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Keywords: broadcasters, football match commentators, Glasgow Golf Club, Greenock Morton FC, journalists, rectors, Scotsport, stramashes, telephones, television presenters, University of Glasgow

Arthur Montford getting the latest sports news.

Born in Glasgow, Montford was raised in Greenock where he acquired a lifelong love for the local football team, Morton. He became a sports journalist and radio broadcaster before joining Scottish Television in 1957 to present its new sports programme, Scotsport. Montford became famous for his eccentric choice of sports jackets. His dramatic exclamations and phrases during match commentaries became part of Scottish popular culture, and included "what a stramash", "up go the heads", and (all too frequently) "Disaster for Scotland". He retired in 1989 having presented more than 2,000 editions of Scotsport.

Montford was President and captain of Glasgow Golf Club, and was Rector of the University of Glasgow, 1974-1977.

Reproduced with the permission of the Herald and Evening Times, (c) SMG Newspapers Ltd



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