Toddler Cameron joins Tartan Army

youngest tartan army supporter Cameron McNab + sis Catherine
youngest tartan army supporter Cameron McNab + sis Catherine

SEVEN-MONTH old Cameron McNab will be the youngest member of the Milngavie Tartan Army when he goes with his family to see Scotland play a friendly against the US in Florida later this month.

His dad Steven McNab (44) has been travelling with Scotland’s madcap supporters since he was 16 and said this will be Cameron’s first trip away with them.

The Renfrewshire Council worker has already been to Japan and Sweden with one of his daughters, Catherine (17), but this time is planning to take his whole family, including wife Fiona and other daughter Rebecca (18), to Jacksonville on May 26.

He said: “Catherine has travelled approximately 10,000 miles to follow Scotland to Japan in 2009 and Sweden in 2010, but has yet to see Scotland win or even score a goal away from home. But she has seen five goals against them. She is hoping it will be a different story in Florida but is concerned about the song ‘I’d walk a million miles for one of your goals.’”

This will also be Rebecca’s first away game although she has attended games at Hampden.

Fiona has been at a couple of away games most notable for a honeymoon ‘treat’ in Norway and as a birthday present.

Steven said: “I’ve been all over the world in the last 30 years. When I was younger I organised trips to Scotland games, running buses from Bearsden and Milngavie to various different countries including World Cup Italia 90 and France 98. I hope Cameron is going to be our lucky mascot this time.”

Approximately 1000 supporters will be travelling from Scotland to watch the game in Florida which will be swelled by many ex-pats living in America. The game takes place in Jacksonville’s Gator Bowl Stadium - home of American football team The Jacksonville Jaguars.

Steven said: “Kick off is 8pm local time which is 1am in Scotland so there is a good chance Cameron may well sleep through the match.”