Profile

Frank Gilfeather is an experienced journalist, broadcaster and public relations consultant.

Born in Dundee, he moved to Aberdeen in April 1969 as a news reporter on the Press & Journal and the Evening Express. He was one of the evening paper's first industrial writers when oil began to grab the headlines in the early 1970s. Later he became chief sportswriter and deputy sports editor on the Evening Express.

He left Aberdeen Journals in 1977 and was a freelance journalist for more than three years, working on news and sport for a number of national newspapers, BBC Radio Scotland and Grampian Television.

Frank joined Grampian Television's staff as sports correspondent in 1980 and covered the successful European campaign of Aberdeen Football Club and other successes during the club's memorable era under Sir Alex Ferguson. He later turned his journalistic expertise to television news reporting, producing and presenting and has covered two general elections which included live reports for ITN News.

He set up Frank Gilfeather Associates in 1989 and still applies his journalistic expertise to his PR work and for the benefit of numerous national newspapers. In addition to reporting for Sky Sports Gillette Soccer Saturday, he hosts a weekly current affairs phone-in/discussion programme for Northsound radio.

A former columnist on The Herald, he now covers football for that newspaper as well as for its sister title, the Sunday Herald. Frank also reports on football for the Times, which he has represented in Athens, Belgrade, Madrid, Munich and Pamplona in recent years.

He pens a weekly current affairs column for the Evening Express in Aberdeen and his book, Confessions of a Highland Hero, a ghost-written autobiography of Steve Paterson, the former football manager, was published by Birlinn in 2009. The book was released in paperback in the summer of 2010. Frank's second book, Ross County: From Highland League to Hampden (Birlinn), which charts the history and rise of County and their fairytale season of 2010 when they reached the Scottish Cup final, was published in June 2010.

His years as a journalist and broadcaster as well as his experience as a public relations consultant has allowed him to build an impressive list of contacts not only in the media but in the fields of sport, the arts, business and politics.

Frank is a former Scottish amateur boxing champion and internationalist. In November 1991, his play, The Harp & the Violet, was produced at Dundee Rep.


Frank Gilfeather

Frank Gilfeather

Frank Gilfeather Associates
29 Stanley Street
Aberdeen
AB10 6US

E: frank@gilfeather.co.uk
T: +44(0)1224 588510