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.
On 19th May, UEFA announced its ticket pricing for Euro 2020 matches. Hampden will host four matches.
The Association of Tartan Army Clubs disagrees with the ridiculous ticketing prices being proposed. Tickets for the group matches from €50 (£45) for category C (behind the goals), to an eye-watering €175 (£156) for a category A (pitch side) seat. The prices for the later stages at other venues are even more astronomical.
ATAC and its members believe the massively inflated prices will prevent many supporters from attending matches, and risk thousands of empty seats, for a tournament which UEFA hope to be a special celebration of 60 years of European competition.
ATAC joins Football Supporters Europe and other supporters groups around Europe calling for a serious review of this pricing strategy, and urges UEFA to listen and act with urgency. Football without fans is nothing.
It’s like double decker buses wait ages for one and two come along at the same time. ATAC have provided some advice for our upcoming trip to Belgium in their Euro 2020 Qualification campaign. We hope you find this Sporran Guide useful.
France 2019 starts today (Friday 7th June), 30 days of Football to determine the World Champions. The Scotland Women’s National Team have qualified for the first time and start their campaign on Sunday against England. Everyone at ATAC and all the Tartan Army Clubs would like to wish the team good luck for the competition. Do yourselves and your nation proud we are behind you every step of the way.
ATAC have produced a Sporran Guide with a wee bit of advice and information on the team and the tournament. We hope you find it useful.