The Bill McLaren Foundation Presents

Dollar Academy Bicentenary Sports Dinner

Sat 27 Apr 19:00 PM - 00:00 AM @ Prestonfield House


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Drink on arrival - 3 course dinner - Black Tie

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Table of 10

Drink on arrival - 3 course dinner - Black Tie


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The ethos of “work hard, be kind, and get involved” applies to all aspects of life at Dollar and these values, along with sportsmanship and fair play, have been an integral part of our sporting provision over the past two centuries. As we continue our Bicentenary celebrations, we are delighted to announce details of a special Sports Dinner which will be held on 27 April 2019 at Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh, in conjunction with the Bill McLaren Foundation.

An invitation to this memorable evening is extended to current and former parents, former pupils and the extended Dollar Academy community.

This promises to be an opportunity to enjoy fabulous food and drinks with friends, and be entertained by stories from speakers who have represented their sport at an international level.

Special guests

Sean Fitzpatrick
Widely regarded as one of the finest players to come from New Zealand. He played for the All Blacks 92 times from 1986 and was a member of the 1987 victorious side that won the inaugural World Cup. By the time he retired in 1997, he was a renowned and formidable skipper on and off the field. Sean is a pundit for Sky and other broadcasters, and has several business interests including inspirational speaking engagements.

Hannah Miley
Multi talented British competitive swimmer, based near Aberdeen, who has competed at the highest levels in world swimming. Hannah has won 36 medals representing Great Britain and Scotland in the Olympics, World, European and Commonwealth games both as a junior and senior. She has won several awards for her unstinting commitment to her sport.

Eilidh Doyle
British track athlete born in Perth who specialises in 400 metres hurdles but also is a member of the GB 4 x 400 metres relay team. In a glittering career Eilidh has won Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medals and in 2017, was elected by her team-mates to be Captain of the GB Team for the World Athletics Championship in London.

Your hosts for the evening:

Jill Douglas
Sports presenter working across broadcasting channels covering several sports including rugby, cycling, Olympic disciplines and snooker to name a few. Jill has a strong association with the Scottish borders where she grew up in Hawick. Apart from rugby, Jill was the first face to present and create excitement around cycling at the time Chris Hoy burst onto the scene.

Rory Lawson (FP)
Head Boy and captain of rugby in 1998 /99, after university Rory became a professional rugby player at Edinburgh, Gloucester and Newcastle before injury cut short his career. He won 31 caps for Scotland, captaining the team on 5 occasions including the famous victory against South Africa in 2010. He is following in his grandfather, Bill McLaren's footsteps, as a rugby commentator with Premier Sports, who cover the Pro 14 championship, and the BBC.

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