SFA, Scotland Travel Club, Getting Match Tickets and Travel Companies and Canadian / North American Travel

The Scottish Football Association

The Scotland Football Association is the ruling body for football in Scotland, founded in 1873. All aspects, from application of the rules to the running of the league, control and disciplinary mechanisms are managed by the SFA. The current manager of the national team is Craig Brown.

With effect from 8th January 2001, the SFA are located at the National Stadium, Hampden Park, in Glasgow. Contact details are as follows:

The Scottish Football Association
Hampden Park
G42 9AY
Telephone: Inside UK: (0141)-616-6000, Fax: (0141)-616-6001
Telephone: Outside UK: +44-616-6000, Fax: +44-141-616-6001.

Alternatively, you can visit their web site using this link to the Scottish Football Association.

The Scotland Travel Club

The Scotland Travel Club is the official source of tickets for all Scotland matches and is organised by Marjory Nimmo will be able to provide you with information about matches and obtaining tickets. Note that you have to join the STC before you can apply for tickets through them. Joining fee is 10 pounds and there is a biannual membership renewal fee of 20 pounds. For this, you are given priority application forms for tickets for all Scotland matches, home and away.

Tickets for all Scotland's 'away' games are allocated from the SFA only to Travel Club members on a one ticket per membership basis. Information about match details and ticket prices is circulated to members well in advance of fixtures and priority is also given to Travel Club members for European Championship and World Cup Finals, should Scotland qualify.

Membership forms can be requested by writing (or by telephone / FAX) to Marjory Nimmo at the Scotland Travel Club at the above SFA address.

The travel club has a page on the Scottish Football Association web site (select travel)which gives more information and also allows you to print off the STC application form (which can only be submitted by post, with accompanying cheque and recent photo of applicant).

Governing Bodies

Fédération Internationale de Football Association [FIFA]
Hitzigweg 11
8030 Zurich
Tel. +41 (1) 384-9595
Fax +41 (1) 384-9696

FIFA also have their own web site which has a wide range of relevant information included.

Route de Genève 46
CH-1260 NYON 2
UEFA also have a comprehensive website

Scotball Travel & Leisure Limited

The Scotball Travel Agency is the official travel agency of the SFA. They specifically organise trips to all Scotland away matches from a number of departure points (normally from Glasgow / Edinburgh and London). They do certainly treat you well and you get to stay in quality accomodation but you pay through the nose for the pleasure. Scotball trips are always the most expensive of those on offer.

Scotball Travel & Leisure Ltd, 5 Park Gardens, Glasgow, G3 7YF, SCOTLAND, GB. Telephone: Inside UK: (0141)-333-9100, Fax: (0141)-333-9100, Telephone: Outside UK: +44-141-332-6372, Fax: +44-141-353-2923. The e-mail address is shared between Scotball Travel and the Scotland Travel Club.

Scotball have a page on the Scottish Football Association web site.

Other Companies / Persons who organise trips to Scotlands away matches

Ian Sharp, Euro Scot Travel, Trips from London and Scotland, depending on demand. Tel: 0181 312 4181, or write to 1 Caerleon Terrace, Abbeywood, London, SE2 9EQ. (no e-mail). Reputation: Reasonable prices and quite a good laugh.

John Buchanan (Glasgow Hearts Supporters Club). John has been running trips (often by bus) for some years now. He can be contacted on 0141-330-4823 (weekdays, office hours) or by .

Passport Travel. Passport Travel, Clydebank, Glasgow (Tel: 0141-951-1515, FAX: 0141-951-1499). Passport Travel is run by Jimmy and Eddie who are experienced and well organised for setting up trips to games. They are also good linguists and speak Spanish, Italian and some French. Their reputation is for organising reasonable cost, short duration trips to away games : usually 1 or 2-days (it is Passport Travel who often run the 'Day Tripper' flights from Glasgow).

Reader Holidays. S&UN Ltd, Press Buildings, Campbell Street, Hamilton - phone no 01698 429912. Little Known. Busses from Hamilton / Lanarkshire.

Bislands Travel. Renfrew (0141 886 6721)

John Grigor. Organises travel to all away games under the auspices of 'Scotland Abroad'. Often bus trips - from Central Scotland - several recent trips have however used flying. Contact John by for more information.

Canadian / North American Travel

A group of nutters (mainly from the Toronto area - although covering all of Canada and North America) travel regularly to watch Scotland matches in Scotland and Europe. For more information, contact Ian in Toronto on . The New York City Tartan Army are also regular traveller. Find out more at the NYC Tartan Army web-site.

Getting Tickets for Matches

This explains how to get match tickets. By far the easiest way is to be a member of the Scotland Travel Club. As an STC member, you are given priority in application for all sections of the ground for home games and the Scotland Travel Club reserved areas for away matches. Only STC Members may purchase tickets for away matches. If you are not an STC member, it is still possible to get tickets for home games once they go on public sale.

Home ticket prices are generally between 10 and 20 pounds for a seat at home games, depending on area selected. There are usually family sections as well costing about 10 pounds per adult and 3 or 4 pounds per child. Away ticket prices vary dramatically, especially when matches are to take place in the Eastern bloc (or ex-Eastern bloc as they prefer to be know). Tickets are normally available locally for a fraction of the £15 or £20 that are charged when Western European teams visit. Always a rip off! It is not the fault of the SFA as they are told the ticket prices by the host nation, it is the fault of FIFA for allowing them to get away with it!

When on Public sale, tickets can be often be purchased in person from the following outlets on weekdays :
Scotball Travel & Liesure Ltd, 5 Park Gardens, Glasgow - Tel: 0141-616-6000
Counter sales at:

The Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, Glasgow (also telephone credit card sales on 0141-287-5000)
Virgin Records, Princes Street, Edinburgh
Virgin Records, Argyle Street, Glasgow
Record Market, Broomlands Street, Paisley
The above outlets can vary, depending on the match and the level of publicity (or not!!) that the SFA has put in.

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