Dougie Robertson is booked by many companies & charities to compere their events with his sound engineer. They create a fun, entertaining event helping promote sponsors and provide information about the charity together with giving encouragement to participants in their endeavours.
These have included:
Monachyle Mhor Hidden Glen 10K 2017
Tay Fitness Killin 10k & fun run 2016 & 2017
Mhor 84 running festival 2016 & 2017
The Great Scottish Toddle 2016 & 2017
The Great Scottish Tattie Run 2016 & 2017
Resolution Run for The Stroke Association March 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
Scottish Love in Action Fireworks Extravaganza 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 at Myreside & Goldenacare in 2016, Edinburgh
Burntisland Fireworks 2016
Hopetoun House Fireworks 2015 & 2016
Glencoe Marathon 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
Etape Royale 2015 & 2016
Pedal for Scotland 2016
The Great Pentlands Push 2014, 2015 & 2016
Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon 2014, 2015 & 2016
The Great Scottish Walk and Running festival 2016
Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
Sport Relief 2012 (Holyrood Park), 2014 & 2016 (Princes Street Gardens) for Sainsburys Sport Relief Games in Edinburgh
Meadowbank Sports Stadium Fireworks Display 2014 & 2015, Edinburgh
Quartermile Summer Charity Tournament
Tesco Bank 4 Abbeys challenge (for four years, since inception)
Maggies Monster Bike & Hike
Edinburgh 7s festival
Sky Ride at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh
Barnardo’s Cairngorm Challenge (five years)
Since 2013, Dougie and his sound engineer have worked with Mazda and the MX-5 owners club around the U.K; namely Pitlochry (2013), Gaydon motor museum (2014 & 2017), Oulton Park (2015) & Kelmarsh hall (2015). Dougie was delighted to be asked to unveil, seen for the first time outdoors, the beautiful Mark 4.
Scottish Love in Action Fireworks Extravaganza at Myreside, Edinburgh
Just a quick email to say an ENORMOUS thank you for your fantastic performance at the fireworks event last night. It was brilliant and the audience were truly enjoying all the banter... you really engaged with them and brought a lively energy to the whole event!
Susan Inch from Scottish Love in Action
Thank you so much for yesterday your team was excellent and you and Malcolm did a brilliant job.
Colin McRae, Executive Director, Scottish Love in Action.
Resolution Run for The Stroke Association
Working with Dougie and Buena Vista Entertainments has been fantastic. He listened to what we were hoping to do and very quickly grasped the concept of our event. His enthusiasm on the day and his professionalism throughout has been brilliant and we couldn’t recommend him more highly.
Karen Hodgins Fundraising Manager for Scotland at The Stroke Association
Sport Relief: The Edinburgh Mile You did a fantastic job and we really appreciate it.
Kirsty Ley, Rare Management
Dougie is also the compere of choice for Maximillion Events, at their family fun days and corporate events, having worked with them for over 13 years. Sarah Esslemont, operations director at Maximillion Events, wrote:
“All the team were very impressed with your enthusiasm and the way you worked with the guests. Thanks again for today – thought you were great and really kept it going”.
A video presenting Commercial break for Maximillion Events can be found here
2013 was the year WildFox Events started to book Dougie for all of their Scottish charity challenges, now an official partner with them, providing PA, a sound engineer and all of their compere requirements.
Mike McCloy, from WildFox Events, wrote this after their Glencoe Marathon:
“A massive thank you from all at WildFox. You're energy and meticulous attention to detail helped us deliver a special atmosphere that was in fitting with the effort our participants put into to make it to the finish line!”
Sarah Gardiner, director at Artisan Events, wrote:
Really great to work with you, no question, you are a standout compere, terrific voice and great attitude.
Cateran Yomp: Morag Neville, Event co-ordinator at Alliance Trust (principal sponsors of the event) wrote:Thank you so much for all your help on Saturday at the Yomp. I am surprised you had any voice left by the end – I was so amazed that you were still able to be as enthusiastic with the last Yompers as you were with the first ones through. That is some skill! We were so grateful and your enthusiasm made a huge difference to so many people. Thank you very much indeed and we are already looking forward to next year!
Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon: Elizabeth Robertson from Mercy Corps (one of the charities at this event) wrote:I just wanted to drop you a line very quickly to say THANK YOU for your amazing job on Saturday!! You were a great compere and kept our many wet and tired volunteers motivated to the end!
The Cateran Yomp 2017: Louise Orford from The Soldiers' Charity (charity beneficiary) wrote I just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge thank you for another fantastic Yomp weekend. Your enthusiasm at the start line and the Bronze finish is brilliant, I can never understand how you keep going at that level for so long, such great energy and we know all the participants love having you there and it gives them a real boost!
Images graciously provided by Malcolm Cochrane Photography & Ed Smith Photography at the WildFox Events, Andrew Jack at SLA Fireworks Extravaganza and, for Sport Relief 2014, Sally Cuthbert Photography
Video linksDougie hosting Commercial break
for Maximillion EventsDarth Vader - Dougie style at the Meadowbank Sports Stadium fireworks 2014!
Thanks to Graeme Brodie, and his kids for laughing in the background!Dougie at the Scottish Love in Action fireworks 2013
Thanks to Tony Miller