Bob Crampsey, Scottish writer and broadcaster dies aged 78

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Veteran sports broadcaster Bob Crampsey died aged 78 after a long illness. He became a part of the BBC Radio Scotland Sportsound team in 1987 and remained a popular fixture there until his retirement in 2001.

Crampsey was noted for his encyclopaedic knowledge of football and also won the BBC’s Brain of Britain competition in 1965. He preceded his career in journalism with work as a history teacher.

He had contributed to a range of sports programmes on BBC Scotland, Scottish Television and Radio Clyde. Over the past 40 years, he also wrote a column for Glasgow’s evening times entitled Now You Know, answering readers’ sports history questions.

Crampsey is survived by his wife of 50 years, and four daughters.

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