Scotland fans were in high spirits as they partied in London but they also cleaned up after themselves as they picked up piles of litter before the Euro 2020 clash with England.

Scotland impressed on the pitch as they produced some good attacking play in their 0-0 draw while some of their supporters also gave a good image as they were pictured removing rubbish.

Social distancing though went out of the window as fans set off flares in a carnival atmosphere where bottles were also broken and people danced in fountains.

Others kicked footballs, some held aloft bottles of alcohol and many belted out the Scottish national anthem and chanted "No Scotland, no party".

Police arrested 30 people for offences including racial aggravation, drunk and disorderly behaviour and assault on a police officer.

Bottles and other litter was left piled up in streets around central London as fans from north of the border turned up on Friday.

Scotland fans helped the clean up operation before they went to watch the clash with England
Scotland fans helped the clean up operation before they went to watch the clash with England

Police warned of “boisterous” behaviour as groups met at Hyde Park and Kings Cross despite calls to maintain social distancing.

Many then headed to pubs to watch the game where Scotland gave a good account of themselves in the first time they have played England in an official tournament since Euro 96.

Police had to move on fans that remained gathered in Leicester Square shortly before half-time over fears that there could be trouble with England supporters also moving into the area.

Thousands of Scotland fans turned up in London ahead of the game with social distancing going out of the window
Thousands of Scotland fans turned up in London ahead of the game with social distancing going out of the window

Earlier a dispersal order was issued for central London that gave the police extra powers to break up groups of people they believe to have been causing trouble.

Pictures, though, have shown the tartan-clad fans helping the clean up effort in Leicester Square ahead of the game.

Often fan zones are set up for big games to control large crowds but this was ruled out for most fans due to Covid restrictions. There was only a fan zone in Trafalgar Square reserved for 750 key workers.

There was a carnival atmosphere with Scotland fans drinking and enjoying themselves ahead of the game
There was a carnival atmosphere with Scotland fans drinking and enjoying themselves ahead of the game

Even so Scotland fans were not put off and they gathered in large numbers.

The Tartan Army was allocated around 2,600 tickets for the game at Wembley due to Covid rules but thousands more travelled.

A police spokesperson said: "As a result of the policing operation today in relation to the football, 18 people have been arrested so far by officers. All of those arrested were male.

Scotland got a good draw against England where they produced some good attacking football
Scotland got a good draw against England where they produced some good attacking football

"Arrests were mainly in central London and in the vicinity of Wembley Stadium.

"Offences included violence and disorder, possession of drugs, possession of an offensive weapon (knuckle duster), racial aggravation, drunk and disorderly and assault of a police officer, who suffered minor injuries."

One Scotland supporter told the Independent before the game said before the game that it was a shame there were no fan zones.

He said: “It’s a pity but it looks like Scotland will make their own fan zones. We’ve booked a pub for last night and a pub for tonight so we’re well prepared.”

The draw means that both England and Scotland can qualify for the next round of the European Championships. England play the Czech Republic and Scotland take on Croatia next Tuesday.