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Famous Presenters from Scotland

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List of notable or famous presenters from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top presenters born in Scotland and even some popular presenters who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish presenters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These presenters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known presenter from Scotland is included when available.

This is a list that includes people like Craig Ferguson and John Barrowman.

This historic presenters from Scotland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Scottish presenters of note?" and "Who are the most famous presenters from Scotland?" These prominent presenters of Scotland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Scottish presenters.

Use this list of renowned Scottish presenters to discover some new presenters that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    BirthplaceSimshill, United Kingdom

    Alan Bernard Brazil (born 15 June 1959) is a Scottish broadcaster and former football player, most notably for Ipswich Town, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and internationally for Scotland. He...  more
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    Alastair Borthwick

    Dec. at 90 (1913-2003)

    BirthplaceRutherglen, United Kingdom

    Alastair Charles Borthwick OBE (17 February 1913 – 25 September 2003) was a Scottish author and broadcaster whose books recorded the popularisation of climbing as a working class sport in Scotland,...  more
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    Ali Abbasi

    Dec. at 42 (1961-2004)

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    Ali Abbasi (Urdu: علی عبّاسی) (August 1961 – 30 July 2004) was a Pakistani-born Scottish television presenter, born in Karachi. He moved from Pakistan to Glasgow, in 1963, with his parents as a...  more
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    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Andrew William Stevenson Marr (born 31 July 1959) is a British political commentator and television presenter. Beginning his career as a political commentator, he subsequently edited The Independent...  more
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    Andy Gray

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Andrew Mullen Gray (born 30 November 1955) is a Scottish retired footballer who played for several clubs in Scotland and England, while also representing his country. He was the lead football pundit...  more
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    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland

    Andrew Francis Walker (born 6 April 1965 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a striker for several clubs in Scotland and England, including Motherwell, Celtic, Bolton...  more
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    Angus Purden

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceLanarkshire, United Kingdom

    Angus Purden (born circa 1974) is a Scottish television presenter. A former Mr. Scotland and model, he wrote for a Scottish newspaper and is now best known for presenting do-it-yourself and Scottish...  more
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    Ashley Gisele Mulheron (born 8 February 1983) is a Scottish actress and television presenter. Mulheron trained as an actress on the one-year course at Central School of Speech and Drama in London....  more
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    Bill Knox

    Age: 93

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Glasgow

    William (Bill) Knox (1928 – March 1999) was a Scottish author, journalist and broadcaster, best known for his crime novels and for presenting the long-running STV series Crimedesk. Born in Glasgow,...  more
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    Bill Leckie is a Scottish Sports journalist and broadcaster who currently writes for the Scottish edition of The Sun newspaper.Leckie also does commentary on Scottish Football League matches for BBC...  more
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    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Carol Patricia Smillie (born 23 December 1961) is a Scottish television presenter, actress, entrepreneur, humanist celebrant, and a former model. Smillie became famous as a presenter on British TV...  more
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    Carrie Gracie (Chinese: 凱瑞; born 1962) is a Scottish journalist best-known as having been the China editor for BBC News. She resigned from this post at the beginning of January 2018, citing what...  more
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    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland

    Clive Mason (born 1954) is a Deaf Scottish presenter and actor....  more
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    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

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    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland, UK

    Craig Ferguson (born 17 May 1962) is a Scottish-American television host, comedian, author, and actor. He hosted the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game (2014–17), for which he won two Daytime...  more

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    BirthplaceKilmacolm, Scotland

    Robert Dallas Campbell (born 17 September 1970) is a British television presenter and television and stage actor, best known as a presenter on the factual Channel 5 series The Gadget Show in 2008 and...  more
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    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Daniel Frederick Wallace (born 16 November 1976) is a British filmmaker, comedian, writer, actor, and presenter of radio and television. His notable works include the books Join Me, Yes Man, voice...  more
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    David Grant

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    BirthplaceElderslie, United Kingdom

    Douglas "Dougie" Vipond (born 15 October 1966) is a Scottish broadcaster and drummer....  more
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    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Gavin William James Esler (born 27 February 1953) is a Scottish journalist, television presenter and author. He was a main presenter on BBC Two's flagship political analysis programme, Newsnight,...  more
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    BirthplacePerth, United Kingdom

    Gillian McKeith (born 28 September 1959) is a Scottish television presenter, nutritionist and writer. She is the former host in the UK of Channel 4's You Are What You Eat and Granada Television's Dr...  more
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    Gordon Kennedy (born 22 February 1958) is a Scottish actor....  more
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    BirthplaceEast Kilbride, Scotland

    Iain Simpson Stewart (born 1964) is a Scottish geologist, UNESCO Chair in Geoscience and Society, and Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth and also a member of the...  more
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    BirthplaceEdinburgh, Scotland

    Jack Docherty is a Scottish writer, actor, presenter and producer....  more
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    BirthplaceEurasia, Milltown of Rothiemay, United Kingdom

    Alexander James "Jim" Naughtie FRSE (surname pronounced ; born 9 August 1951) is a British radio and news presenter for the BBC. From 1994 until 2015 he was one of the main presenters of Radio 4's...  more