So you're in the Euros squad... what happens now?

Scotland players

Scotland's provisional Euros squad was revealed on Wednesday, via a social media video of a rowdy house party attending by a host of familiar Scottish faces watching the news break on Ceefax.

In reality, the 28 lucky players will have been told earlier on Wednesday via email. Slightly less dramatic, but thrilling all the same.

Two will have their invites to Scotland's big party revoked on June 7, but that's a concern for another day. But what happens now?

Where, when and how?

Once the dizzying excitement has subsided, the logistics kick in.

The precious email confirming their selection - received on Wednesday morning from team manager Ashley Philip - offers some early basics.

Where to go. When they need to get there. What they need to bring. There is details of backroom staff, doping advice and information about well-being.

Philip will speak directly to all 28, too, to sort travel requirements. Some might need more guidance than others...

A pre-camp induction, incluing the requirements of international players and national team code of conduct, will be provided.

As will specific training plans created by sports scientist Shayne Murphy to ensure the players all arrive in broadly similar conditions.

How do they all get to the team hotel?

Some players will fly in from outside the UK.

Others might be closer to home but unable to drive or bemused by the notion of finding their way to the squad meeting point by public transport.

They are reimbursed for expenses - conjuring images of them carrying around fistfuls of receipts and filling in claim sheets - but usually they will be collected from airports or stations.

Once they arrive on 29 May, senior players such as captain Andy Robertson will ensure a more informal initiation than Philip's briefings...

What do they need to bring?

Nothing is more important than their passport.

There have been some memorable hunts for missing ones over the years.

One player arrived at the airport on the occasion of his first call-up only to discover he had brought his baby daughter's passport instead of his own.

Another time, Philip's predecessor 'Uncle' Frank Reilly had to charter a seaplane to retrieve a missing one.

With that in mind, all such documentation is handed over to Philip for safe-keeping once the players arrive.

Aside from that, they will travel light.

They will be provided with kit as soon as they arrive so all they really need are boots, shinguards and their aftershave of choice.

So, is there an itinerary?

Yes. And we're not just talking about an A4 sheet of paper slipped under the hotel room door.

The squad are all given access to an app called Teamworks, which sends individual training plans, meeting times, meal information, analysis and media requirements direct to their phones or tablets.

Does it being a finals change anything?

One particular point of difference is the Uefa content gathering day.

That is when rights holders can get all manner of stuff, from the team line-up poses you see on TV before matches, to TikTok challenges, to player takeovers of social media accounts.

Uefa have sent a 15-page memo to associations about the requirements, with the whole thing expected to take up to four hours.

Is there a squad WhatsApp group? Who is the admin?

It's certainly evolved from the Scott Brown era.

Back then, the very first group set up by the association and containing players, staff and administrators descended into chaos within 20 minutes thanks to all manner of eye-watering contributions.

Now, all the important information is disseminated by the app mentioned previously, but there is a player-specific group looked after by the captain and senior squad members.

What do the players do about tickets?

They need to speak to Philip again.

Each will be given an allocation - enough so they're not scrabbling around trying to find a seat for their mum, but not enough to satisfy the inevitable requests from cousins they've not seen in years.