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.
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 will issue a guide for Wembley nearer the time of the game but discussions with the SFA ahead of the Slovakia game highlighted a potential challenge with the ticket sales period. Please note that the tickets for Wembley will go on sale shortly after our return from Slovakia. The SSC will be recording the Slovakia point before releasing the tickets –v- England, this will result in a short purchasing window, the SSC are aware of this but have recognised that this is the best way to ensure that the points system is up to date, ATAC supports this position – Keep an eye on your emails.
ATAC are really pleased to publish the first Sporran Guide to offer information and travel advice for the upcoming game in Slovakia. We hope you find this useful.
We had hoped to receive a map and specific details from the Maltese FA but this has not come through.
ATAC understands that the Maltese FA and local police have spoken to a number of local coach and mini bus operators (not all). We have been advised that an area close to the stadium has been set aside for those coaches and mini buses transporting Scottish fans. Organisers and convenors should follow the guidance supplied by local stewards and police who should direct buses to the allocated parking area. Those buses that will be dropping off and picking up after the game should also go to this area.
Enjoy the game
Association of Tartan Army Clubs
Those fans who were in Malta for the Italy game will know that there were some issues with parking at the Stadium. Recognising this ATAC have been liaising with the SFA security officer on parking for Scottish supporters buses.
Only official coaches – Team, SFA officials and Media will park in official car park at the stadium. Other coaches will be routed to park adjacent to the National Park a short walk from the stadium (we hope to circulate a map on Thursday following a security meeting).
However, ALL persons arranging travel by coach or mini bus for Scottish fans should contact their bus or tour operator with the request that they contact the Maltese FA who will issue them with a PASS and specific instructions on where they should park. The Maltese FA would prefer to have the requests by Thursday.
If you know of anyone organising transport please pass this message to them.
Parking is very restricted in the vicinity of the stadium, it will be dark when leaving the stadium and the area is very poorly lit, therefore it is requested that all organisers and convenors accept the assistance of the Maltese FA and follow the instructions of officials and local police around the stadium.
Association of Tartan Army Clubs
Early in December the ATAC committee held a quarterly meeting, a link to the minutes of the meeting can be found here.
ATAC December Minutes