Kilted Hollywood star Dougray Scott as chieftain at 2002 Highland Games in Fife

Dougray Scott donned full Highland dress when he was appointed chieftain to Markinch Highland Games in 2002.

Monday, 7th December 2020, 12:20 pm
Fife born actor Dougray Scott was the chieftain at Markinch Highland Games in 2002
Fife born actor Dougray Scott was the chieftain at Markinch Highland Games in 2002

The actor, who found fame starring alongside Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible2, returned to his roots in Fife to be part of the town's day.

Dougray grew up in the neighbouring town of Glenrothes, and met more than a few familiar faces trackside as he spent the day at the games.

These photos will spark memories of the day a Hollywood star dropped in on Markinch’s famous Highland Games ...

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Dougray Scott with two of the heavyweight competitors
Dougray watches the competition in Markinch
Dougray Scott addresses the large crowd at the 2002 games
Dougray resplendent in Highland dress chats with games officials
Dougray Scott even tried his hand at the bagpipes!
Dougray Scott also marked his return to Markinch in 2002 for the town's Highland Games to send his support to there campaign to build a Maggie's Cancer Centre in Fife, signing a t-short which was auctioned to raise funds
There may have been Hollywood stardust at the games, but Highland dancers still faced the long wait to find out if they'd won
The pipes and drums were in full flow at the games in 2002
Markinch Highland Games 2002 when Hollywood star Dougray Scott was the chieftain
Markinch Highland Games 2002 when Hollywood star Dougray Scott was the chieftain
Three young Highland dancers at Markinch Highland Games 2002 when Hollywood star Dougray Scott was the chieftain