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Tuesday 6 November 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Volunteer Hall, Galashiels, TD1 3JX

Doddie Weir: My Name’5 Doddie

Tickets £15.00 (concessions £13.00)

Doddie Weir’s much anticipated autobiography is published on October 25th and we invite you to join us to celebrate the achievements of this great Borderer.

A giant in all respects, Doddie played 61 times for Scotland and was a British Lion in the 1997 tour of South Africa. And just as Doddie dealt with the raw physicality of rugby as a second row forward, he has also squared up to the even greater challenge of dealing with a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease with a unique mixture of grit and geniality.

Doddie’s book is packed with wonderfully funny anecdotes from his life and career but perhaps most remarkably it shows the compassionate side of a game played with great aggression and commitment. Before Scotland played New Zealand on 18th November 2017, 67,000 fans stood and cheered Doddie and his teenage sons to the rafters as they came on to present the match ball. They saluted a great and charismatic player with love and respect. Doddie walked on to the pitch with immense dignity to raise awareness for his charity, My Name’5 Doddie and its efforts to raise cash for Motor Neurone Disease and make grants available to those who suffer from it. 

Doddie was irresistible to watch – and he is wonderful, funny and charismatic company. Come and listen to him and the co-author of his autobiography Stewart Weir talk to Alistair Moffat about his life and career.

The autobiography will be on sale at the venue, with a book signing after the event.


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