Colours of our Scarves
Colours of our Scarves is our anti-discrimination and education workshop, promoting equality and tolerance within Scottish sport and wider society.
Since 2013, Colours of our Scarves has covered a large area of Scottish football and Scottish sport, working with a range of stakeholders within the game and educational institutions in an attempt to make sport a better place for everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, age or disability.
Now in its ninth year, the Colours of our Scarves project works with partners to provide athletes, coaches, clubs, organisers and volunteers with a support mechanism, an educational tool and an opportunity for self-reflection and development with a focus on community impact and improving the learning and developmental environment for everyone involved.
The project consists of a variety of workshops, focus groups and mentoring schemes for sports participants, coaches and organisers alike, with workshop and delivery projects tailored to the specific needs of the individual, club or association.
Our workshops provide participants with a better understanding of the facts around the prevalence of hate behaviours, the potential manifestations, and provide participants with the confidence and knowledge base to challenge hate behaviours if they are encountered in a sport setting or in wider society.
We currently, through Scottish Government funding are able to offer free workshop provision for Sports Clubs, School of Football/School of Sport, Centres of higher and further education, Active Schools coordinators and more.
If you would like to find out how we could help your organisation, please get in touch.
Who We Work With
We deliver our programme with a range of partners. Find out more and get in touch about our specific work streams below.
It was very well delivered and the style of the delivery worked well with group discussion in the breakout rooms and the use of Question of Sport to provide a different means of interaction.
Nichola Sturrock, Spartans FC
I’ve attended the Colours of our Scarves workshop a few times now and find it extremely beneficial and informative. It has been a great Continued Professional Development tool for our developing coaches increasing confidence and challenging hate behaviours
Thought provoking workshop which resonates with you and makes you consider your approach in delivering and general communication with others