The Honest Men Trust (THMT) is asking for the views of its members – and all Ayr United fans – on the prospect of Rangers joining the Scottish Football League and plans for reconstruction in Scottish football.

THMT Chairman, John Dalton, said “We were delighted with the response the Trust had from all Ayr United supporters to our recent fans survey, with over 380 replies on a range of matters concerning the club. Now, the situation surrounding Rangers has huge implications for Scottish football and it is only right that supporters’ voices are heard”.

Fans of SPL clubs have made their feelings clear and clubs are taking notice meaning it now looks unlikely that the SPL will allow Rangers to continue in the top tier when they vote on July 4th. The SFA have now confirmed that talks are ongoing between the three governing bodies which would see one league body oversee the senior game; the introduction of a play-off between SPL and SFL First Division; a single financial distribution model and a pyramid system, with the potential for relegation from and promotion to the fourth tier.

John said: “Scottish football is in need of change and the situation at Rangers offers an opportunity to do this.  The proposals mentioned by the SFA, many of which feature in the Fans’ Plan produced by Supporters Direct Scotland, are to be cautiously welcomed. However, what happens to Rangers is still unknown. Will they start in the First Division or the Third? Or even stay in the top division?

“The fact that clubs in the SPL are willing to listen to their supporters on this matter is hugely encouraging. SFL clubs, including Ayr United, are likely to have their vote on the future of Scottish football and on Rangers and we would hope that the Ayr United Board take account of the opinions of supporters”.

THMT will feedback the views of supporters on Rangers and league reconstruction – and the results of the fan survey – to the Ayr United Board in the coming weeks.

Fans can send their comments using the form below or by e-mail to


Comments or questions are welcome.

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