Smith Presents Hibs With Saltire For Euro Campaign

04 July 2008
Alyn Smith MEP has today (4th July) presented Hibernian Football Club with a Saltire to take with them on their travels in Europe.

This is part of a wider set of presentations that will see Mr Smith celebrate the qualification of all 5 Scottish league teams into Europe.

Mr Smith said:

"We Scots are well liked in Europe, and it is great to see such Scottish success in Europe.

"This presentation comes as much to remind ourselves that although the national side may not have participated in the European Championships this year, there are still plenty of quality Scottish teams to be showcased in Europe.

"It is a fantastic achievement to be participating at the top level of European Football, especially when qualification places were so hotly contested in the league.

"I look forward to watching the games ahead, and I am sure Hibernian FC, like all Scottish teams who qualified, will do a sterling job in representing our nation on a big stage."