SCOTLAND football fans will be breathing a big sigh of relief after Uefa confirmed that they will be allowed to take bagpipes inside stadiums at Euro 2024.

It was feared the Tartan Army may be without their traditional soundtrack this summer due to Uefa guidelines barring “mechanical sound-emitting devices” from fixtures.

But the governing body has said the instruments will be permitted – as long as they are registered with the SFA.

Steve Clarke's side kick off the tournament against hosts Germany on June 14.

The match will be played at the Allianz Arena in Munich, but a “prohibited items” list for the stadium warned fans to avoid bringing “mechanical or electronic noisemakers, such as megaphones and air horns.”

It also banned “other sound-emitting and speech-amplification devices,” listing pea whistles and vuvuzelas as examples.

However, a meeting of the Euro 2024 fan forum last week, which brought together representatives of the 21 teams qualified for the tournament finals, decided the pipes would be approved.

They added the process of registering fans’ instruments would be communicated with the SFA “in due course.”

A spokesperson for Uefa confirmed: “Fans are welcome to bring instruments to the stadium, but they will have to register them with their respective national associations, who will be responsible for centralising their fans’ activities inside the stadium.”

He told BBC’s Good Morning Scotland: “I think the very thought of banning our national instrument that identifies Scotland so much throughout the world would just take so much away from the occasion.

“I was at the opening game of the World Cup in 1998 against Brazil. Brazil had their samba drums, and we had the bagpipes. It was one massive party, and it was fantastic.

“It is a unique atmosphere, and it is unique throughout the world that we can bring the bagpipes to the game.”