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EIBF: A Renaissance of Scottish Football with Henry McLeish

  • Baillie Gifford Main Theatre Edinburgh International Book Festival 5 Charlotte Square Gardens Edinburgh EH2 4DR (map)

Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

While Alex McLeish has taken charge of the national football team, Henry McLeish is looking beyond short term results on the field to propose changes which will benefit the game well into the 21st century. The former First Minister has been working on a review of Scottish football for a decade and today he suggests we pursue 'a renaissance of Scottish football, not a requiem'.

Henry McLeish became First Minister of Scotland in 2000 until 2001. Retiring from politics in 2003, he is now an advisor, consultant, broadcaster and author of a collection of books published by Luath Press, the most recent being Citizens United: Taking Back Control in Turbulent Times. In 2010 he conducted a major report on the state of football in Scotland, commissioned by the Scottish Football Association.

Part of the Sport and Society series of events.

Tickets for this event are £12/£10 concession and are available from the EIBF event page or by calling 0345 373 5888.

Earlier Event: 21 August
Nation 1 & 2 with Lesley Riddoch