The Association of Tartan Army Clubs (ATAC) was formed in 2000 to act on behalf of fans of the Scottish national team, both home and away. ATAC directly represents over 1500 members of affiliated Tartan Army clubs throughout Scotland and beyond, but does not claim to directly represent the Tartan Army. We liaise regularly with the Scotland Supporters Club and Scottish FA staff in relation to issues specifically impacting supporters of the national team such as ticketing, travel & security, supporters experience, match buses, fan events, and much more.
ATAC also contributes to the wider conversation on Scottish and European Footballing issues as a whole. Our vice chair fills a seat on the board of Supporters Direct Scotland (SDS), who in turn hold a seat on the SFA Congress. We also participate in meetings and discussion with the supporters groups from the other Home Nations, and are members of, and engage with, Football Supporters Europe (FSE).
Each affiliated club sends a representative to the ATAC committee. This committee meets regularly with Scottish Football Association, promoting the best interests of every Scotland fan. Before ATAC was formed, there was no formal dialogue between Scotland fans and the SFA.
You don’t have to be a member of an affiliated Tartan Army Club to get your viewpoint across. ATAC will listen to any point raised by a member of the Scotland Supporters Club. If you have an issue you wish to raise, please email us.
ATAC have provided some advice for our upcoming trip to Russia in the Euro 2020 Qualification campaign. We hope you find this Sporran Guide useful.
The Government have also produced some advice that can be found here
At yesterdays meeting with the SSC and SFA Security, we briefly discussed the November match in Cyprus. The Cypriot FA have stringent ID checks as part of the ticket sale process, and every member will be required to required to input a passport number at point of sale. The SFA will share more information in due course, upon return from Russia, but were happy for us to provide a heads up to supporters.
ATAC met with the SSC and SFA Security team yesterday to discuss the upcoming trip to Russia. The SFA’s pre match travel information will be issued on Tuesday, and will contain details about the trip, ticket collection, and do’s and don’t whilst in Moscow. Tickets for the match will be posted out early Tuesday by the SSC.
ATAC will be issuing the supporters Sporran Guide later in the week, so keep an eye on our website and social media.
With Scotland’s trip to Moscow just over 3 weeks away on Thursday 10th October here is a reminder to all fans travelling that you need a Visa to enter Russia. Normal processing takes 5 working days at the Edinburgh Russian Visa Application Centre although you can pay extra for a next day service. Full details are available in the ATAC Visa guide, this was produced back in March and it is still correct.
The Sporran Guide for our trip to Russia will be published in early October.
The next ATAC meeting will take place on Sunday 1 September, and is being hosted by Lunnainn Albannaich. As they are based in London they have opted to host it in the Graham Hotel in Falkirk. If you would like to join ATAC or simply come along and see what goes on then please get in touch.