Last week we announced that a working group would be set up to make recommendations on improving the Thistle fan ownership model, including reform of the PTFC Trust‘s trust deed.

We are pleased to be able to announce the composition of that group, which will meet early next week.

Who will be part of the group

From the PTFC Trust, Randle Wilson and Neil Drain will be represented.

From The Jags Foundation, Sandy Fyfe and Andrew Holloway will be part of the group.

Additionally, there will be representatives from other groups and parts of the wider Thistle fanbase. We are pleased to welcome onto the working group:

  • Morag McHaffie, the Chair of The Jags Trust


  • Neil Cowan, from the Jags For Good community group


  • Stephen McDowall Laing from the Proud Jags supporters group


  • Jack Carson from the John Lambie Stand

The group will be independently chaired by Garry Halliday of the Foundation of Hearts. We are keen to draw from the example and experiences of other successful fan owned clubs, to find an outcome that best suits Thistle’s future needs. There will also be independent input from Alan Russell of Supporters Direct Scotland.

Timeline for the working group

The aspiration is that the group will reach a set of recommendations, to be considered by the PTFC Trustees early in the new year. Although this timeline will be demanding, we hope it will focus minds and ensure that a workable model is in place before the end of the current season. Papers and thoughts have already been submitted to the working group.

We are grateful to those involved for making their time available particularly at this busy time of year.

Getting behind the team against Ayr and Inverness CT

With this set to make progress over the next couple of weeks, we urge everyone to turn their attention to matters on the park. The joint sponsorship of the John Lambie Stand at upcoming matches is an excuse to make some noise and support the team and we ask all who can to do so.