Football: Q&A in Rothesay with ex-SFA boss Gordon Smith

Gordon SMITH, the former SFA chief executive, appears in Rothesay next weekend to take part in a question-and-answer session to raise funds for Calum’s Cabin.

Smith, who is best remembered as a player for his spells at Rangers and Brighton, has had a fascinating career since hanging up his boots, working as an agent, a BBC television and radio pundit and as the top man at the SFA between 2007 and 2010.

Most recently, though, he was director of football at Rangers during Craig Whyte’s short and ill-fated spell in control of the Ibrox club - and with further developments only this week in the story of the demise of the ‘old’ Rangers, the chance to quiz the man who was behind the scenes during probably the most turbulent year in the club’s history could hardly have come at a better time.

The event has been organised thanks to the connections made by Rothesay Academy pupil Nino Robertson, who, as an aspiring journalist, visited Rangers’ Murray Park training complex near Glasgow only last year to talk to Smith about his life in football.

The Rothesay Q&A is at the Victoria Hotel on Friday, November 30 at 7.30pm; tickets, prized £7, available from Print Point in West Princes Street, the Calum’s Cabin shop in Tower Street and the Victoria Hotel itself.