Giving Supporters Representation

Scottish Supporters Network

Supported by:   Supporters Direct Scotland

Campaigning Change

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.

24th May 2018 - Can Andrew Roberston Be Scotland’s Answer To Gareth Bale?

This Saturday, Andrew Robertson will line-up with his Liverpool teammates as they take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final. It’s hard to believe that the left-back was playing… Read more »

23rd May 2018 - Shrewsbury Town safe standing project

Safe standing becomes a reality in English football this week with the long-anticipated installation and completion of 555 rail seats at the Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium, home to League One… Read more »


22nd May 2018 - La Reunion – 9th of June

La Reunion – 9th of June

On the 10th of June 1998, Scotland played the biggest football match in the Nation’s history.  80,000 fans in the Stade de France in Paris and a worldwide TV audience… Read more »


21st May 2018 - New Faces Could Give Scotland A Fresh Start

New Faces Could Give Scotland A Fresh Start

Scotland’s much criticised friendlies games against Peru and Mexico will be played in the next few weeks. Manager Alex McLeish has selected a squad full of uncapped talent and these… Read more »


21st May 2018 - Behind the Goals – Gordon Waddell

Behind the Goals – Gordon Waddell

In this week’s Behind the Goals podcast Gordon Waddell, sports columnist for the Sunday Mail, joined us to talk about his recent article “Dave King is not the answer to… Read more »


18th May 2018 - Keeping Football Programmes Relevant

Keeping Football Programmes Relevant

The English Football League have decided to vote on whether on not to keep production of match day football programmes compulsory. Running costs and declining sales have caused clubs to… Read more »


14th May 2018 - Behind the Goals: Ally Palmer of Nutmeg Magazine

Behind the Goals: Ally Palmer of Nutmeg Magazine

This week we are joined by Ally Palmer, editor of the excellent Nutmeg football periodical. Since 2016 it has been published every quarter in a format somewhere between a book… Read more »


11th May 2018 - Club Development Scotland: St. Mirren Independent Supporters Association

Club Development Scotland: St. Mirren Independent Supporters Association

We caught up with St. Mirren Independent Supporters Association & Championship winners St Mirren Director David Nicol to talk all things fan ownership, fan director, supporter liaison officers and community… Read more »


 

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