ONE of East Renfrewshire's most famous sons is now the toast of the whole of Scotland after leading the nation's football team to their first major tournament in a generation.

Talented full-back Andy Robertson, a former pupil at St Ninian's High, in Giffnock, earned his place in sporting history last night as Scotland defeated Serbia in a dramatic penalty shootout to claim their spot at Euro 2020.

It is the first time the men's team has qualified for a major tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France.

Scotland can now look forward to mouthwatering matches against the Czech Republic, Croatia and 'Auld Enemy' England next summer.

East Renfrewshire Provost Jim Fletcher is among those to salute Liverpool defender Robertson.

He told the Barrhead News: “It was a historic night for the whole country and one that will be remembered for many years to come.

"Andy Robertson is a fantastic advert for East Renfrewshire and his footballing achievements in recent years have been nothing short of incredible.

"He has risen through the ranks since leaving St Ninian’s and will now have the honour of captaining the country at its first major finals for 23 years.

"Congratulations to Andy and the whole Scotland squad for their fantastic achievement.”