Thomson, Ron

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Thomson, Ron Gender: M
born on 5 September 1929 at 00:15 (= 12:15 AM )
Place Dundee, Scotland, 56n28, 3w0
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 11°55' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 01°24 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 08°46'


Scottish journalist who reported for local newspapers including Dundee Courier, Daily Herald, Sunday Mail and Sunday Express.

He was also a reporter and presenter for Grampian Television's regional news programmes (News and Views, Grampian Today, North Tonight) for over 25 years, latterly as a correspondent at Grampian's Dundee newsroom covering Tayside and North East Fife.

He also wrote and presented a number of non-news programmes for the station including On The Road Again and a number of About Britain documentaries for the ITV network.

Thomson was awarded an MBE in 1991 for his services to journalism and after retiring from Grampian in the early 1990s, continued to write weekly columns for the Dundee Courier.

Ron Thomson died in February 2004 after a long illness, aged 74.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1991 (MBE)

Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record. Same data found in Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (MBE)