians against the All-Blacks – (1993.)
- Captain of the Scottish 7-a-side rugby team.
- Member of the Scottish Premier Rugby League championship winning team (1996/97)
- Melrose Sevens Winner’s medal (1997)
- Awarded Honorary Degree from Edinburgh University for Services to Sport and Rugby (2012).
“I first picked-up a rugby ball when I was just 7 years old. Growing up in a family of 4 boys, sport was part and parcel of my childhood and it’s where I derived such pleasure for being involved in sport and physical activity. My principal goal however, was always to represent my country and I was first honoured with the captaincy of the Scottish Schools’ rugby side out of George Watson’s College in 1982. In January 1986, one month before my 21st birthday, I was awarded my first senior Scottish cap when the national side took on France. For eleven fabulous and exciting seasons, I was honoured to be ever- present in the Scotland team, recording such notable achievements as The Grand Slam of 1990, playing in 3 Rugby World Cups as well as playing for the famous British & Irish Lions. Retiring from international rugby in 1997, my broadcasting initiation followed soon after when I was selected to cover the Rugby World Cup in 1999. I was subsequently appointed “main match commentator” for Scotsport Rugby Roundup. With the growing popularity of rugby worldwide, I was delighted to note that rugby-sevens has been included in the sporting roll-call for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and now that my goals are set off the pitch, I am aiming to being involved in the Games in a broadcasting capacity. Nevertheless, man cannot live by rugby alone and as a keen golfer with a bandit handicap of 18, I have spent many happy hours playing and making contacts on the golf course. Running, swimming and mountain-biking complete my sporting passions. However, home is really where my heart is and I am ever- grateful to my all-time biggest supporter – my lovely wife Jenny with whom I share our two children, Corey and Kerry-Anne.”
– January 2015