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December 2021 Newsletter

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Our December newsletter is now live, covering the following topics: Merry Christmas to all our readers! To play or not to play, that was the question… Another shortened season??? We need to be prepared… Tackling online racism Help to strengthen Scottish football … and our regular news round-up If you would like to subscribe head […]

Pledge your support for climate action at The World COP!

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Supporters Direct Scotland, along with our fellow members of the “Cooldown – The Sport for Climate Action Network”, welcome you to take part in “The World COP” at COP26 in Glasgow. Everyone is invited! When: 2-4pm Sunday 7th November 2021Where: Toryglen Football Centre (near Hampden Park), 480 Prospecthill Road, Glasgow, G42 0BY Aims: To bring people interested in Sports for Climate […]

October 2021 Newsletter

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Our October newsletter is now live, covering the following topics: Yes Sir, We Can Still Boogie! Greenock Morton are now a community owned football club Football at COP26 Andrew Watson and Saving The Home Of Football SD Scotland 2021 AGM Tap Out and take a moment to avoid Bet Regret Help to strengthen Scottish football […]

Greenock Morton are now a community owned football club

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Greenock Morton are now officially a community owned club, with fan membership organisation Morton Club together (MCT) taking majority ownership. The organisation, set up in April 2019, will go from having a 15% shareholding to now holding just under 90% of shares in the club. Today’s announcement marks an incredible journey from a standing start […]

SD Scotland AGM 2021

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The 2021 Annual General Meeting of Supporters Direct Scotland will be held online via Zoom, on Sunday 10th October at 3pm. Following completion of the statutory elements of the meeting there will be an opportunity to participate in a broader discussion which will run until 5pm. Participation is only open to member organisations and associate […]

St Mirren completes five-year journey to become fan-owned club

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ST MIRREN have today completed their five-year journey to become a fan-owned club. The St Mirren Independent Supporters Association (SMISA) have bought out the remaining shareholding of chairman Gordon Scott to become majority (51%) owners of the Buddies. The deal helps to safeguard the future of the club – formed in 1877 – by placing […]

Volunteering Case Study #1: Stenhousemuir FC

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As part of 2020’s research project on volunteer management in Scottish football, funded by our friends at SD Europe, we spoke to Stenhousemuir FC about their “Community Help Initiative”. We saw this as a fantastic demonstration of how quickly and powerfully a football club can respond to community need if everyone is aligned around a shared […]

Fans Bank: the culmination of years of hard work

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With Scots heading to the polls today, football may not be uppermost in our minds. Our decisions about which box to mark our cross in will be complex, weighing up a broad range of issues. But one manifesto pledge should be highlighted as it directly affects the future of our game. When the SNP announced […]

ESL – after the dust has settled

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During the chaos of the attempted breakaway by 12 of Europe’s biggest clubs we proposed a better way forward, drawing on the work of SD Europe and Football Supporters Europe, and based on the principles of sporting integrity, protection of domestic football, recognition of fan culture, fairer revenue distribution and sustainability, and dialogue with fans […]

European Super League – Could There Be A Better Way?

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The idea of a European Super League has been around for a while, but has sent seismic shockwaves through the sport over the last 24 hours. With 12 clubs named already, a further 3 apparently to be announced shortly, and 5 more to be invited to breakaway, this proposal has sparked protest from every side […]

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