The Scottish FA and William Hill are pleased to announce they have signed a memorandum of understanding covering betting integrity in Scottish football.

The MoU will cover all professional football events and associated governing bodies under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA.

The two organisations will exchange information about suspected fraudulent betting activities in the sport in Scotland – including match fixing and insider betting on all events under the governance of the Scottish FA.

Peter McLaughlin, Scottish FA Security and Integrity Officer: “The Scottish FA is committed to keeping the national game clean in the face of the growing global challenges of match-fixing and other integrity related issues.

“We work continually with our clubs and other stakeholders in the game to remain vigilant and co-ordinated in our approach. This is facilitated via the multi-agency Integrity Taskforce, with representation from the Scottish FA, SPFL, FiFPro, PFA Scotland, Managers & Coaches Association, Police Scotland and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscals Service [COPFS].

“Indeed, the group met earlier this week to discuss trends and incidents that happen across Europe, to ensure we remain alive to new and existing threats. Today’s announcement is another example of working together with our sponsors and partners.

“This MoU will enable us to work proactively and share information to protect the integrity and reputation of Scottish football.”

Bill South, Director of Security and Community Affairs at William Hill: “We are proud of our association with Scottish football and we are committed to helping the Scottish FA safeguard the integrity of the game in Scotland. This MoU sends out a zero tolerance message to people contemplating contravening the Scottish FA’s rules on betting and match fixing.”