2024 Chieftain

Kevin McKenzie

Kevin McKenzie is a former Scotland International rugby player, gaining 14 caps for Scotland over 5 years which included playing in the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Now an after-dinner speaker, he was a formidable rugby player in his day starting as a 7-year-old at Stirling County RFC minis. He went on to play Scotland age grade at U15 and U18s as well as Scottish Schools U19s. As he climbed the ladder, he Captained the Scotland U21 side, played Scotland B internationals and is Glasgow Warrior No43. He also captained Stirling County RFC at its height in the mid-90s including the game against the Barbarians at Forthbank Stadium where he presented his team to Princess Anne who was in attendance.

His international rugby playing career included:

  • 14 Caps for Scotland
  • 25 selections on the bench for Scotland
  • 1995 Rugby World Cup
  • toured Argentina
  • toured New Zealand
  • toured Australia

"I’m very proud and honoured to be asked to be Chieftain of the Stirling Highland Games. It’s nice to be recognized in this way and I am very proud of my local Stirling heritage and roots. The Stirling Highland Games represent not only a celebration of Scottish culture but it’s also an amazing sporting community event. I look forward to joining fellow Scots and visitors from around the globe in commemorating its heritage and encouraging the many athletes competing on the day to do their very best."

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