Dougie Donnelly was born in Glasgow and attended the Hamilton Academy before taking a law degree at the University of Strathclyde.
His career is broadcasting began in 1979 when he presented Radio Clyde's mid-morning show.
Dougie is the main presenter of BBC Scotland's sport output, a position held since 1980, fronting Sportscene with its main sports of football and rugby.
In 1992, Dougie joined up as a presenter and reporter with the award-winning BBC Network team that presented the Olympic Games from Barcelona and the European Football Championships from Sweden.
In 1996, Dougie took part in the presentation of the same sporting double bill, working on the Euro 96 Championships in England and the centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta.
In early 1996, Dougie presented network coverage of World Championship snooker, bowls and darts, and the Benson & Hedges snooker
Golf featured regularly on Dougie's 1996 schedule.
In addition to covering the Open, he was involved in the Volvo PGA, the Loch Lomond World Invitation Tournament and the World Match Play.
Outside of his broadcasting activities, Dougie remains a sports enthusiast and a keen golfer.