Is Scotland still a football country?

Monday 3 November 2003

One of the most influential men in Scottish football will give a public lecture on the game tomorrow (Tuesday 4th November, 2003) at the University of St Andrews.

David Taylor, Chief Executive of the SFA (Scottish Football Association), will give the talk, ‘Is Scotland still a football country?’ as part of a series of lectures hosted by the University’s Open Association this year. ‘The Principal’s Guests’ is a lecture series organised for the 180 members of the Open Association, but is also open to the public.

Mr Taylor, a qualified solicitor, has held the position of Chief Executive and Secretary of the SFA since August 1999. He is also a member of UEFA’s Disciplinary and Control Body. A keen spectator who has watched Scotland play in five World Cups, Mr Taylor also played football at junior and amateur level – the highlight being a Scottish Amateur Cup win – and is a qualified SFA coach.

Mr Taylor will give a 45-minute talk, after which audience members will be invited to take part in a half hour question and answer session.

The Open Association Programme, run as a part of the University’s Continuing Education provision, is a series of short courses and evening lectures throughout the year. ‘The Principal’s Guests’ will see a series of high-profile individuals coming to talk to the OA members and interested locals over the coming months. The first lecture by Donald Findlay Q.C. was held earlier this month.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang will take the Chair on the night.

The lecture ‘Is Scotland still a football country?’ by David Taylor will be held at the Buchanan Lecture Theatre, Union Street, St Andrews on Tuesday 4th November between 5.15 and 6.30pm. The lecture is open to members of the public and tickets will be available at the door (£3 MOP and £2 students).




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