Entertainment

Hazel Irvine

Hazel Irvine
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.

Jimmy Logan OBE

Jimmy Logan
An Entertainment Legend

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.

Daniel McCoshan

Daniel McCoshan and Dame Joan Sutherland
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.

Alexander McLean Cameron

Alexander McLean Cameron
“Sexy Lexy” Music Hall Legend

Alexander ("Lex") McLean Cameron was born in Clydebank in 1908. After leaving school he was, briefly an apprentice in John Brown & Co's Clydebank Shipyard.

Neil Mitchell

Neil Mitchell
Musician, Songwriter and Wet Wet Wet member

Neil Mitchell was born on the 8th June 1965 in Helensburgh. He is a talented musician who has risen to prominence as a member of the Scottish quartet Wet Wet Wet.

The quartet formed at Clydebank High School in Clydebank, Scotland, in 1982, under the name Vortex Motion.