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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.

24th February 2020 - Behind the Goals: Warren Hawke

We began this episode by talking about this season’s Scottish Football Supporters Survey results, which you can read at www.scottishsupporters.net/survey/2019-20/ – and the results of Alan’s geekery can be found at www.scottishsupporters.net/survey/expl…he-results/ We… Read more »

21st February 2020 - The Highs And Lows Of Scottish Football… All In One Week

Scottish football always seems to have plenty of peaks and troughs. This week brought us both of them.  I’ll start off with the lows.  First off, the weather has been… Read more »


12th February 2020 - Morton Club Together explore community ownership

The second largest shareholder at Greenock Morton Football Club has announced that it is formally exploring if community ownership of the club could work and how best this can be… Read more »


11th February 2020 - Hearts and Motherwell making significant progress

In the last week, both Hearts and Motherwell have hit major milestones, demonstrating the power and potential of supporter ownership to secure a sustainable future for our football clubs. The Foundation… Read more »


7th February 2020 - Fairytales And Upsets Make Scottish Cup Magical

  It’s the fifth round of the Scottish Cup this weekend. There’s a few interesting ties out there but I’ll be keeping a keen eye on the fixture between BSC… Read more »


6th February 2020 - Let’s Fill Hampden!

The SFA announced this week that over 40,000 tickets have been sold for Scotland’s Euro 2020 play-off clash against Israel at Hampden on the 26th of March.  That’s a huge figure… Read more »


29th January 2020 - SMiSA explore unique partnership with local charity

The St Mirren Independent Supporters Association have this morning announced details of a unique partnership with Kibble, one of Scotland’s largest charities and social enterprises, to accelerate their journey towards supporter… Read more »


24th January 2020 - Stuart Armstrong Hitting Form At The Right Time For Scotland

The Tartan Army might have been a bit fearful of Scotland’s play-off chances when they heard that midfielders John McGinn and Scott McTominay had suffered from serious injuries.  Both middle-men… Read more »


23rd January 2020 - 2019/20 Survey Results Revealed

Supporters Direct Scotland today (January 20th) revealed the survey results from the second year of a three-year benchmarking study in partnership with the Scottish FA and SPFL. This season’s survey… Read more »


16th January 2020 - Kids Shouldn’t Head The Ball

The BBC are reporting that kids heading footballs could be banned in Scotland within weeks. The SFA want to act due to fears linking heading footballs with dementia.  A report… Read more »


16th January 2020 - Are Scotland’s Striking Options Starting To Look Up?

For far too long Scotland have struggled to find a few different strong options to lead our line. But that might change in 2020.  Oli McBurnie has often looked out… Read more »


10th January 2020 - Scottish Football Should Continue To Hold Off On VAR

VAR (Video Assistant Refereeing) has become a hot topic in Scottish Football in the last month.  Reports in December suggested that the SFA were ready to start a study that… Read more »


30th December 2019 - Let’s Support The Lower Leagues This January

After yet another frantic festive period, Scottish Premiership sides are now embarking on a three week winter break.  That doesn’t mean that fans from top flight clubs should also take… Read more »


18th December 2019 - Euro 2020 Ticket Touting Ban Introduced

The Scottish Parliament unanimously passed the UEFA European Championship Bill yesterday, and this piece of legislation will be in place for the entirety of 2020 as Hampden Park hosts three… Read more »


 

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