20 January, 2020

Doddie Weir at Winter Words 2020

Scottish rugby legend George Wilson, better known to the world as Doddie Weir, will return to Winter Words Festival at Pitlochry Festival Theatre on Thursday, 13 February at 3pm, with his unique brand of humour and positive thinking, especially welcome after having, sadly, had to miss last year’s event.

Doddie is instantly recognisable as a national treasure, especially in his trademark tartan suit. Over the decades he has made everyone - from rugby fans to royalty - laugh at his one-liners and life observations. Now he’s taken the advice of many and written down his mottos, mantras and secrets to enjoying life! In The World According to Doddie, he brings us his favourite lessons for life in his uniquely hilarious, thought-provoking and life-affirming style, all while explaining how he manages to smile against the odds.

Doddie started playing rugby in 1990, and became a mainstay of the Scotland team, winning 61 caps and scoring 19 points from four tries, Doddie Weir was a fan-favourite of the Scottish crowd, before retiring in 2004. Then, in 2017, Doddie announced he had motor neurone disease in a bid to help promote Global MND Awareness day.

He then set up his foundation, My Name’5 Doddie which has now raised more than £5m for MND research and is now joining the largest ever trial of drugs tackling motor neurone disease (MND), described by researchers as the biggest development in a generation. Awarded an OBE in the 2019 New Year's Honours for services both to rugby and MND research, he also received Sports Personality of the Year, Helen Rollason Award for ‘outstanding achievement in the face of adversity’ in December.

This will be a very special evening, listening to Doddie, talk over his funny, moving and fascinating life, sporting career and inspirational fund-raising journey, along with the chance to meet the rugby icon and get his book signed after the event. Doddie will make you laugh, make you cry, and send you home with his own brand of positive thinking, in his A-Z of Life And How To Live It!

To book your tickets, call the Box Office team on 01796 484626 or click here to book online

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