On Wednesday, tens of thousands of Scottish supporters clad in kilts will descend upon the German city of Cologne, but there's no need for alarm among the locals—they come with peaceful intentions. The Tartan Army, known for their presence since the beginning of Euro 2024, has been living up to their motto, 'no Scotland, no party'. The upcoming Group A match against Switzerland will witness the largest gathering of the Tartan Army in years, including an organized march to the stadium before the 2100 kickoff. Approved by Cologne's police, the Fan Walk will commence at 1830 local time from Josef-Lammerting-Allee, following a 1.7km route on closed roads. Up to 60 bagpipers and drummers will lead the procession, which is mostly flat and includes temporary toilets—a crucial provision for those who have been drinking throughout the day. The Association of Tartan Army Clubs has requested that supporters be mindful of residents along the route and use the facilities provided. Comprising hundreds of clubs from Scotland and around the world, such as Garden Shed Tartan Army and Burst Balloons Tartan Army, Scotland's Tartan Army has been notably absent from major tournaments for the past 20 years. Despite qualifying for Euro 2020, their matches were overshadowed by Covid-19 restrictions. However, with qualification secured for the Germany event with two games to spare, preparations for a summer of celebration began. Estimates suggest that up to 250,000 Scots have traveled to Germany, many without match tickets. The Tartan Army's presence has been visible across cities from Hamburg to Munich, and their initial 5-1 loss to Germany in Munich did not dampen their spirits. Euro 2024 has been largely peaceful, with the Tartan Army receiving praise from German police for their positive atmosphere. Dave Wright, a Dundee-born fan traveling with his wife, Michelle, emphasized the self-policing and respectful behavior of the Tartan Army. Beyond football, the Tartan Army has been recognized by UEFA for their charitable efforts, recently donating 5,000 pounds to a German children's football project for those with disabilities.