Neil Drysdale

Image of Neil Drysdale Neil Drysdale is an award-winning sports journalist, who worked for Scotland on Sunday from 1988 to 2002 and covered some of the world's biggest events, including the 1995 Rugby World Cup, the 1998 football World Cup and the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He now works for STV and The Herald newspaper, as well as compiling crosswords and contributing blogs to a number of publications.

He has written four previous books, including a bestselling biography of Walter Smith, a richly-acclaimed account of Freuchie's march to the home of cricket, Lord's, in 1985, and a highly-praised history of Borders rugby. He lives in Aberdeen with his wife, Dianne, and their cat, Bark.