Versatile TV & Radio Broadcaster, Youngest Presenter of Grandstand and winner of Royal Television Society Award
Hazel Irvine was born on May 26, 1965 at St Andrews. She moved to Cardross with her family when she was young and was educated at Hermitage Academy.
Hazel’s broadcasting career began in 1986 as a production assistant with Radio Clyde. She moved into sport a year later when she joined Scottish Television as a reporter
Hazel is now one of BBC Sport’s most experienced, versatile and recognisable broadcasters and the face of its snooker and athletics coverage. In golf, she is the anchor for the Women’s Open and co-presenter on The Open, The Masters, The Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup.
World famous Helensburgh resident, Jimmy Logan OBE was born James Short in Dennistoun, Glasgow, on the 4th April 1928. Raised almost in the proverbial backstage trunk, the boy Jimmy was one of five children. Logan was part of a family of entertainers beginning with his parents who were the music hall act Short and Dalziel, whilst his Aunt ,from whom he took his stage surname, was Ella Logan, star of Broadway musicals.
From Helensburgh's Gardens to Covent Garden's Stage
When he became a choirboy at St.Michael’s Church, young Daniel McCoshan sang part of Handel’s ‘Messiah’. Little did he realise the role that its music would play in his future…..
Daniel McCoshan was born in Helensburgh in 1920, and grew up to be a popular and familiar figure locally. He lost his left eye in an accident at the age of 6 but this disability was not to hamper his path to success in later life.