The Scottish Professional Football League has lodged its defence to the legal challenge raised by Hearts and Partick Thistle – and sought to take central control of any similar controversy.
The Scottish football authorities will explore ways to get some supporters in grounds for the start of the Premiership season after a further easing of the lockdown was announced.
All 42 of Scotland’s league clubs have been awarded £50,000 grants following the donation made by philanthropist James Anderson.
Scottish football has been warned of an impending “catastrophe” as Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers vowed to take on Hearts and Partick Thistle in court.
Sports lawyer David Winnie feels Hearts have a chance of overturning their relegation in court.
Hearts and Partick Thistle have lodged court papers to challenge their relegations – but have not yet sought to delay the Scottish Premiership season.
Former Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan claims cross-border competitions should be the focus after the game found itself in a “dreadful position” dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Partick Thistle have joined forces with Hearts to launch a legal challenge to their relegation after a donor offered to fund their court battle.
Partick Thistle ruled out immediate legal action despite the “sickening” confirmation of their uncertain fate in Scotland’s lower leagues.
Hearts have launched a legal challenge after a final attempt at reconstruction of the Scottish Professional Football League failed.
Hearts have been consigned to a shortened season in the Scottish Championship after the final attempt at league reconstruction failed.
Former Hearts chairman Leslie Deans has called on the Scottish Professional Football League to “impose” reconstruction if a majority of clubs want it.
The Scottish Professional Football League is ready to utilise Hampden to get as many fans as possible into games when crowds return.
Scottish Professional Football League chief executive Neil Doncaster has confirmed plans for a permanent top-flight expansion are a last chance to change the structure before next season.
Scottish clubs have been asked to consider introducing an expanded 14-team top flight which would leave the rest of the league as it stands.
Every Scottish league club will be able to access a £50,000 grant to help them through the coronavirus crisis following a donation worth more than £3million.
One club chairman described the reconstruction saga as “tedious” after Rangers launched a new proposal to reorganise the Scottish leagues.
The Scottish Professional Football League has denied claims that it has diluted the worth of its broadcasting contract.
Scottish Championship clubs aim to play a full season from October, Morton chief executive Dave MacKinnon has revealed.
Ian Maxwell is “determined” to get every level of Scottish football back in action as soon as possible after the governing body approved the return of training for Premiership clubs from June 11.