4 February, 2019

Scottish Rugby Legend, Doddie Weir talks at Winter Words

As the buzz about the Six Nations Championship builds around the Scottish victory against Italy, what better time to go along to Winter Words at Pitlochry Festival Theatre on Friday, 15 February, 6pm, to hear Scottish rugby legend George Wilson, better known to the world as Doddie, talk about his life and career.

Weir started playing rugby for Stewart's Melville College in Edinburgh, first playing internationally as lock 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 - involving progressive damage to nerves, and leading to muscle wastage - in a bid to help promote Global MND awareness day, highlighting how there is currently no cure, and most patients diagnosed with this illness die within three years of developing symptoms. Doddie then set up his foundation, My Name’5 Doddie, and on BBC One's The One Show he told how his charity had now raised more than £1 million to help find treatments and a cure.

Doddie Weir was awarded an OBE in the 2019 New Year's Honours for services both to rugby and MND research, as well as the community in the Scottish Borders.

This will be a very special evening, listening to Doddie, along with his ghost writer, Stewart Weir, talk over his funny, moving and fascinating exposé of Doddie’s life, sporting career and inspirational fund-raising journey, along with the chance to meet the rugby icon and get his booked signed after the event.

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

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