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.

SFA and Scottish Clubs are hitting social media goals!

By Scott Johnston, Editor of The Footy Blog & DP for Full Time Films.

I think that there’s a real buzz surrounding Scottish football at the moment. I think a big part of that could be down to social media and how it’s being used within our game.

In the last seven days the Scottish Football Association (SFA) have been constantly promoting on their social media channels and they’ve produced some great content.

Read on here... 

Safe Standing - Sign the Petition

There’s an important petition about #Safestanding taking off amongst fans in England. Please consider supporting this petition to allow Premier League and Championship football clubs to introduce safe standing

While this petition is based in England, a win on this issue South of the border will hasten the day rail-seating becomes available to all top flight clubs across Scotland.

YOUR HELP NEEDED: The People's Project

For the past year, we’ve been delighted to be supporting a charitable sports club in Fife through our Club Development Scotland work. AMS have now been named a finalist in this year’s People’s Project award where they can win £30,000 in funding to develop their Walking Football programme. The People’s Project is a public vote and as such, we’re asking the Scottish Supporters Network for your support in helping them win vital funding to continue delivering their great work. You can find out more about their campaign and vote for them here.

Vote for AMS in the People's Project

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 with Club Development Scotland consultant Nick Igoe, outlined our work on the Supporters Direct Scotland Index, led a Masterclass on legal structures for community sport clubs and spoken to Hearts & Northern Ireland Assistant Manager Austin MacPhee.

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

Artificial Surfaces in Scottish football - What are your views?

Artificial turf or natural grass in top tier football? The players and coaches have had many opportunities to have their opinion heard, now it’s time for the fans to have theirs. What do you think? 

Complete the Survey

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. Celtic FC push on with bid to buy land for new fan zone area
  2. Pars secure SPFL Trust Project of the Year
  3. "St Mirren are Scotland's Leicester City" says Tony Fitzpatrick
  4. Aberdeen FC's Kingford Stadium gets planning permission
  5. SPFL announces record prize money for Scottish football clubs
  6. Cowdenbeath FC Fans' Group help to ease financial crisis at Central Park
  7. Brendan hits all the right notes with fans
  8. Queen's Park FC President insists 'Hampden deal is still weeks away'
  9. BITCOIN BCH to sponsor The Honest Men
  10. New SFA Chief will help forge closer links with SPFL

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