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The Scottish Supporters network offers fans a platform to discuss important issues within the game and offer opportunities to influence real change within the game. By joining, you will helping ensure the Scottish Supporters network is a strong, organised and unified voice with the common aim of improving the game for supporters. You’ll be invited to participate in surveys, polls and competitions and will be helping to make the network as representative as possible. Fans can be assured their views are represented through Supporters Direct Scotland’s work in association with the football authorities. We believe that having a strong vibrant fans movement allows us to act as a focal point for any organisation to hear the views of Scottish football supporters, be it the media, the Scottish Government or football authorities.
SD Scotland are calling upon clubs in Scotland to be proactive and creative in trying to make Scottish football more affordable and accessible for all. Scottish football's cheapest tickets are expensive compared to other European leagues (please see our research here). To try and increase the attendances of Scottish football and to make it more affordable to a wider demographic of fans, SD Scotland recommend a more diverse range of ticket prices especially aimed at enticing younger fans into grounds and to promote football as a more affordable pastime for families.
We've been invited to participate in Lord Bracadale's independent review of hate crime legilsation in Scotland. Please help inform our response by completing this survey to ensure fans' views are represented in a meaningful way. Survey results will also be used as evidence of supporters' views on the Offensive Behaviour Act as part of its Stage 1 scrutiny.  

We recognise the significant annual investment TV companies make into Scottish Football. We’re also sure that low attendances don’t look great as a TV spectacle. SDS wants to build a direct relationship with Sky Sports, BT Sport and BBC Scotland with a regular course of meetings. We know there must always be compromises, but we believe there’s a real opportunity for us to work together to promote the game we love.  You can take part in our survey, back our petition,  join the discussion and view our research to date via our Campaign For Change wall.

12th November 2019 - Can Scott McKenna Become The Solid Centre Back Scotland Need?

For sometime now Scotland have lacked quality when it comes to our central defence area.  Personally I think Charlie Mulgrew is now playing beyond his peak years. I think at his… Read more »

8th November 2019 - Celebrating A Great European Night For Scottish Football

Lazio and FC Porto are two very established European sides.  The Roman side currently sit in fourth spot in Serie A, while Porto are second in the Portuguese top flight…. Read more »


31st October 2019 - Scotland’s Midfield Need To Start Stepping Up And Bossing Games

Scotland have issues with parts of their squad. Haven’t we always?  We’ve struggled in defence for a long time now, we could really do with a couple of strong and… Read more »


15th October 2019 - Lawrence Shankland Should Keep his Scotland Starting Shirt

I’m not going to go wild because Scotland beat San Marino 6-0!  Yes, it’s great that we managed to finally get a victory under our belt after a few big… Read more »


10th October 2019 - Reliving Scotland’s Adventures At Euro 96

Scotland are still holding out hope that they can qualify for next summer’s European Championships. It looks like our best chance will come through our Nations League Play-Off place rather… Read more »


2nd October 2019 - Reviewing A View From The Terrace

I’ve been tasked to look more into the Scottish football fan’s experience. That experience shouldn’t always start and finish on a game day. Sometimes football clubs forget that.  The build… Read more »


23rd September 2019 - Experiencing Junior Football

Over the past two weekends, I’ve managed to catch two games of Junior Football in Glasgow.  I was at Lochburn on the 14th to film Maryhill FC for Club Development Scotland…. Read more »


17th September 2019 - Celtic Should Have Best Club Shop In The World!

Personally I think most Scottish clubs could do better when it comes to their club shops. I think they should be offering more original content and not always just on… Read more »


10th September 2019 - Looking At The Role Of Solo Striker For Scotland

It’s safe to say that Scotland can’t be proud of either performance in their latest round of qualifying matches.  Both Russia and Belgium turned up to Hamdpen and left the… Read more »


5th September 2019 - Tough International Week Coming Up For Scotland

Before I discuss the Scotland men’s team, I think it’s only right that we start by praising the women’s side.  We heard a lot about inquests and disagreements after they… Read more »


26th August 2019 - Scottish Football Supporters Survey Launched

Supporters Direct Scotland has today (26th August) launched its Scottish Football Supporters Survey for season 2019/20 and encourages Scottish football supporters to take part to help Scottish Football score a… Read more »


19th August 2019 - Why Scotland Need To Recall Leigh Griffiths

Leigh Griffiths returned to training at Celtic just before the end of last season, after a significant period off due to difficult personal issues. The striker returned to The Hoops… Read more »


12th August 2019 - The Difference Between Hearts On The Pitch And Off It Is Stark

When I currently look at Heart of Midlothian Football Club I see two different things.  Off the field, the business side of the club seems to be working really well…. Read more »


9th August 2019 - Scotland Fans Should Be Excited About The English Premier League

  I’m a big believer in Scottish fans supporting their local clubs and their communities on match days.  That doesn’t mean that Scottish supporters can’t watch and appreciate what happens… Read more »


 

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