Back in June 1998, around 15,000 Scots fans were preparing for a once in a lifetime trip to France.

The Evening Times was right in amongst the madness as hoards of fans descended on the French capital, Paris.

Our Women's Editor, Lesley Roberts, soaked up the action after describing herself as the Tartan Army's 'most reluctant recruit'.

And it wasn't only reporters who joined in on the fun.

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Trainspotting star Ewan McGregor proved he was a 'real Scot' after lifting his kilt at the Eiffel Tower.

His quick flash set the trend for the rest of the McCoist and MacAulay Show which was broadcast on BBC 1.

Meanwhile, touts in Paris were caught charging £1250-a-time for Scotland's match with Brazil.

London-based Scots David Yarrow and Ian Falconer organised a massive Tartan Army celebrity party at a top Paris restaurant.

The pair handed over £5000 in cash for just four tickets, taking their total for 15 briefs for themselves and their guests.

Evening Times reporter Allan Caldwell was also in Paris.

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He wrote how splashing about in public fountains was banned in Bordeaux, however city media officials believed the local-by-law could be suspended when the Scots arrived in force for the match against Norway on June 16.

Despite nearly getting caught up in a riot near Paris, Scots fans remained in good spirits for the entirety of the competition.

Back home, workers were allowed to leave early in preparation for games and Glasgow Green became the world's window as thousands soaked up the atmosphere in the Tartan Tent.

The defeat against Brazil in the opening match in Paris left Scots with an uphill task but it was the defeat by Morocco that put an end to the dream.

Despite the early exit, fans soon recovered and partied the night away in France and Glasgow.