The shipyards of Leith (All of them) have long had a connection to Hibernian Football Club (Hibs)
and as such the Blog at Leith Built Ships are happy to do a little bit to publicise an intended Supporters Buy Out to return the Football club to the supporters of the team.
The organisation has been set up and a website is now on-line for any pledges of support to return this fine club to it's rightful place in Scottish Football, innovators since 1875 so who knows this may well help return the Glory Days to Easter Road Stadium.
The following is from the official website:-
Hibernian SupportersLimited (HSL) has been established with simple and clear objectives:
· To raise funds to purchase shares in Hibernian Football Club, and
· To hold those shares for the benefit of all supporters and the community.
There is strength in solidarity and the more funds we can raise the more shares we can buy. We have a legally binding agreement with the Club that enables us to buy shares with the funds we raise. This agreement is open ended and is not limited by the closing date like the option supporters have if they elect to buy direct.
We have the opportunity to own our Club and it is up to us all to take that opportunity and I would encourage you to visit our donation page and either make a lump sum contribution or sign up to a direct debit and pay monthly. Either way you can be safe in the knowledge that the money contributed will go a long way to securing the future of our Club.
This is the start of the journey to something we as supporters have been calling for - FAN ownership.