Hamish is a Scottish football stalwart of 50 years, Scottish Cup Finals, countless Hampdens, Wembley and that wonderful stramash of a night in Paris. A veteran of 2 World Cups, Euro 96 and more, he has experienced the lows, the highs and the lows of Scottish Fitba.
A regular in the Fitba press and radio he is often asked to put Scotland and its eternal ability to grasp glorious failure from the jaws of victory into perspective.
Kilts, risk assessment for bagpipes, never mind fur licences for sporrans, the world’s media turns to Hamish to make sense of it all. A game in Macedonia, why not get the bus?
Humorous anecdotes and Tartan Army tales will entertain an audience and provide motivation to a corporate audience.
Living in Ayr, home to Robert Burns, Hamish reflects in his Immortal Memory on the national bard’s influence on our Nation and our national game. Burns has heroes; Wallace and Bruce who provide the spirit and values that inspired Jock Stein, Bill Shankly and Matt Busby.
Hamish has his own heroes; Denis Law, Baxter, Bremner, McFadden and points to the importance these genius have on the modern day Scotland fan.
“But och, I backward cast my e’eRobert Burns
On (Scotland’s) prospects drear
An forfit, tho’ I canna’ see
I guess an’ fear”