Scott Brown today launched the new Scotland away kit to be worn during the forthcoming UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.
The shirt is a fun, modern interpretation of one of Scotland’s most iconic jerseys and pays homage to the colours of Lord Rosebery.
First worn in the 1880s and continued throughout the next two decades, Scotland played in the primrose hoops which were synonymous as the racing colours of racehorse owner Archibald Philip Primrose, Lord Rosebery, who was an early patron of Scottish football.
The unique colour combination was resurrected as an away strip after World War II and will now be used by Gordon Strachan’s side on the march to France for the European Championship campaign.
The adidas kit features a newly designed full-colour crest, framed by an iconic pink band, with four further yellow bands gradiating through the jersey. It’s reminiscent of another fans’ favourite – the Scotland UEFA Euro 92 away jersey.
A button-down collar, three pink stripes and pink trims on the neck and sleeve hem complete the cool new look.
Go behind the scenes at the kit photoshoot with James Morrison, Charlie Mulgrew, James McArthur and Ikechi Anya in our exclusive video.
Described by the design team at adidas as ‘disruptive’, Scotland will be looking to cause a few upsets in qualifying group E, where they will face Germany, Republic of Ireland, Poland, Georgia and Gibraltar.
Scott Brown, Scotland internationalist: “It will certainly make us stand out from the crowd, and that’s exactly what we will need to do to qualify for Euro 2016. There is a lot of optimism ahead of this campaign and the new away kit will help us make a bright start to the qualifying campaign.”
Fittingly, as Scotland are scheduled to begin their qualifying campaign away to Germany on Sunday, September 6, Don Hutchison wore the salmon pink away jersey when he scored the winning goal when the two sides played in Bremen in 1999. . .
The kit will be available exclusively through JD Sports stores nationwide. Fans can pre-order instore and at www.jdsports.co.uk/scotland from 11am today, and it will be available to purchase instore and online from Saturday 1st March. The adult jersey retails at £52 but Scotland Supporters Club members benefit from a 15% discount when purchased in-store.