Update - 12th April 2017

All members have been made aware of the upcoming Regional Training Day on Sunday 28th May at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh via our Monthly Meetings, E-mail and Facebook page.

A response regarding your availability is mandatory.  Thank you to those who have responded.  Can those who are yet to intimate their availability, please do so to Neil Watters as soon as possible.

Update - 29th August 2016

Perth Training commences at Sevenacres in Letham from Tuesday 30th August 2016 for the foreseeable future.  All members should meet at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.  Changing and showering facilities are available.

Update - 12th August 2016

Secretary's page - Special General Meeting.

Update - 9th August 2016

Appointment of Association Physio

I am pleased to announce a partnership with Heal Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic to provide all of our members with a Physiotherapy service.  We have managed to secure a much reduced rate of £30 per session.  They have two facilities, City Quay in Dundee and Barry Business Park in Carnoustie.

In order to book, please advice your Association Registration Number when you call.  The telephone number is 01382 227227.

First Monthly Meeting

I would like to take the opportunity to thanks the 90 members who attended our first meeting on Monday 8th August 2016.  This is a truly fantastic turnout and is indeed the joint highest turnout ever recorded.  Everyone enjoyed and informative coaching slot.  I look forward to seeing you all again next month.

Neil Watters, Association Manager

Update - 28th July 2016

Junior Friendly Matches

Can all referees please note that the use of rolling substitutions in Junior Friendly matches is NOT PERMITTED.  I would respectfully ask that all referees, upon arrival at the ground, inform the teams that rolling substitutions are not allowed.

Neil Watters, Association Manager

Update - 12th July 2016

Perth Training Area

During the school holidays, Perth training will take place at the North Inch Playing Fields with changing facilities provided at Bells Sports Centre.  The session starts at 6.30pm.

Update - 24th June 2016

Message from Neil Watters

"I would like to remind all members that official training commenced in Dundee on Tuesday 21st June.  There were 13 members in attendance who enjoyed a varied workout aimed at all levels of fitness.  I would urge all referees looking to progress their careers to regularly attend our Association training."


Neil Watters, Association Manager

Update - 24th June 2016

There is a FIFA Fitness Test to take place on Thursday 30th June 2016, 5.30pm start at Caird Park Stadium, Dundee.  The Test is aimed at our Category 4 Referees but is open to any members who wish to test themselves or want some additional training.

Please note new earlier start due to a booking error by Dundee City Council.

Update - 6th June 2016

The Laws of the Game 2016/17 are now available in the Documents section of the Extranet.  We encourage all members to obtain a copy and familiarise yourselves prior to the season kick off.  There are a number of amendments to learn.

If you have any questions, please direct them to a senior listed member who I'm sure will be pleased to assist in interpretation.

We anticipate the changes will be covered as part of an early season coaching slot.

Update - 2nd June 2016

International Appointments

Vikki Robertson has been appointed as AR to Morag Pirie for the EURO qualifier between Croatia and Russia on Monday 6th June.

Stuart Stevenson was also appointed AR to Kevin Clancy for the friendly between Norway and Iceland in Oslo on Tuesday 31st May.

Congratulations to both.

Update - 1st June 2016

Statement from Ian Fyfe:

"I am pleased to announce that Steve Pullar has been appointed by the Referee Committee as Assistant Referee Association Manager, Angus & Perthshire Referee Association.  I wish Steve every success in his role."

Ian Fyfe, Referee Committee Member

Update - 31st May 2016

Statement from Ian Fyfe:

"I am pleased to announce that Neil Watters has been appointed by the Referee Committee as Referee Association Manager, Angus & Perthshire Referee Association.  Neil has also been appointed Referee Observer.  I wish Neil every success in these roles.

An announcement regarding the role of Assistant Referee Manager will follow."

Ian Fyfe, Referee Committee Member

Update - 28th May 2016

Statement from Ian Fyfe:

"I write to inform you that Jim McBurney has resigned as Association Manager.  On behalf of the SFA, I would like to thank Jim for his excellent contribution in managing the Association over many years.

An announcement concerning Jim's successor will be made early next week."

Ian Fyfe, Referee Committee Member

Update - 27th May 2016

Following the meeting of the Referee Committee on Sunday 22nd May 2016, we are delighted to learn that all of our senior listed officials retained their existing categories for the 2016/17 season.

There was further fantastic news, George Anderson has been promoted to Category 4.  George is already a "well kent" face in the Junior game having acted as an Assistant Referee regularly for a number of years.

We wish George all the best and our congratulations. 

Update - 16th May 2016

Stuart Stevenson has been appointed as AR1 for the Premiership Play-Off match between Falkirk and Kilmarnock on Thursday 19th May 2016.  This first leg will be played at the Falkirk Stadium.  Yet another prestigious appointment for A&P.

Update - 14th May 2016

Next monthly meeting is on Monday 8th. August at 7.30 p.m.

Neil Brand has been appointed as Referee for the North of Tay Cup Final between Douglas Athletic and Menzieshill.  The Final will take place on the 25th of May at Forfar Athletic's Station Park.  Steve Pullar and Krzysztof Mazanka have been appointed as Assistant Referees.  Kevin Graham has been appointed as 4th Official.

Chris Fordyce is concluding a successful season following his appointment as Referee for the GA Engineering Cup Final between Jeanfield Swifts and Lochee United.  The match will be played at Tannadice Park on Saturday 14th May.  Chris will be assisted by Mike Crichton and the retiring Kenny Laird.  Gordon McCabe will act as Fourth Official in his first Junior Cup Final appointment.

These appointments are further testament to the abilities of our Referees.  Everyone in the Association wishes them well.

Update - 5th May 2016

It is the business end of the season and the high profile and prestigious appointments continue to flow for our members.

Anton Brown has been appointed as Assistant Referee for the Scottish Amateur Cup Final on Sunday 22nd of May 2016 at Hampden Park.  A truly prestigious appointment.

Steve Traynor has been appointed as Referee for the Friendly match between St Johnstone and Manchester United at McDiarmid Park on Friday 6th May 2016.  He will be assisted by Willie Ferguson and Gordon McCabe.  This friendly is an annual affair played at Under 17 level.

As always, we wish our members all the best.

Update - 27th April 2016

Scotland plays two international Futsal matches against Gibraltar tonight and tomorrow at the Bells Sports Centre in Perth.  Angus and Perthshire are well represented and our congratulations go to Gordon McCabe, Kevin Graham, Kyle Brain, Lewis Melloy and Krzysztof Mazanka.

Update - 3rd April 2016


Congratulations go to both Gordon Crawford and Graeme Bowman for significant cup final and semi-final appointments.

Gordon Crawford has been appointed as AR1 for the Petrofac Training Cup Final between Rangers and Peterhead.  The tie is to be played at a sold out Hampden Park, Glasgow on Sunday 10th April.  The match will be live on BBC Alba and I'm sure you will be tuning in to cheer Gordon along.

Graeme Bowman received a Cup Semi Final appointment himself when he was appointed as 4th Official for the Scottish Amateur Cup on Wednesday 30th March.  The tie was fought out between Leven United and Oban Saints at Hamilton's New Douglas Park.  Well done Graeme from all at A&P.

Update - 29th March 2016

Congratulations to Kevin Graham, Ron McCulloch, Gordon McCabe and Krzysztof Mazanka on their appointments to the Scottish Futsal Cup 2015/16 Semi-Finals and Final.  The matches will be played on Sunday 3rd April 2016 at DISC, Mains Loan, Dundee.  The first kick off is at 11.30am with the day wrapping up at around 5.00pm.

Semi Final 1 - Kevin Graham (Referee), Ron McCulloch (Referee 3).

Semi Final 2 - Gordon McCabe (Referee 2), Krzysztof Mazanka (Referee 3).

North v South Select Match - Ron McCulloch (Referee), Kevin Graham (Referee 2).

Final: Gordon McCabe (Referee), Krzysztof Mazanka (Referee 3).

Update - 24th March 2016

Stuart Stevenson has been appointed as AR1 for the friendly between Wales and Northern Ireland today as both countries warm-up for the European Championships.  

All at A&P hope that Stuart enjoys the occasion.

Update - 18th March 2016

Vikki Robertson continues to fly the flag for A&P in Europe as she was appointed as Assistant Referee in an Under 23 tournament in La Manga, Spain.  Vikki assisted Lorraine Clark in the following matches earlier in the month:

  • Norway v Japan - 2nd March
  • Japan v Sweden - 4th March
  • Norway v USA - 6th March
This was a particularly busy time for Vikki as she was appointed as Assistant Referee for the Scotland Women's Vauxhall International Challenge match v Spain on 9th March.

Update - 4th. March

See Secretary's page for details of the visit of John Fleming to the Association.

Update - 29th February 2016     

The February Meeting Minutes are now available in "Useful Documents".  See you all at the March meeting.

Update - 21st February 2016     

Information on the current status of the Grassroots Initiative is given on the Secretary's page.

Update - 8th February 2016

The January General Meeting Minutes are now available under "useful documents".  See you on Friday for our February meeting.

Update - 12th January 2016

Congratulations to Vikki Robertson on her appointment as Assistant Referee for the upcoming UEFA Women's European Championship Qualifier between Montenegro and Spain in Petrovac.  The match will take place on Sunday 24th January at 1pm.  She will accompany referee Lorraine Clark and fellow assistant Kylie McMullan.

All and Angus and Perthsire RA wish her all the very best.

Update - 2nd January 2016

Happy New Year to all members.  Our January meeting will take place at 8.00pm on Friday 8th January 2016 in the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee.  The minutes from the December meeting are available in Useful Documents.


ALL Members are reminded to TAKE CARE if discussing Football matters on Social Media.  Please adhere to this advice.


Update - 2nd January 2016


At our December meeting, we were delighted to welcome Jenny and Faye McMillan from The Blake McMillan Trust.  President Gavin Harris presented them with a cheque for £500 to put towards Blake's care.

Update - 7th December 2015

Please note that the November Meeting minutes are now available for download in "Useful Documents" prior to the Friday 11th December meeting.

We encourage as large an attendance as possible as we make our 2015 Charity donation.  This years recipient is the Blake McMillan Trust.

Update - 7th December 2015


Angus & Perthshire RA received some excellent news during the past week that both Stuart Stevenson and Vikki Robertson have retained their status as FIFA officials for 2016.

Congratulations to both and keep up the good work.

Update - 25th November 2015

Category 7 Referee Abbie Hendry (left) has been appointed as AR1 for the Club Academy Scotland match between Dundee United and Kilmarnock 17's on Sunday 29th November.  A standard appointment to the naked eye, however made more unique that the Referee is none other than A&P's Kelly Kyle (right) - her mother! Surely a first for A&P and we wish them both well with their appointment.  

Update - 24th November 2015

Category 3 SAR Stuart Stevenson has been appointed as AR1 for the upcoming Petrofac Training Cup Semi Final between Rangers and St Mirren on 28th November 2015.  This match will be played at Ibrox Stadium.  

This is another high profile appointment for one of our FIFA officials and all at A&P wish Stuart well.

Update - 14th November 2015

Vikki Robertson - Flying the Flag for Female Referees

It has been a successful period of late for our Female FIFA Assistant Referee, Vikki Robertson.  She was appointed as AR2 for the Scottish Women's Cup Final between Glasgow City and Hibernian at Ainslie Park in Edinburgh on the 8th of November. This prestigious appointment followed hot on the heels of a UEFA Euro Qualifier between Bosnia Herzegovina and Belgium on the 27th of October.

Her busy schedule continues with an appointment on the 19th of November for a Women's Champions League match between Zvezda of Russia and Slavia Prague and on the 26th of November she travels to Macedonia for a EURO Qualifier against Belarus.

All at Angus and Perthshire wish Vikki well.


Update - 9th November 2015

Would all members kindly refer to the Referee Extranet for all of your administrative needs.  The Library section can be found under the "Services" tab once you have logged in to the Extranet.  Useful information can be found there such as:

  • Calendar of Events
  • News Circulars
  • Laws of the Game
  • CORRECT Misconduct Report Forms
  • Handbooks
All members were emailed a unique log-in from the SFA, if this is lost then please contact the SFA Referee Department at Hampden Park to retrieve.  The extranet link is:



Update - 6th November 2015 - Message from Ian Fyfe

Following a recent Referee Committee Meeting, we discussed the appointment of Assistant Referee Association Managers to support and build on the excellent work currently being undertaken.

We are pleased to confirm that Neil Watters has been appointed to the position for Angus and Perthshire Association.  Both Jim and I hope you will join us in wishing Neil every success in the future.


ALL Members are reminded NOT to discuss Football matters on Social Media.  Please adhere to this advice.


Update - 27th October 2015

Congratulations to Stuart Stevenson who has been appointed to Day 4 of the Europa League.  Stuart will undertake 4th Official Duties for John Beaton for the match between FC Dinamo Minsk and Villarreal CF.  

We wish Stuart good luck as always.