The strips worn in the early 1960s were unchanged although a smaller crest was worn in 1961-62.
1966 Oct v Wales
The outfit worn in the second half of the 1960s is regarded by many as the classic Scotland kit, not least because it was worn at Wembley in 1967 when Scotland beat England 3-2 and were hailed by their fans as unofficial world champions. The crest was simplified without the oversize shield surround.
Also used as alternate kit in 1972
1972 v Yugoslavia
1973 v Wales
1974 British Championship
1974 World Cup Finals
1974 WCF Change
In 1972 Umbro added fashionable wing collars to the Scottish kit and the following year all-red stockings were adopted. For the World Cup finals in West Germany, Scotland wore their normal kits but with short sleeves and the addition of squad numbers on their shorts and on gimmicky stocking tags. After defeating Zaire 2-0, Scotland drew with Brazil and Yugoslavia (when the white kit was used) and were unlucky to be eliminated on goal difference.
1978 World Cup Finals
1978 WCF Alternate
1978 v N Ireland
The kit worn in 1975 was identical to that from the previous year except for the addition of Umbro's diamond logo on the right hand side of the shirt. The following season, the team started to wear kits with the iconic Umbro diamond trim on the sleeves, shorts and stockings. This design became very popular with clubs in both England and Scotland at a time when kit manufacturer's were taking pains to make their branding more prominent. Umbro updated the design in 1978 when the solid diamonds were replaced by outlined versions but the Scottish team continued to wear the original style.
In 1978 Scotland departed for Argentina on a wave of optimism, encouraged by manager Ally MacLeod, supported by the Tartan Army convinced their team would win the World Cup. What followed was utter humiliation. Wearing an unfamiliar all-navy strip, Scotland were soundly beaten by Peru (1-3) and needed an own-goal to scrape a draw with Iran. Scotland then beat group favourites Holland 3-2 but it was already too late and the team returned home in disgrace.
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