Fred is one of Scotland's best loved comedians who began his comedy career at the age of 31 making a dramatic move from his former occupation as an accountant. He has regularly performed at the Edinburgh Festival and toured with his own stand up show as well as appearing at the JUST FOR LAUGHS Festival in Montreal. He made many guest appearances on shows such as HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU and THEY THINK IT'S ALL OVER before co-hosting the hugely popular MCCOIST AND MACAULAY. In addition, Fred has been involved in more than ten series with the BBC in Scotland and the UK. He hosted BBC Radio Scotland's morning show from 1997 until 2015 and is a regular panelist on the prestigious Radio 4 production THE NEWS QUIZ, also appearing on JUST A MINUTE and I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T A CLUE. He is much in demand for after dinner entertainment and awards presentations throughout the UK and his work has also taken him to America, France, Hong Kong, Sweden, Iceland and Australia. Married with three children, Fred's a keen skier and a golfer with a temporarily high handicap and is currently Rector of Dundee University.