Site Visit Presentation to Club Reps

After our AGM at Hampden on Sunday 12th May, we welcomed reps from many TA groups where our Chair and Vice Chair presented site visit info after their recent trip to Munich, Cologne and Stuttgart.

The more detailed notes can be found at the link below. The presentation, which can be found below was a more visual presentation highlighting key areas of interest within the host cities, and with photos from our trip.

We were also joined by Liam Douglas SNT SLO, Marti Stolarek SFA security, and reps from Police Scotland who delivered a security briefing.

The full presentation (made up of 2 files due to upload / space constraints) is available below.

Part 1 – Intro & Useful Info

Part 2 – City Specific

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Fan Walk for Scotland v Switzerland

After dialogue between ourselves, the Scottish FA, Cologne Host City team and Cologne Police we can now confirm some further details for the Tartan Army Fan Walk to the Cologne Stadium for our match v Switzerland.


The fan walk will start at Josef-Lammerting-Allee, a few minutes’ walk from the Technologie Park Train Station. The train from Cologne Central Station takes 8 minutes. This area will be closed off from 16:00 for us to gather – there will be concession stands, toilets, and bins at the fan meeting point, and of course, you can bring a carry out.

THE FAN WALK: 18:30.

The distance from the meeting point to the stadium is 1.7km. Approx 20-25 mins at average pace. In agreement with the Police and the Cologne mobility team, we aim to start the walk at 18:30. This should mean the front of the fan walk reaches the stadium by 19:00 and everyone arrive well before kick off. This gives Scotland fans plenty time to get into the stadium to enjoy the many concession stalls, with beer on sale inside the ground.

The route itself is a fairly straightforward walk, mostly flat through a residential area, with a very slight incline as we near the stadium. The police and security team will facilitate full road closure along the route, other than one main road crossing directly opposite the stadium. This will be operated as a staggered crossing, so please be patient when you arrive here. There will be bins and toilets along the route, so in appreciation to the local authorities for facilitating the Fan Walk, we’d ask supporters to be considerate of the residents on the route and make use of these please.


Bob Bell and others have set up a “Pipes & Drums of the Tartan Army” facebook group, and Bob has offered his support in coordinating pipers for the fan walk. If you are a piper or drummer, and are interested in taking part leading us to the stadium, please contact Bob through Facebook DM and he will add you to the group.

Please share amongst your clubs and groups and fellow TA.

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