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Colours of our Scarves – Elgin City

Elgin City

Borough Briggs Stadium, Elgin

As part of our Colours of our Scarves project, Supporters Direct Scotland (SDS) were at Elgin City on Saturday for the visit of Clyde in the SPFL League Two

Between the beginning of 2014 and the end of the 2014/15 season, SDS will have visited all forty-two Scottish senior club grounds promoting the government-funded initiative in an attempt to help play a part in addressing the issue of sectarianism in Scotland. The programme will collect much needed research through a campaign of educational workshops and visual displays utilising the services of world famous football photographer, Stuart Roy Clarke.

SDS were in attendance on Saturday with our photographic display, encouraging supporters to view the images and partake in surveys to canvas their opinions on the issue of sectarianism in their local community, both today and in the past. We received a overwhelmingly positive response from those we spoke with on Saturday – supportive of the Colours of our Scarves project and being happy to participate in the initiative’s short survey.

We would also like to extend our utmost thanks to Elgin City Football Club for their excellent hospitality and welcoming environment. SDS were treated to a tour of Borough Briggs – a very impressive ground – as well as a feature about the project in the match day programme. Our thanks go to everybody at the club, especially Martyn Hunter who arranged our visit and was incredibly helpful on the day itself.

To view images from the day, head over to our Facebook page

SDS will be at Stranraer this coming Saturday (August 30th) for their match against Dunfermline Athletic, so if you’ll be attending look out for us and come and say hello.

You can read more about the Colours of our Scarves programme here

 

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