Rugby legend Doddie Weir gets set to receive the Edinburgh Award

George ‘Doddie’ Weir has been preparing to receive the esteemed Edinburgh Award 2018.

Impressions of the former Scottish rugby star’s hands have been cast in clay, pictured, by Leigh Bradley of the Colin Braid Stone Workshop, ready to bHandprints Doddiee carved into stone.

The handprints will be gilded and laid outside the City Chambers next to the prints of previous Edinburgh Award recipients and unveiled by the Lord Provost at a special ceremony in November.

The Edinburgh-born 48 year-old began his professional rugby career at Melrose RFC, before going on to become one of the most successful and well-loved members of Scotland’s National Team and for the Newcastle Falcons.

After announcing in 2017 that he had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Doddie has raised thousands of pounds to help research causes and cures for MND through his charitable foundation, My Name’5 Doddie.

 

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