David Leggat

David Leggat
David Leggat is in his sixties and has now retired from newspapers after a career in journalism which spanned 46 years, most of them as a sports writer, covering mainly football, but also boxing and golf. He worked in England in the last great days of Fleet Street for the Daily Express and Sunday People in the 1970s and 80s and returned home to Scotland to work for the People, the Sunday Mail, the Scottish Daily Express, the People(again) and finally a two year stint freelancing for the Scottish Sunday Express. As well as being a football fanatic he loves to listen to jazz, especially when played by Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and Dexter Gordon and he is also fanatical about the merits of the Great American Songbook as written by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart and Johnny Mercer, etc. He loves old western movies and his claim to fame is he once had a drink with John Wayne. David’s biographies of Rangers legends Bill Struth and Davie Cooper will be published later in 2013, following on from Great Scot: The James Scotland Symon Story (Black & White, 2012)