Biography of Alastair Kellock
Alastair Kellock was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of the University (DUniv) jointly with Gregor Townsend from the University of Glasgow during the Commemoration Day ceremony on 15th June 2016 for their contribution to rugby and community engagement.
Alastair Kellock was born 14th June 1981 in Bishopbriggs and studied management at the University of Glasgow. He is a well-known rugby player who has played with teams including: the Barbarians, the Edinburgh Gunners and latterly the Glasgow Warriors. In his last season with Glasgow Warriors the team won the Pro 12, the first major trophy won by a Scottish side. He has also played for the Scottish national team, for which he achieved 56 caps, and in 2009 assumed the captaincy with the side famously beating Australia at Murrayfield.
Following his career as a professional rugby player he started a new role as Scottish Rugby Ambassador & Commercial Operations Manager at BT Murrayfield and speaks about his experiences.