Future of Scottish Football: Script


Inserts Scotland Goal (10sec)

Scottish football brought us the greats like Tommy Burns, Ally McCoist and who can forget that amazing 40-yard goal from James McFadden. Where have the glory days gone? The days when we used to bunk off work to go down to Hampden Park and wear our Scotland strip no-matter what the occasion. (15sec)

It has nearly been 20 years since Scotland has last qualified for any major tournament. (6sec)

Why is it that our team cannot be great like it was all those years ago, what has changed over the last 20 years to make Scotland not live up to its predecessors. I asked Chief Football Editor Matthew Lindsay from the Herald what is happening with our beloved Scottish football team. (13sec)

Inserts Matthew Centre backs (38sec)

Key issue is….

                                                …problem international level

I also asked Chris Roberts a football development officer for the SFA on how he thinks Scotland is performing?  (5sec)

Insert Chris superstar player (34 sec)

You know has a nation …

                                                … Got could players


Both men agree that we need more players but how is that. Why are we not getting a better income of future players? (5sec)

Insert Chris kids 20 years ago (19sec)

Number one thing…

                                                …much as they used to be


How can we improve our youth team setup? I spoke to a Development coach for a team in Edinburgh and he says what we should do to help prepare the future of our Scottish national team

 Insert Challenge the players (26sec)

You need someone who…

                                                                …player scared to do anything

So what are we doing to help our players now? One way that the SFA is trying to improve their team is by introducing Project Brave brought in by Performance director Malky Mackey. However what is project brave? I asked Matthew if he could give us more insight on this (15sec)

Insert Matthew Lindsay (64 sec)

In summery…

                                …toughen them up as well

Insert coach Project Brave (51 sec)

I think what project….

                                                …better performance on the pitch


Now that project brave is just starting to branch out to other academies what about the youth? How can they be prepared into our future? I ask Chris on how we can encourage more kids to get back into football (13sec)

Insert Chris encourage (38 sec)

Yeah well organising …

                                                …kids to get out more

Insert coach abroad (18sec)

Players going abroad …

                                                … Hopefully a massive benefit

The Edinburgh coach then went on to say how he would like to improve our team/ Players (3sec)

Insert future (23sec)

Like us to get someone in …

                                                                …might just have a team ready to compete

I then ask Matthew what he thinks could help improve performance on the pitch (5sec)

Insert specialist coaches (36sec)

Speaking to a former player…

                                                                ..Centre backs in the future 


However is there still hope for Scotland? Can are team turn it around (4sec)

Insert Matthew hope (15sec)

Fairly optimistic …

                                                …local talent through

Insert Chris hope (21sec)

                                I do think we can…

                                                                                …Work together has a team

Insert SFX (10sec)


3rd Group Meeting

It is only a week until our group has to present our pitch and everyone had a solid package idea.

  • Mines- The Future of Scottish Football
  • Matthew’s- The Future of Film in Scotland
  • Megan’s – What does the future hold for the live music in Scotland?
  • *Stevie was absent this day so we still assume it is Child Migrants (TBC)

our group was happy with each individual package as they all fit nicely into our theme and our radio station.

*14/03/17 Day of the Pitch

Stevie changed his topic to “Scottish independence 2nd time round”. The group feel like Stevie made the right choice in changing his package as this fits more into our theme that is “the Future of Scotland” and is perfect for BBC radio Scotland.

1st Group meeting

21st of February 2017, our lecturer placed us into our groups. I have been put in a group with Stevie Shillinglaw, Matthew Sanders, and Megan Lloyd. We decided to have our first team meeting and we came up with the theme of our individual package and what station we will emulate.  group meetings*looking at the image you can see our radio station, theme, a few ideas and are (TBC) live guest

As a group, we decided to have our 1-hour magazine program speech base driven and cause of that we thought BBC Radio Scotland would be a great station to emulate as their documentaries are speech base and their target audience are slightly older (25+) and gender neutral. Also in the group meeting, we decided that our theme for are individual package would be “what does the future hold for Scotland”. I believe that this will fit well into BBC Scotland because their target is “listeners seeking programmes about the life, culture and affairs of Scotland.” (quote from the BBC trust form).

We also wrote down some factors of what each group member can base their package on i.e. Politics, Technology, Sport…(more can be seen in the photo). Once we wrote down all the factors each group member selected a factor to try and any find relevant research on it. The factors that we chose were:

  • Matthew – Film/Technology/Sport
  • Stevie – Politics/Society
  • Megan – Society
  • Myself– Culture/Traditions

Our lecturer also informed us that we need to have a live guest in our magazine program. Stevie brought up the idea of having MSP Ross Greer, who is the youngest MSP in Scotland and has a great insight into Scottish society.

Towards the end of the meeting, we all agreed that we are sticking with the theme and the radio station. some of the group members had a rough idea of their package and they wanted to do. as for myself, I was still undecided on what my package could be about so we decided to have another group within the week to give people time to research their ideas and start eliminating weak factors.