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We are a group of Scotland supporters who run TACC in our spare time. We are helped by a small army of fellow fans, but the committee consists of the following...


TACC Board and Trustees


Derek Clark - Chairman


Derek was born and bred near Hampden Park.


His first Scotland away trip was at the 1998 World Cup in France.


He is a longstanding member of the Scotland Supporters Club and has attended 38 away games.


Derek enjoys golf, hillwalking and playing the bagpipes.  He also follows rugby.


He has been a supporter of TACC since the beginning, he has been a Trustee since 2015.


Leah Farrer - Trustee


Leah is from Penicuik and a mum of 5.  Despite running a very busy family home, Leah is always looking to help others and has been involved in different fundraising initiatives.


Due to her own personal circumstances in having a child with exceptional needs who has experienced a lengthy stay in hospital, she has a strong passion for the rights and welfare of children and young people.  Via an initiative Leah took on last year as part of her fundraising team, Team Aine, with various foodbanks around Scotland, she has a specific interest in children from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Prior to being a full time stay at home Mum, Leah worked at the University of Edinburgh and NHS Borders in Melrose.  Leah became aware of the amazing work TACC did through her involvement with the Kiltwalk and was delighted to be invited to join the board and become a Trustee. 


Sam Currie - Trustee

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  Sam lives in Penicuik and works in Edinburgh for the Scottish Parliament.


  She has been a Scotland fan for as long as she can remember and has very fond memories of shouting at the telly,

  and cheering Scotland on with her mum and dad from a young age.


  Her first away trip was Italy in 2007 and she was bitten by the away trip bug.

  Unfortunately due to work, she can't get to away games as often as she would like.


  Sam has been a long time supporter of TACC and was absolutely delighted to become a trustee.


Dot Wilson - Trustee



Dot lives in Kinghorn, Fife, but hails from Glasgow originally.  She's been a member of the Scotland Supporters Club since 2003 but was attending Scotland games long before that.  Her first official away trip as a member of the SSC was Germany v Scotland in 2003 and she's attended over 50 away games since then - so it's safe to say she's been well and truly bitten by the Scotland bug.

Dot became a TACC trustee in 2015 having organised donations in both Georgia and Gibraltar during that year as a TACC Ambassador.  However, she's been involved in Tartan Army charity work since visiting a children's ward in an Estonian hospital in 2004.  Over the years, probably one of her strongest memories was seeing children in a Moldovan orphanage taste Irn Bru for the first time during a visit by over 40 kilted foot soldiers - afterwards the charity running the orphanage said that the kids were very excited by the visit from the 'men in dresses'.


John McKendrick - Trustee


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Professor John McKendrick is from the dark side.  He was admitted to the Scottish FA senior list of referees in 2000 and has been a Category One referee for eleven seasons.


His funniest moment as a referee was many years’ ago in Dalmellington. Craigmark Burtonians had ended the match with seven players, with four players sent off in the aftermath of one of their players being punched from an opponent from Irvine Victoria in an off-the-ball incident.  It becomes clear what has happened, but as play was being followed, the off-the-ball incident was out-of-view and no action could be taken. The offending player was quickly substituted, but it all went Pete Tong for the remainder of the match. On leaving the park at the end of the match, there is a wall of noise and then it all goes quiet, which allows a conversation to be overheard between two Burtonians’ supporters. Says one to the other, “I don’t know how the referee missed it, it was right behind his back”. Priceless!


When John is not avoiding the shops on a Saturday or spending time with his children (Lauren, aged 26; Corrie, aged 21; and Morven, aged 7) and grandchildren (baby Finn), he is a Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, specialising in the study of tackling child poverty and promoting children’s play. He is also on the Board of Directors for Play Scotland.

Rory Holmes - Trustee


Rory is the baby of the group and lives in Kilsyth.  He is studying Accounting and Business Studies whilst also working as a civil servant.  These two commitments tend to take a back seat though when it comes to international breaks and planning the next away trip.  When his dream of playing for Scotland didn’t quite go to plan he had to resort to dreaming of watching the national side at a major tournament. As you can tell he’s been dreaming for quite a while now!
His first experience of TACC was when Rory and a few others decided whilst on a 17.5 hour bus journey to Luxembourg for a friendly that it would be a wise idea to cycle to Wembley to raise funds.  Rory loved the challenge and has since raised funds via various challenges and events, however, rumour has it he still uses a rubber ring to sit down following the cycle :>)
Since then his relationship with TACC has continued to blossom, attending donations abroad and he was delighted to have previously been a TACC Ambassador. He is proud to become TACC’s youngest ever trustee and is excited to see what the future holds for the charity!

Doreen Smith - Secretary

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Doreen is an Aberdonian born and bred, and recently ended a 30+ year career in the NHS.


A member of the Tartan Army since the Italia 90 qualifiers, her own “My First Scotland Match”, and in fact her first football match ever!, was as an away fan in the Parc des Princes.  Despite being beaten 3:0 she was hooked, and while only a few more away matches have been possible, the drive to Hampden for home games has become a regular fixture.


Doreen has been a long term supporter of TACC and held an Ambassador role within the charity for quite some time. She is both honoured and delighted to become a trustee.

Kevin Dewar - Trustee

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Kevin is married with two grown up children.


He has been following Scotland on and off, home and away for almost 30 years.


His first away game was in 1994 against Greece in Athens.


He has attended a few TACC presentations abroad and is delighted to be appointed as a Trustee.




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