Wrong pitch, right speaker at Murrayfield

6th June 1997 at 01:00
Sporting credentials were much to the fore at last weekend's schools sport conference at Murrayfield (page six). Education Minister Brian Wilson is a former football reporter and author of a history of Celtic (pre-Fergus McCann). Willie Innes, East Lothian education convener, swears allegiance to Hibs and Preston Lodge rugby club. And Douglas Marr, head of Banchory Academy, is a season ticket holder at Aberdeen.

But pride of place went to Brian Boyd, associate director of the Quality in Education Centre at Strathclyde University and former headteacher and adviser. "Wee Boydie", as he was probably known, won a Scottish schoolboys cap in 1966. He played on the wing and immediately inside was a relatively unknown lad with an Italian-sounding name called Lou Macari. Now whatever became of him?

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