Andy Cameron M.B.E. Scottish comedian, TV, Radio presenter and after dinner speaker is one of the most popular comedy stars in Scotland.
Andy appears regularly in theatres, hotels and cabaret venues throughout the country. Andy’s talent is making people laugh and in this he is second to none. As a stand up comedian and after dinner entertainer Andy Cameron is quite simply one of the best ever.
A star of TV Radio and Theatre with a host of awards and a hit record Andy is a brilliantly topical and is in demand as a host and auctioneer for charity balls corporate parties, Lunches and Sports nights
He entered show business when he was 32, initially working in clubs. His act as a football hooligan led to him becoming a top comedy act in Scottish football clubs. He is probably best known for writing and performing the football anthem “Ally’s Tartan Army” for the Scotland national football team’s appearance at the 1978 World Cup. It went to #6 in the UK Singles Chart and led to two appearances on Top of the Pops in 1978. Andy also released a song in the 70’s for his beloved Glasgow Rangers – ‘The Greatest Team of All’ – which still appears on the odd Rangers compilation album.
In 1975 he came second in New Faces leading to several appearances on variety shows such as Live at Her Majesty’s with Jimmy Tarbuck and Tarby and Friends.
He was voted Radio Personality of the year in 1984. He had his own series on BBC Scotland in 1979 and again in 1982. He was awarded Scottish Television Personality of the Year for his 1983 series called It’s Andy Cameron.
In the early 1980s he was invited to speak in debates at Cambridge and Oxford Universities alongside Arnold Brown and James Naughtie.
In 1984, Andy presented STV’s Hogmanay show. The following year he presented the BBC Scotland Hogmanay show, and continued to do so until 1989. His last Hogmanay appearance was in 1990, in a short programme called Andy’s Scottish Filling which preceded the live BBC Hogmanay Show.
In 1994 Andy joined the cast of Take the High Road, the STV soap. He played a character called Chic Cherry, until the last episode in 2003.
Andy Cameron was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to entertainment and charity in Glasgow
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