The Tartan Army

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This is the term for supporters of the Scotland National Football Team who regularly attend matches both home and away. There are of course vast numbers of fans who attend the home matches and a hard core of about 1,000 fans who travel to almost all away matches. This number swells to between 5,000 and 20,000 travelling fans when Scotland reach the final stages of any major tournament (e.g. European Championships or the World Cup). Of course the greatest attraction of all comes when we play our neighbours and greatest rivals - England (The Auld Enemy).

The Tartan Army, although being somewhat loud when travelling, has built itself a reputation for being friendly and open. They are not hooligans and they are always welcomed back if Scotland are to play any team.

The Tartan Army (unfortunately unlike the Scotland Team) were champions at the European Championship finals in 1992. UEFA awarded the Supporters Award to the Scots for being the most loyal, friendly and best behaved fans to attend the championships.

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