Having read that the new Scotland kit was launched with “augmented reality,” I was hopeful that we’d be augmenting the new kit’s reality with a better football team. Alas, we’re stuck with Gary Caldwell for the time being – the reality augmentation for this kit’s launch was a clever video installation in Glasgow’s Buchanan Galleries shopping centre allowing any overweight wee chancer to pretend he’s a Scottish international footballer. Kind of like when Charlie Adam lines up at Hampden, I guess. Anyway, the new kit is ugly and overpriced but I’m sure I’ll end up wearing it at some point. From £35 from www.scottishfootballdirect.com

Bluenoses aren’t sure who or what Craig Whyte stands for yet, and the rest of Scottish football doesn’t like anything Rangers-related (and Gers fans don’t care, as the song goes). But in these troubled times down Ibrox way, the one group that does stand up for Rangers fans is the Rangers Supporters Trust (www.rangerssupporterstrust.co.uk). The long term aim of the trust is to make Rangers owned and run by Rangers fans – not by an egomaniac steel millionaire or a secretive private equity player. Annual membership from as little as £10.“We Are Celtic Supporters” is a book written, not surprisingly given its title, about Celtic fans. According to the blurb, author Richard Purden looks at “what created the culture, ideas and beliefs around Celtic football club” and I’m sure if you’re a Celtic fan you’ll find it a great read, with interviews from fans around the world on the topic of the Celtic identity. Less than a tenner from Amazon UK.Motherwell fan William Kay, with some help from Puma, designed and produced a 125-year anniversary kit for the Steelmen, which is available from motherwelldirect.co.ukfor £45. Worn by the team in a pre-season game against Leeds, it looks pretty snazzy, though perhaps not as stylish as the legendary Willie Pettigrew mid-70s shirt.Fans of Aberdeen, Dundee United, Hibs, and Hearts can relive their glory days with reprints of famous match reports available from www.gonedigging.co.uk. For a tenner you can get a back page copy for your choice of game – Jim Jefferies’ cup win? Hewitt’s Euro heroics? – or have it framed for twenty quid. (They also sell “Heart of Midlothian Mugs” which I thought were the guys who turn out in maroon every week for no wages. Apparently not.)

For not much more than the cost of a historic Hibee Herald, you might be able to observe history as it’s made. Dunfermline’s matchday hospitality packages start at just £40, which includes a three-course meal, Sky TV in the lounge, and “exclusive” centre-stand seating. From the official club site dafc.co.uk, which says it’s a cash bar, though. St Mirren’s £95 deal includes more or less the same, but you don’t have to go to Fife and it’s inclusive of drinks (www.saintmirren.net).

Kilmarnock offer something that neither of these packages, nor their equivalents across Scotland, England, or even Europe, can boast: the world-famous Killie Pie. But you can now get yours locally and smuggle it into your ground of choice, because Brownings Bakers, makers of the legendary meat-inside-pastry combo, distribute the Killie Pie in Aldi and Spar throughout the nation. Next stop: overseas shipping, please.

St Johnstone’s online store is tat central. You can have pencil sharpeners for 50p, rulers for 90p, erasers for 50p, pens or pencils for 60p, all emblazoned with the Saints logo. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should, St Johnstone. If you want to encourage such rubbish, go to saintsonlinestore.co.uk.

A much better investment: £110 to sponsor the boots of an Inverness Caledonian Thistle player. In fact, it’s probably less now we’re halfway through the season. Can you nominate who you want to be kicked? Probably not, but you can email the Caley club shop to find out: ictfc.co.uk.

And finally, three tips for the readers among you. In Search of Alan Gilzean (from amazon.co.uk) is James Morgan’s account of locating the great Dundee and Spurs striker; The Blizzard is a new-ish quarterly publication of long-form football journalism, available digitally or on paper from blizzard.co.uk; and still going strong the venerable When Saturday Comes fanzine now offers digital subscriptions for £19.50 annually at wsc.co.uk.