Doddie Weir OBE
Doddie Weir, centre, with former SRUC classmates Hamish Dykes and David Ireland ahead of the 2018 charity match
We were saddened to learn of the death of Doddie Weir OBE – who gained an HND in Agriculture at SRUC – at the weekend. He was just 52.
The former Scotland rugby star, whose brave fight against MND captured the hearts of people around the world, leaves behind an incredible legacy that goes far beyond sport.
His My Name’5 Doddie Foundation has raised millions of pounds in the fight against the degenerative disease, with which he was diagnosed six years ago.
We were honoured, back in 2018, when Doddie attended a charity rugby match between former SRUC alumni – including some of his old Agriculture classmates – and current students.
Just as valuable as the thousands of pounds raised for Doddie’s charity that day was the inspirational speech Doddie gave to our students afterwards. Even when talking about such a serious subject, he spoke with gusto, with warmth and with his unforgettable sense of humour. It is a moment those students will treasure forever.
Doddie Weir was an inspiration, he was one-of-a-kind and we are proud to have known him.
The thoughts of everyone at SRUC are with Doddie’s family.
Professor Wayne Powell
Principal and Chief Executive
Posted by SRUC on 28/11/2022