Alison has more than twenty years of experience working with the BBC in television and radio.
She now freelances for different international broadcasting organisations, including Olympic Broadcasting. Alison is also an established live event host and after dinner speaker.  Watch out for her tickling audiences at Burns Suppers. As well as sport, she has reported on elections, business, travel and education. 
Alison is a voting member of BAFTA, a founder member of Scottish Women in Sport, first woman on the Board of the SPFL Trust as well as a Research Associate at Portsmouth University.


Alison Walker was the first female voice to be heard reporting on live football for the BBC in the 90's. Since then she has been all over the world covering sport.

She has reported on nine Olympic Games, four Commonwealth Games and two Ryder Cups.

During her time at the BBC, she had an eight year stint presenting the sports news on the flagship news programme Reporting Scotland. She has presented a multitude of sports for the BBC from football, golf, rugby and shinty to badminton, curling and swimming and has been lucky enough to interview hundreds of sports stars from Usain Bolt to Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps and Pele. Interviewing Eve Muirhead after her gold medal success @Beijing2022 is a huge highlight.

Alison works for Olympic Broadcasting as one of only a few Scottish voices on the Worldwide Olympic Channel News and has commentated on numerous Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies. She is also a regular talking sport on BBC Five Live, BBC Radio Scotland, Eurosport, for IMG and Open Radio and The Sports Network in Canada. She has been a mainstay on World Curling TV as a reporter and commentator. As a producer, documentary credits include The Last Stone - the story of the 20th anniversary success of GB's Olympic gold medal winning curling team.
As a live event host, after dinner speaker or voice over artist you won't find anyone more passionate, professional or knowledgeable, whatever the area of business or sport.



Thank You, Thank You, Thank You – what a beautiful Immortal Memory, heartfelt and personal in places, I don’t think we’ve ever had a more perfectly judged, passionate delivery and feedback has been absolutely overwhelming. Thanks again Alison – it was lovely to meet you!

Steven Grier

I’m really pleased with how the event went and you were fantastic. You got the tone just right, both Toasts were appropriate, funny and entertaining and the bit at the start worked really well too. Thank you as well for staying and for your patience with the trail of people who wanted to speak to you and get photos!

Lesley McMullan
Baker Hughes Oil Services

We loved your stories. Thanks so much for sharing part of your journey with us.

Margaret Lannon
Scottish Council of Independent Schools

Thanks for all the effort you put into making the evening such a success in our celebration of George Kerr dinner.

British Judo

Thank you so much for your help and support for the Burns Supper. It was a fantastic night. Ready to talk about next year!
PS. You are the star!

Susan Brodie
Beatson Cancer Charity

Thank you so much for your fabulous work on some long days compering on stage and in the venue. It’s always a pleasure to work with you.

Alison Giles General manager, GBE UK
Senior Project Manager, GBE UK

So glad to hear you’ve enjoyed your time with us at George Square. We loved having you on board for the European Championships, and certainly couldn’t have done it without you. Great MC!

Kirsty Rice
Great Big Events

Wow! That was a wonderful Immortal Memory – and everyone I spoke to on the way out remarked on it. Thank you so much for making last night an event to remember, and for such a knowledgeable and beautifully presented speech.

Anne Brown

It was lovely to see you and I’m certain we’d love to have you back again next year. GREAT to have you! Everyone impressed!

Carol Carr
Boswell Book Festival

Thanks again for everything on Friday night. We’re delighted with how it went and the feedback has all been really positive.

David McLean
West Dunbartonshire Leisure

A huge thank you for all the effort you put in to help make The Brodies Tennis Invitational a great event.

Lesley McDougall
Brodies LLP

Congratulations for producing content of such high quality and for being part of a very successful Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.Thank you for your hard work and dedication over the past few weeks. Your dedication, commitment, and energy levels throughout the whole of the Games made these YOG so successful and so memorable

Olympic Broadcasting Services

Thanks so much again for the Conference. It was a great success and you made it so much easier for me.

Cat MacKinnon
AGS Airports Limited

The Conference just gets better each year and what a compelling and sensitively handled interview by Alison. Well done.

BIGGA Scotland Golf Industry Conference 2019

That was a blast. Safe travels Ryder Cup Radio. Thank you SO SO much for all the hard work.


We look forward to next year of the Dunfermline Community Champion Awards. Our editor feels you are as much part of the event as the awards itself.

Newsquest Scotland

My heartfelt thanks as without you and your amazing professionalism I just don’t think the conference would have been a success at all.  It was really great to work with you on theevent.

John Young
British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association


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