From today the Tartan Army now have their very own design.

And it was manufactured by football fans in Selkirk.

Scotland's world-famous supporters have travelled the globe decked in the various tartans over the past few decades.

Throughout the 80s, 90s and onwards, Clan McDonald and Clan Douglas kilts have mingled with Clan McLeod and Clan Mackenzie scarves in stadiums and bars across Europe and beyond.

But from this week the Tartan Army, regarded as the friendliest fans in the world, will be able to wear their very own design.

The Scotland National Team tartan was designed by Edinburgh's Gordon Nicholson, from Nicholson Kiltmakers. He told us: "There was an overwhelming vote from Scotland football fans for the design.

"The colours were inspired by the famous Scotland crest worn by the national teams, which encompass the passion and pride of our national game.

"To be selected as designers for this important tartan was a great honour.”

A total of 11 original tartan designs, all using the Scotland colours, were put forward to the Scotland Supporters Club members to choose their favourite.

Following the poll, which saw the Nicholson Kiltmaker design win comfortably, a full range of kilts, scarves and ties have been made.

And all of the weaving work was done at Lochcarron of Scotland in Selkirk.

Lochcarron manager Keith Russell told the Border Telegraph: "We were delighted to be involved in such an important national tartan.

"This design was the choice of the Tartan Army."

Rangers supporter Dougie Gray was given the order of weaving the eye-catching design.

And during a dry-run at the recent Scotland-v-England thriller at Hampden, Tartan Army member Paul Brocklehurst gave his kilt a huge thumbs up.

It is expected the new Scottish National Team Tartan will be a best-seller across the country as the World Cup qualifiers continue.

Steven Romeo, head of retail for the Scottish FA, said: “Tartan holds a dear place in every Scottish person’s heart, so when we decided to choose Gordon Nicholson as our licensee, we knew we had chosen a partner with a strong heritage and quality in kiltmaking.

"It was vitally important to us to involve the fans as ultimately they will be the end users and should have a massive part to play in the final decision.

"I am looking forward to the tartan becoming a common sight at matches and events."

The Scottish National Team Tartan was officially launched today (Friday)