(born 1969) is a Scottish football journalist
and television presenter
. Educated at Braidhurst High School
, he writes a twice weekly article in the Daily Record
newspaper and was presenter of Scottish football comedy TV show Offside
He reviews Scottish restaurants in the Daily Record based on a score of 25 by considering 5 factors of the restaurant: Food, Service, Toilets, Decor and Value.
Cowan also presents the comedy football radio show Off the Ball
along with fellow Daily Record journalist and good friend Stuart Cosgrove
. It is also well known that Cowan is a fan of Motherwell
. Cowan has also taken to live stand-up comedy by taking "Offside" to the stage in 2002. The show was recorded live at the King's Theatre, Glasgow
In February, Cowan's new six-part series It's Never Too Late
began airing on STV
. The show sees Tam bringing together a group of adults facing literacy or numeracy difficulties, an issue still considered by many to be taboo in Scottish society. The programme airs every Thursday at 7.30pm.
Tam Cowan guest presented on STV's overnight interactive strand The Nightshift
in the Central
region on 4 August and 5 August 2010. He returned in September 2010 as a guest presenter, in both Central and North