Monthly Archives: March 2013


After appearing on the Off The Ball radio programme the Mail on Sunday were keen to hear about how Sir Sean Connery became a patron.

Below you find the article along with a couple of follow ups. Keith Ferguson provided all the news and really like the picture taken with his framed photograph of Sir Sean in same team as his father. Unfortunately the Mail on Sunday ran out of space but we can show it!

Keith insisted that the Mail on Sunday plug the SDSA as much as possible in return for the story.

Heart of Midlothian install seated rest area


Scottish club Heart of Midlothian have installed a seated rest area for their disabled supporters.

The seats, added in celebration of lifelong Hearts fan and trade unionist John Ross who passed away in 2011, are situated at the back of the Gorgie Stand at the club’s Tynecastle Stadium.

The seated rest area was the idea of Monica Niven of Unison and Keith Ferguson of the Heart of Midlothian Disabled Supporters Club, and a plaque has been erected nearby. Keith said, “It is great to see Heart of Midlothian being the first club in Scotland to make this possible.”

The seated rest area has proved to be very popular so far, and is a really good example of how to make small modifications to an existing stadium that can have a big impact.