12 Facts About Archie Macpherson


Archibald "Archie" Macpherson was born on 1937 and is a Scottish football commentator and author.


Archie Macpherson has been commentating on Scottish football, via both radio and television, for over four decades.


Archie Macpherson's father had played as a centre forward for Shettleston, Dalry Thistle and Largs Thistle.


Archie Macpherson has worked for the BBC, STV, Eurosport, Setanta Sports, Radio Clyde and Talksport although he initially struggled to gain a foothold in broadcasting.


Archie Macpherson continued to work as a teacher until 1969 when he joined the BBC on a full-time basis and remained with the corporation until 1990.


Archie Macpherson has made his own personal appearances within Scottish popular culture.


Archie Macpherson was the regular figure of the BBC TV network's sport coverage.


Archie Macpherson had appeared on Grandstand for the Scottish football league results and presented some sports bulletin in Breakfast Time when Bob Wilson or David Icke was on the day-off.


Archie Macpherson's popularity saw him elected as Rector of the University of Edinburgh in 1985, defeating Teddy Taylor, Margo MacDonald and Richard Demarco.


Archie Macpherson was recognised at the 2005 Scottish BAFTA ceremony, picking up a prize for "Special Contribution to Scottish Broadcasting".


Archie Macpherson became famous for his appearances on STV's Scotsport, which aired highlights from the Scottish Premier League on Monday nights during the football season, until its axe in 2008.


Archie Macpherson provides match predictions and analysis for betting-shop chain Ladbrokes.