The Tartan Army can now wear the Scottish Football Association's very own tartan with pride following the launch of a new range of clothing.
Gents and ladies garments have been designed
Despite being known the world over for their attire, Scotland supporters have
never had a uniform tartan.
But now the SFA has launched its own plaid, ensuring a stylish turnout to
support the national team.
The official tartan, which is dark blue with a thin green stripe, is already said to be a hit with fans.
The tartan, which will feature in kilts and suits, is available exclusively from highland wear retailer Slanj.
The company approached the SFA two years ago and suggested the association
should have its own tartan. They then spent two years developing the tartan with
the Scottish FA's commercial department.
Brian Halley, of Slanj, said he hoped the new plaid would bring the team luck
in the forthcoming World Cup campaign.
"We approached the SFA almost two years ago to suggest that their tartan be
available commercially as a fitting tribute to the national dress for fans all
"Already we have produced kilts for Scottish FA legend Archie Gemmill and
Miss Scotland Nicola Jolly.
"We look forward to many more orders during the current World Cup campaign
and hope it brings all the Scottish national football squads lots of luck."
The new tartan also scored support from Deputy First Minister Jim Wallace.
"New tartan designs are sometimes controversial but I wish the Scottish FA
tartan well and hope it can be as successful a symbol for Scottish football as
the Tartan Army," he said.
"And I look forward to attending a future international wearing a Scottish FA