Scottish Football Association to discuss using VAR
Video Assistant Referees (VAR) have been used in England this season
The Scottish Football Association will set up talks on the introduction of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) in the domestic game.
The SFA added its vote to a unanimous decision to approve the system on a permanent basis at the International Football Association Board's annual general meeting on Saturday.
VAR has been trialled in a number of countries including England, where its use has caused some controversy in FA Cup ties.
The SFA will now discuss its implementation in Scotland with member clubs and other stakeholders, including the Scottish Professional Football League.
An SFA statement read: "We are open to any technology that would help deliver as a matter of fact. Over the course of this IFAB-approved extensive study, VAR has been proven to aid match officials in the decision-making process.
"It is something we would be happy to embrace and support if there was a widespread appetite from our member clubs to do so and if it proved affordable to implement.
"That is something we will look to discuss with the key stakeholders in our domestic game, through the Professional Game Board in the first instance.
Image:VAR could eventually be used at grounds like Motherwell's Fir Park
"Our decision to vote in favour of VAR was not taken lightly, but after lengthy research we are confident it is a move that is in the best interests of the game."
John Fleming, head of referee operations at the SFA, has thrown his weight behind the project.
"Having been involved in many discussions over the past three seasons, I am totally in favour of this momentous decision by IFAB regarding the implementation of VAR into the world of football," he said.
"It is now up to member associations and respective competition organisers within football to decide whether they wish to apply to IFAB and introduce that technology into their competitions.
This was only a few months ago this Sky Sports article.
I'm on the fence me personally. The Portugal game was a farce, but you look some decisions in big games in our league, like the penalty given to the sheep shaggers against us at the end of the season was a dreadful call by the ref. Amongst other incidents. The scum get away with murder a good few times and lego muncher broon gets protected too much. This league's corrupt to fuck!