David McLeish (born 26 July 1975) is a former Scottish rugby union player who played for Glasgow Rugby, now Glasgow Warriors at the number 8 position.
As a schoolboy at Kelso High School McLeish represented Scotland Schoolboys at international level in 1993. He had already broken into the Kelso RFC first team at this point.
He moved through to Glasgow to study Product Design engineering at the University of Strathclyde.
In Glasgow, McLeish first joined the amateur club Glasgow Hutchesons Aloysians until 1994 when he won a place at West of Scotland
He shared a flat with West of Scotland and Glasgow Warriors teammates Guy Perrett and Gordon Bulloch. All three players were called up by the fledging professional Glasgow side. McLeish was a regular in the Glasgow side for 2 years and played in European competition for the club throughout his time there.
When not playing for Glasgow, McLeish played the rest of the season with West of Scotland.
On the merger of the Scottish professional teams from four to two - involving Glasgow merging with the Caledonia Reds for the season 1998-99 - McLeish left professional rugby. He then moved into industry.