Welcome to the new Scottish Supporters Network newsletter, brought to you by Supporters Direct Scotland. This newsletter aims to bring our members closer together and better informed of news and best practice from across the network.

How the award winning Football Memories Project uses football to tackle dementia

Since starting out in 2009 Football Memories, which is based at Hampden Stadium, has achieved remarkable results with people with dementia across Scotland.

Now the Scotland-wide Football Memories Volunteer Network has won the Volunteer Team of the Year category at this year’s Museums + Heritage Awards organised by M+H Media.

We paid a visit to find out more.

Become a Member!

Since incorporating in Scotland at the end of last year we have been reviewing our membership structure. Existing member Trusts will be contacted over the summer to renew, at the new cost of £50 per year (previously £100). And for the first time, we are opening up our membership to individuals as well as supporter groups. If you would like to join as an Individual Member you can do so on a pay-as-you like basis via the Scottish Supporters Network Patreon page.

Group and individual members can attend our annual Supporters Summit free of charge, will receive news of all SDS work and publications, and can stand for election to the SDS board.

We are committed to keeping all of our work accessible to everyone, whether members or not. To keep up-to-date you can become an Affiliate Member by joining the Scottish Supporters Network free of charge.

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Ayr United Football Academy & Walking Football Scotland

We paid a visit to the Ayr United Football Academy to find out more about Scotland's newest football sensation, Walking Football.

Behind The Goals Podcast

Each week we bring you a new episode looking at a different aspect of our game. 

Since the last Scottish Supporters Network newsletter, we've spoken to:

Check out all our previous episodes and subscribe to the podcast using your favoured ‘podcatcher’ here.

Research into fans' views on the pricing of Scottish Football

This survey is looking to understand the thoughts of SPFL supporters on the pricing of Scottish football. This survey will help to understand the consumer behaviour side to the research. Please note that all responses will be kept confidential. 

Pieman Cometh Is Coming To Tynecastle!

Bryan Jackson’s play, The Pi£man Cometh, is coming to Tynecastle Park next month and tickets are now on sale.

Jackson, known to Hearts fans through his work with BDO which helped bring the club back from the brink in 2014, has called on his knowledge of football club insolvency after years of helping clubs up and down the UK, and will debut The Pi£man Cometh in July.

Co-written with David Belcher and directed by Frank Miller, the play stars Julie Coombe, Callum Cuthbertson and Gavin Jon Wright, and has received rave reviews when it played to capacity audiences at Glasgow's Oran Mor.

The play comes to Tynecastle Park at 7.30pm on Friday, July 20th and 3pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, July 21st.

Bryan will be hosting a Q & A with Jim Jeffries following the evening performances on the 20th and 21st.

Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £10 for concessions, and are available to purchase through Hearts eTickets.

Round Up

As part of our objective to better connect fans, share best practice within Scottish sport, to promote supporter dialogue and promote sport clubs through which positive societal change can occur, here we share 10 relevant stories from the past month.

  1. Toulon Performance Shows Scotland’s Future Might Be Bright
  2. Can Jack Ross Spark More Scottish Coaching Success In England?
  3. Here’s Hoping Scottish Teams Can Do Better In Europe
  4. Cathy Jamieson Joins the Kilmarnock FC Board via Trust In Killie Initiative
  5. Watch highlights from the final of the 2018 Fair Play Foundation Cup between Glasgow Diverse and Dumbreck
  6. St Mirren Ladies thanks SMISA members for kit help
  7. New laws 'not needed' on football behaviour
  8. A review of member owned clubs' from across Europe 2017/18 season
  9. St Mirren chairman Gordon Scott details why he ditched Vegas lifestyle in favour of turning boyhood club around
  10. Supporters Direct team up with Football Business Awards to recognise the best Club/ Supporter Group relationship.

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