Cammy Watt is the Scottish FA’s first Facilities Manager. He took up post in January 2012 after previous capital development roles in both the public and private sectors following his graduation with a BA in Sport from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in 1995. His current role was identified as a key priority for the Scottish FA following a strategic review of Scottish football by former First Minister of Scotland, Henry McLeish. Of the review’s 53 recommendations, almost 50% were found to have a facility-related dependency.
Cammy oversees Scottish FA interests in all matters relating to football infrastructure projects across the professional and non-professional game. Working closely with a range of partners including Scotland’s 32 local authorities, Scottish Government and other national agencies such as other governing bodies of sport and sportscotland, his key objective is to increase the quantity and quality of Scotland’s football facility infrastructure, primarily to support grassroots football. However, with just over 1 in 4 Scottish professional clubs now playing on synthetic turf, he has recently led on developing improved guidance for pro clubs looking to install a synthetic turf surface and how best to balance the demands of professional and community use.