Keep up-to-date with the latest football activities in the South East region on twitter @sfa_southeast

The Scottish FA’s South East Region are celebrating breaking the 1000 followers barrier on social media tool twitter.

The region, which covers Edinburgh down to the border areas around Berwick, are the first of the Association’s six regional teams to achieve the milestone since the accounts were activated in 2012.

South East office co-ordinator Aidan Forbes, who manages the account from the team’s HQ in the capital, said: “We have tried to engage with our followers as much as possible, keeping them updated with programmes in the region, ongoing events and work that is being done with local clubs.  We have also interacted by running competitions on a regular basis with prizes ranging from training kit to match tickets.”

Twitter, formed in 2006 in the US by Jack Dorsey, has become one of the world’s most popular websites and is used by organisations worldwide to interact with customers and key stakeholders.

Aidan added: “Twitter has been important to reach a wide range of people and in particular promote the many different projects that are ongoing in the region.  By doing this we hope that we are being as transparent as possible as well as providing a platform to engage with others that we maybe would not do normally.

“I think it’s a nice option for people to use twitter as it is easier than picking up a phone.  As word count is limited it provides straight to the point questions and straight to the point answers.  

“It has also allowed us to promote work and initiatives that are going on within many of the great clubs in the region and provide them with some extra exposure.”