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.
The annual ATAC football tournament was hosted by the Doonhamers Tartan Army at Palmerston Park and Palmerston Arena thanks to Queen of the South FC for all their help.
8 clubs entered team from up and down the country: Edinburgh TA, West of Scotland TA, Dunfermline TA, Carnoustie TA, Falkirk and District TA, West End Bar Airdrie TA, North East TA and Doonhamers TA. The winners of the walking football were WEBATA with runners up Doonhamers TA. Player of the tournament was Jim Cummings of WEBATA. The winners of the seven a sides were Doonhamers TA with the Carnoustie TA runners up the player of the tournament was the hosts Scott Burns.
The awards ceremony was held in the Hole in the Wa’ inn and a massive thanks to Alan and all the staff for keeping us refreshed. A massive thanks to everyone who turned up,all the helpers,the referees,Willie Pool at Lochside Club, Lee Broome at Prestige Motors and Hole in the Wa’ inn and young Christopher Kerr who helped massively on the day.
Thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets and donated raffle prizes.The raffle organised by Kevin Donnelly raised a fantastic £700 for the chest heart and stroke Scotland charity. Final thanks were for our hosts Doonhamers TA for putting on such a fantastic event.
ATAC are pleased to share a slightly different Sporran Guide to usual, on this occasion David McGirr and the Kraków Expats Directory have done all the hard work, thanks David. A link to their guide can be found within a high level Sporrran Guide ahead of our trip to Poland to face Ukraine this week.