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AIR and ferry ports along with bus and rail stations are preparing to be invaded by the Tartan Army — on their way to Germany.

This weekend marks the start of the largest-ever mobilisation of Scotland fans, with 200,000 heading to Euro 2024 by planes, trains, automobiles and ships.

Scotland supporters flying from Edinburgh will need to follow a little-known ruleCredit: Kenny Ramsay
The Tartan Army can’t wait to cheer the team on in GermanyCredit: Kenny Ramsay

And some will get there by weird and wonderful routes as prices for direct trips soar in the run-up to our opening match against the host nation in Munich next Friday.

EasyJet is charging up to £1,000 for a flight to the Bavarian city on Wednesday.

Members of our Sporran Legion were warned they will have to temporarily ditch part of their ceremonial kit.

An estimated 20,000 supporters are expected to jet out to the tourney from Edinburgh Airport.

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That includes 13,000 flying direct from June 12 to 15, plus on the 22nd to catch the final group tie against Hungary in Stuttgart the next day.

And officials at the hub reminded passengers to be ready for security checks before boarding.

One told The Scottish Sun: “Those sporrans will need to come off.

“But please keep kilts on — it’s a family airport.”

Similar numbers will fly out from Glasgow.

German carrier Lufthansa has two flights a day to Frankfurt while EasyJet will be increasing its Berlin service to four a week.

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Bookings have also been made on indirect routes, such as through London Heathrow and Schiphol in Amsterdam.

A convoy of campervans will be heading south to cross the North Sea from Newcastle or Hull.

On Monday, a Scottish Sun team, led by mascot Sunny, will leave the Caledonian Stadium in Inverness for a fun-packed 800-mile road trip to Munich in time for the big kick-off.

Meanwhile, David Shaw, 62, of Wishaw, Lanarkshire, has been meticulously planning a trip for him and five friends.

He said: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone who loves Scotland.”

We told you last night how the locals of the town at the foot of Mount Wank, where the Scotland squad will be staying during Euro 2024, are ready to welcome the players with giant horns and bagpipes.

Mayor, Elisabeth Kochat, said: “Brass bands from Garmisch and Partenkirchen have been rehearsing.

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“And your team will be welcomed with a Bavarian-Scottish celebration at  Mohrenplatz, in the town centre.

“In addition to trumpets, tubas and very long alphorns there will be an instrument that has not been heard here before — the bagpipes.”

Fans wearing kilts will have to be remove their sporran at Edinburgh AirportCredit: Getty

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