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.

The Well Society – Fan Ownership at Motherwell FC One Year On

As part of a new series of videos for our consultancy arm Club Development Scotland – we visited members The Well Society to hear more about their ownership of Motherwell FC one year on.

Motherwell FC were the first club in the top flight of Scottish football to be owned by their supporters when The Well Society took on ownership of the club in 2016. Here we explore the impact their ownership has made to the club.

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Getting to Know Your Supporters Trust – Dons Supporters Together

It is well documented that Supporters Direct Scotland work closely with supporters trusts up and down the country and with over 25 trusts now the fans voice in Scotland is growing. In this new series we will look to speak to all supporters trusts in Scotland so that fans can learn more about their own specific trust’s roles and aims whilst seeing what is going on around elsewhere.  

First up is the Dons Supporters Together, the supporters trust for Aberdeen fans.  To read the complete article click here.

COMPETITION: Win a TOFFS shirt of your choice!

We are delighted to bring members of the Scottish Supporters' Network a brand new competition whereby you can win a TOFFS shirt of your choice.  TOFFS are the number one choice for retro football shirts handmade in the UK.  To enter simply click here.


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 had Chris Ewing of EduSport Academy, Trust In Killie, Bryan Jackson and Hibernian Supporters Ltd .

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

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. Scottish Football Hall of Fame Inductee Alex Smith to retire after 6 decades in the game.
  2. Liverpool FC supporters to visit Celtic Park as part of rail seating discussions.
  3. The Offensive Behaviour at Football Act is repealed.
  4. The Scottish FA Mental Health & Well Being League kicks off in Perth
  5. St Johnstone FC promote #TotalAccess with the CAFE Week Of Action 2018
  6. Partick Thistle FC announce female fans' survey results.
  7. Neil Doncaster appointed to SFA Board.
  8. Colours of Our Scarves to receive increased funding.
  9. The difference between communication and engagement.
  10. And Dundee Utd release first accessible virtual tour.

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