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MSP Asks Parliament to Support WTTR3

July 23, 2015


DUMBARTON MSP Jackie Baillie, who is also a member of the Sonstrust has posted a motion to the Scottish Parliament in support of our up and coming Walk to the Rock.

In a letter to trust Chair Brian Payne, Jackie sent us the wording of the motion.

“Walk the Rock for Dumbarton Football Club’s Youth Academy”

“That the Parliament welcomes the third Walk to the Rock, which will take place on 5 September 2015 to raise vital funds for Dumbarton Football Club’s Youth Academy; understands that this event is being organised by the Sons Supporters Trust; notes that many trust members have already taken part in similar Walks to the Rock, in 2004 and 2009; understands that all proceeds will go to the Sons’ Youth Development Initiative, which supports four youth teams and is managed by Richie Salveta and a team of dedicated staff; believes that the commitment to football development at Dumbarton FC is paramount to the club’s future existence, and encourages everyone to participate in the Walk to the Rock and to donate as much as possible for what it considers an excellent cause.”

And already it has a full team of support, with the following MSPs endorsing it : Nanette Milne, Liz Smith, Kevin Stewart, Richard Lyle, Anne McTaggart, Hanzala Malik, Elaine Murray, Gil Paterson, Stuart McMillan, Colin Beattie, Adam Ingram

Show Racism The Red Card

July 17, 2015

racismShow Racism the Red Card Scotland (SRtRC) is launching a digital project on Friday 17th July 2015, called ‘This Is My Home’, and we’d really like to count on your support in helping to promote these films and their unique message. 

This Is My Home is a series of seven short documentary films from SRtRC exploring the issues of immigration and racism from the point of view of Scotland’s migrant community. This is My Home was produced for SRtRC by Glasgow-based filmmaker David McGinty (for production company Walnut Wasp), thanks to sponsorship from the Educational Institute of Scotland.

“#thisismyhome is a very powerful video with an important message that regardless of our colour, ethnicity or faith, Scotland is home to many diverse people and communities. I have often been told to “Go back home” which is one of the most hurtful insults anyone can throw my way as I have no other home than Scotland. By encouraging people of all backgrounds to show a united front against racism we can overcome hateful and intolerant attitudes, wherever they exist.” – Humza Yousaf MSP for Glasgow.

“These are excellent films. With warmth and simple humanity, it puts the racists – and those who encourage them – to shame”. – Ken Loach, Film and Television Director

The project includes deeply candid personal accounts by individual immigrants from as far afield as the Philippines, Malaysia, and Iraq, seeking to inform the national conversation about immigration, from the point of view of the UK’s migrant population.

This Is My Home is a platform for a conversation about the positive impact of immigration in the UK. As such, we’re supporting this launch with the hashtag #thisismyhome, and we’re inviting everyone to share their positive experiences of immigration in the UK, from every perspective and across all social media channels.

SRtRC would like to encourage contributions in the form of photographs, text posts, videos on YouTube and Instagram, and we’d like to invite supporters of equality, of immigration and of anti-racism, to share existing content under the #thisismyhome banner, to contribute content directly and to further the publicity of the campaign in any other suitable way.

SRtRC invite contributions from the immigrant community, expressing their candid views on living in the UK. Equally, we invite contributions from the indigenous population, documenting the ways in which immigration has enriched their lives, and the British culture. In each case, and across all social media channels, we invite contributors to use the hashtag #thisismyhome.

At noon on Friday 17th July, we’ll be publishing the videos, and going live with the campaign, on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and

SRtRC Scotland would like to be able to count on your support in opening up the conversation nationwide – please support the launch of the videos, and encourage the participation of others, by posting about the issue using the hashtag #thisismyhome from Friday 17th July onwards.

Membership Update

July 15, 2015

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If you haven’t already done so, you can renew your trust membership this Saturday (18th) when Sons entertain the Bankies at the Cheaper Insurance Stadium.

There are lots of good reasons to do so. not least receiving a decent discount on our fans buses to away matches.

If you have booked for our trip to Greenock on 25th, money is now due and this can be paid on Saturday too.


What’s in a Name?

July 11, 2015


IT’S great news to read that Dumbarton FC has attracted yet another local firm as a sponsor.

Sons’ marquee offering of stadium naming has been bought by a local firm – Cheaper Insurance Direct – for an initial two-year period.

Alex Couper, a well known Dumbarton supporter, and business owner of CID is to be commended for putting his hard earned money into the club.

It’s a great commitment from him and his colleagues.

The partnership will be good for both club and Alex’s business.

He and his company will be pro-active participants and that has to welcomed.

Great work all round.

Trust Travel – League Cup Round 1 – v East Fife

July 7, 2015

We are now taking bookings for our supporters bus to Methil (v East Fife) planned for Saturday 1st August 2015.

If you’d like to confirm a seat, or indeed seats, please contact Tommy Hughes by leaving a message on this post, or on our dedicated trust travel Facebook page which can be accessed by clicking here

Prices are yet to be confirmed.


July 1, 2015


Do you remember May 1, 2004?

When Sons beat Morton 3-0?

How about April 25th 2009, when Forfar Athletic were trounced 4-0 at the then Strathclyde Homes Stadium?

Both dates have a common theme.

On both occasions Sons fans took part in a Walk to the Rock; first we had the journey with the Morton fans from the Erskine Bridge in 2004 and in 2009 we did the walk again – this time from the other side at Lomond Shores (and on our own!)

The Walk to the Rock 2015 will take place on Saturday, 5, September eaving Erskine Garden Centre at the foot of the Erskine Bridge at 9.45am and we will reprise our original route, walking to the football club for Sons’ clash with Alloa Athletic.

The walk will again be a sponsored event, with proceeds going to Sons’ Youth Development Initiative.

Sponsor forms will be available from Thursday, July 9, when Sons play Hearts at home in a pre-season friendly.

Please keep checking the trust website/Facebook page/Twitter feed (and your registered e-mail account if a member) for more details of what should be another fantastic day.

Meanwhile, if you wish to register interest in taking part, please leave a comment below.

Trust Travel – Petrofac Training Cup v Morton 25th July

June 30, 2015

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We are now taking bookings for our supporters bus to Greenock, planned for Saturday 25th July 2015.

If you’d like to confirm a seat, or indeed seats, please contact Tommy Hughes by leaving a message on this post, or on our dedicated trust travel Facebook page which can be accessed by clicking here

Prices are £5 for members and under-16s with non members paying £8..


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