Tartan Army assemble for day that has been 26 years in the making

Tartan Army assemble for day that has been 26 years in the making

Michael Grant/The Times/14/06/24 The Tartan Army mustered only about 600 members for the odyssey to their infamous World Cup in Argentina in 1978. Four years later came the Scotland support’s first mass mobilisation overseas, when nearly 20,000 went to Spain ’82, including those who turned up for the game against the Soviet Union with a banner that framed it as an ideological battle of “Alcoholism versus Communism”. At Italia ’90, the travelling support again stood at about 20,000. Eight years later, for the opening game of France ’98 against Brazil, the estimate was of about 60,000 Scots occupying Paris.

Bigger than all of those were the movements of Scots for the famous “Wembley Weekends” against England in London in the Sixties and Seventies. Read online in The Times