Campaign Visits South of Scotland

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30th March 2015

NBM sponsor Lowland League Fixture
NBM sponsor Lowland League Fixture

In the last few weeks we have been working across the South of Scotland with events in both the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway.

Over the past six weeks as part of its ‘Rights and Responsibilities’ programme Selkirk High School invited us to lead assemblies to all year groups highlighting the importance of understanding religious and cultural difference.  Later this year we will return to the school to take part in a series of workshops around cyber crime and bullying.

On the 21st March we were delighted to be the official match sponsor of the Lowland Football League fixture between Gala Fairydean Rovers and the University of Stirling. The crowd was boosted by over 200 ‘Groundhoppers’ visiting the Netherdale stadium as part of their six match marathon weekend in Scotland. NBM donated 40 copies of Daniel Gray’s cult Scottish Football book ‘Stramash’ to the ‘hoppers as a memento of the occasion and a reminder of the positive role football plays in communities the length and breadth of Scotland.  A huge thank you to all the fans and officials (especially Graham and Kevin) who made us very welcome and we are very pleased to have been asked to become one of the club’s community partners.

Cllr Archie Dryburgh and Annan Athletic Chairman Henry McClelland throw their weight behind our schools programme
Cllr Archie Dryburgh and Annan Athletic Chairman Henry McClelland throw their weight behind our schools programme

On the 28th March Nil by Mouth was also delighted to be invited to run an information stall at the Annan Athletic social club prior to the club’s SPFL League Two Fixture with Clyde. We were treated brilliantly by club officials including Chairman Henry McClelland, Secretary Harry Irving and local Councillor – and ex Annan Athletic First aider – Archie Dryburgh.

Both clubs have exciting plans for the future and serve to highlight the positive impact football has on our society.