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      PLEASE READ: TAMB is not closing!   10/12/2017

      Just to provide an update on the future of the Tartan Army Message Board. To be clear the board will not be closing and instead will be staying open and will hopefully go from strength to strength. Who Are We? We are a group of Scotland supporters who have varied skills and expertise, along with experience of  being involved in football and running football message boards. When we heard the TAMB faced closure, we contacted the old team with a detailed plan which involved financing and running the board. After speaking to the old team on a number of occasions they have allowed us to put our plan into action. While speaking to them and going on their experience and that of those before them, we have elected to keep our identity private, however rest assured we have the best intentions for the board and those on it. Our Plans. Our plan will involve a number of stages which we hope will not only keep the board going but help improve and rejuvenate it. Our first step will be to do a bit of a clean-up of the board. This will involve some downtime for a few hours where posting will be disabled. We plan to do this early next week, a full notice will be posted on the board then. Once that is completed we will be upgrading the current board platform, both behind the scenes and hopefully aesthetically too. There will be an ongoing process of board improvements which we hope you, the user will help us with, so you have a board you will enjoy We thank the old board team for all their hard work, dedication and their help during this handover and hope you will all help support our plans going forward.

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  1. Looking for seats on an Edinburgh bus

    We have one seat on the HAFTA bus, leaving the Roseburn Bar at 5pm, if you're interested? Ping an email to hebridesbarta@gmail.com if you want the seat
  2. Hi Andy

    I had six seats booked on your buses to Trnava on Tuesday. I collected my wristbands from you outside the Loch Ness early in the afternoon and was told that the buses were leaving from the bus station but that we should come back to the pub around 6pm and everyone would leave from there. We were at the Ted Christopher gig up at the Havana and came straight down to the Loch Ness when that finished, arriving just before 6pm - but there was no sign of anyone else for your buses so we made our way by taxi to the bus station. When we got there, there were around 40 other TA folks standing outside but no sign of your buses - obviously as that's not where they left from, despite me being told that in the afternoon. Someone eventually got in touch with you I believe, to be told that we had been given maps of where the buses were leaving from - which wasn't true - and that they were leaving from somewhere else entirely - which wasn't what I was told barely three hours earlier.

    Because we had no idea what was going on, and communication was non-existent - our party ended up booking Ubers to get us to Trnava at a cost of €70, which was ridiculous given that we'd already paid £15 each for your buses.

    We then made our way to the buses after the game but as myself and my other half arrived at bus 3, the driver was trying to pull away saying that the bus was full and we couldn't get on, despite us having bus 3 wristbands. We argued with him and showed our wristbands to prove that we had a right to be on the bus and he eventually relented and let us on. However, there were no seats so my other half sat in the courier seat all the way back and I had to stand for the whole journey (he's a big lad so it was easier for me to stand than him, in terms of space in the aisle). It appeared that there was no-one "policing" bus 3 at all as clearly there were people on that bus without bus 3 wristbands, otherwise we would have got a seat.

    As you can probably tell, I'm extremely unhappy about the way things turned out - between the lack of communication, the high extra cost and having to stand the whole way back to Bratislava, it's safe to say that it was a complete shambles from my point of view. I really feel quite strongly that our party should be reimbursed for at least half of the cost of our fares (and, in my case, the full cost as standing is not acceptable).

    I'd appreciate a response as soon as possible.

  3. Tartan Army New Year Party

  4. Tartan Army New Year Party

    Really enjoyed the whole gig...apart from the Rod Stewart impersonator. Ted was brilliant and had the place jumping, and it was nice to see Andy Chung again (although since he lives in the same stair, I do tend to see him quite a lot!!). Also liked the Graham Brown Band and Kyle Christopher. Good sum raised for the Albufeira flood victims, too. Well done to all involved
  5. Hbeta Buses To Poland Game From Edinburgh

    I did thanks
  6. Hbeta Buses To Poland Game From Edinburgh

    Bumping this one back to the first page to save anyone starting new threads!!
  7. Bus From Edinburgh For Poland Match

    Hi HBETA has two buses running, as Pan said. One leaves the Heb in Market Street @2pm and is (probably) going to the Renfrew Ferry en route to Hampden while the other leaves the Heb @5pm and is going straight to Hampden. If you would like seats, drop me an email at hebridesbarta@gmail.com with details of numbers and what bus you want to be on (and let me know if you want added to our mailing list for future games too!)
  8. James Mcfadden Wonder Goal Mp3

    Awesome - thanks a million DiscoDave!!!
  9. James Mcfadden Wonder Goal Mp3

    Aye, that's the track right enough. So someone in DUBTA has it at least!
  10. James Mcfadden Wonder Goal Mp3

    Hoping someone can help. I had an mp3 of James McFadden's wonder goal in Paris - it consisted of loads of commentaries (including the infamous Peter Martin one), interviews and summaries playing over the "Wild Mountain Thyme" tune. It was listed as being by an artist called Ball X. It has disappeared off of my old laptop and I'd really like to get it back as it was the one mp3 guaranteed to put a smile on my face, regardless of how I was feeling! Does anyone have a copy that they can send to me?
  11. HBETA are once again running two buses through to Glasgow for the Poland game on October 8th. The first bus leaves the Heb in Market Street at 2pm and will be heading to the Renfrew Ferry before going on to Hampden. Cost for that bus is £13, which includes a Ferry ticket. The second bus leaves the Heb at 5pm and will be going straight to Hampden (we'll have a toilet so will not be stopping anywhere on the way through). Cost for that one is £10. Both buses will be leaving from outside Pandora's in Victoria Road after the game, departing at approximately 10:30pm and getting back to Edinburgh about midnight (hopefully) If you would like to travel with us, drop an email to hebridesbarta@gmail.com, letting me know which bus you'd like to be on and how many seats you need. Cheers Lindsey (HBETA Bus Convenor)
  12. Edinburgh Bus To Germany Game

    Hi Tam I'm the bus convenor of HBETA - we're running two buses, one leaving at 2pm and going to the Ferry and another leaving at 5 and going straight to Hampden. Both buses will leave from Pandoras after the game. If you're interested in seats, drop me an email at hebridesbarta@gmail.com - I can also add you to our mailing list for future games if you'd like. Cheers Lindsey
  13. Bus Pick Ups After Home Games

    Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for somewhere near Hampden that coaches can stop and wait to pick people up after games? HBETA have just been turned down (yet again) for coach park passes and our normal pick up point of Pandoras is quite a trek after the game, especially when the game is on a Monday night... Any thoughts?
  14. Nyc Shows

    Going to see Book of Mormon and Les Miserables in New York in August. Have seen Les Mis in London, but the guy playing Valjean on Broadway at the moment has an awesome voice so really, really looking forward to seeing it again. Got lucky, 'cos we booked tickets then discovered we would be at his last Saturday night show before he gives up the role I saw Avenue Q off Broadway a few years back and it was absolutely superb so if you've still got some free time, I can't recommend it highly enough.
  15. Barcelona...

    Have been over for a few games (including the night Messi scored his first senior goal against Albacete ) and have always just bought tickets direct from the club website. You can view available seats, including the pitch view from the seat, and keep an eye on it over time as the Seient Lliure (free seat) scheme means that season ticket holders who can't make a game will make their seats available so you often get really good seats coming up for sale just a few weeks before the game (we got halfway line, front of second tier for a game against Valencia a few years back) Tickets aren't cheap, especially if you don't want to be behind the goals or up in the gods, but it's totally worth it to see those amazing players play. One thing to watch out for - when you go to pick up your tickets, make sure you take your passport with you as they will not hand over tickets without it, as we found out once after standing in a queue for an hour and a half...oh, and go early to get your tickets because the queues get crazy.