Royal Television Society (RTS)
Award for sports journalism:
Sprinter Dougie Walker accused of being a drugs cheat.
Runner up: Scottish Sports Reporter of the Year
Finding Jorge Cadette
World, Olympic, European and Commonwealth Games medalist, Athletics
"I have been interviewed by Rhona multiple times. From grass playing fields in zero degree temperatures to championship competition venues, even at my graduation. Every time she is able to adapt her tone to suit the occasion perfectly whilst having a clear understanding of the conversation topic. This is only part of what makes Rhona such a professional journalist and a pleasure to work with."
Head of Marketing & Communications
"Rhona was a brilliant host for our Scottish Cycling Awards, her people skills just as important as her professional hosting abilities. She managed the highs and lows of the night with great style and understanding, connecting with our cycling audience - thank you!"
World Athletics Productions
"What has impressed me most about Rhona is her attention to detail, her research is second to none. Her presence in the Mixed Zone has been invaluable to us and to World Athletics Rights Holders across the globe. Her questioning of athletes in different states of emotion is clear and empathetic but never shying away from tough questions. Being able to converse in French has made a difference to our offer to Rights Holders with more languages to follow."
Senior Development Officer
Paths for All
"Rhona hosted and chaired the National Active Travel Conference 2022. As well as introducing the conference and welcoming delegates and the Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights, Rhona also chaired the panel session and facilitated question and answer sessions. Rhona then drew the conference to a conclusion, summing up a busy and successful day. All of these tasks were carried out with a high degree of professionalism and backed up with thorough research of the conference topics."
"Rhona helped us deliver the Murray Trophy ATP Challenger Tennis event in Glasgow. Rhona was our MC for the event and brought great experience in interviewing the players as well as great personality which helped engage the great crowds we had all week."
Head of Communications
"Working with Rhona is an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Professional to a tee, always well prepared and really interested in our projects. She doesn’t just turn up on the day and present. She’s there for the briefings and the behind the scenes work that no-one sees. She’s as much part of the team on our project as anyone internally. Couldn’t recommend highly enough!"
Head of Operations
"Rhona was outstanding as the host of the basketballscotland 75th Anniversary Dinner. Bringing a charismatic and engaging approach, her tone was exactly right for the night. In addition, she interviewed those inducted into the Hall of Fame. For this she mixed humour, emotion and knowledge to create a unique interview for each individual. Feedback from attendees was effusive in their praise for how she kept the night moving whilst giving each interview the time and space it needed. Rhona is an engaging individual, meticulous in her preparation and fantastic in her delivery."
Kirsty McNab, CEO
Scottish Sports Futures
"Rhona superbly and professionally hosted our inaugural conference and learning event for Scottish Sports Futures. It was a pleasure, and a privileged learning experience, working with Rhona pre event and on the day to get the tone and feel of the event right. Rhona absolutely delivered with delegates laughing, sharing and fully engaging from the moment they arrived until the second they left. Rhona brought humour, years of experience, authenticity and clear passion to the event and I look forward to working together again in the future."
Tour de France rider
Winner of King of the Mountains
"There are certain skills required of a TV journalist to put you at ease in an interview. The level of professionalism, have they done their research, are they compassionate, intelligent and inquisitive to the appropriate degree. Having watched Rhona work and spent time in her company she is one of those rare people that manages to stay perfectly natural and friendly, whilst meeting all those essential requirements."
World Champion wheelchair racer and Paralympian
"I have known Rhona for a number of years and always felt completely comfortable being interviewed by her. Rhona has always made me feel so valued as a para athlete as she has always pushed para sport."
Olympian and former British Athletics Team Captain
"Rhona is very professional and has an in-depth knowledge of athletics. When working with myself and my training group, which included various GB athletes, she was very personable and put us at ease but also understood when to stand back and let us get on with our training. This gained her respect from the athletes and resulted in a more successful interview. Her love of athletics is evident from her enthusiasm and knowledge of the sport, and this allows her interviews to be competent and comfortable for the interviewee. She’s also not afraid to ask the tough questions and, because of her ease of questioning and knowledge of the subject matter, she usually gets a more meaningful and honest answer from her interviewee."
Scotland National Rugby Team
"Rhona is really good to work with, always engaging, enthusiastic and professional. I believe that she has a genuine love for sport and is interested in getting the story of the effort, commitment and sacrifice that goes into performances as well as highlighting the positive impact that sport can have on communities, and also the unseen work that goes on behind the scenes."