Supporters Direct Scotland (SDS) has confirmed it is to begin consultation with Hibernian supporters.
This follows contact from various groups, including Forever Hibernian and many individual fans regarding the possibility of community ownership for their club.
The initial consultation will be through an online survey that will ascertain the views of the Hibernian supporters on the long term aspirations they have for their club and to ascertain if there is an appetite to explore community ownership models.
Paul Goodwin Head of Supporters Direct Scotland, said: “We are being contacted by many trusts and supporters from across Scotland now who are keen to look at increasing fan and community ownership for their clubs. They have the confidence to look at the longer term future of their clubs and can see the benefits of community ownership to provide that platform as well as assisting the succession planning at their clubs.
“The Hibernian supporter survey will seek to get the opinions of as many fans as possible before we conduct a series of meetings and workshops with them in the coming weeks. With so much speculation surrounding other bids for the club from outside parties in the recent weeks this gives Hibs fans opportunity to express their own views on the future governance of their club.”
The survey can be viewed and completed at www.scottishfans.org/hibs