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Getting Drygate HQ ready for Scotland’s first major tournament in 23 years

by | Jun 18, 2021 | CCIT

Scotland getting to Euro 2020 was 23 years in the making and the stuff of dreams for many. Is that ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ I can hear? Both in Glasgow as a host city and across the nation, Scotland is abuzz with a hopeful Tartan Army praying Scotland can continue to exceed expectations. But what goes on behind the scenes to get Glasgow’s venues ready for hosting such a momentous event?

Drygate Brewing Co has been making beer in the historic heart of Glasgow since 2014. With community at its core, there was no question on where Scotland’s Headquarters for Euro 2020 should be.


The brewery, restaurant and bar are a hive of activity with press and media all watching Scotland’s every move throughout its time in the tournament. The SFA is hosting “Scotland HQ” Live every morning with Gordon Smart and featuring a host of famous faces, from on and off the pitch, including Darren Fletcher, Steve Clark, Martin Compston, The Fratelli’s, Josh Taylor and fans.

The broadcast is streamed across social media on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to celebrate Scotland’s involvement in a major tournament since 1998.

Clyde 1 Super Scoreboard is broadcast live from Drygate too – while the games are on.

Yes Sir…

Ultra fast connectivity is essential to make sure you are kept up to speed with all that’s going on at Scotland’s HQ – and there was a lot of prep that went into that. With a short space of time to get everything ready amidst a global pandemic, Cloud Cover IT and HighNet Telecoms worked together to get the job done.

Just like Steve Clarke’s squad, HighNet and Cloud Cover IT rallied together to ensure everything was ready for tournament kick-off.  Media were ready to commence broadcasting and Drygate were streaming the live feeds.

From getting permits to digging holes and laying fibre cables to ensure Gigabit connectivity, we had successfully established an improved connectivity solution to Drygate ready to support all media operations well before the first whistle of Euro 2020.

A project like this can often take several months, working together, we pulled this project off in only a few weeks – not an easy task. There were a few unexpected tackles along the way, but we pressed on to ensure the project was a win.  

…I Can Boogie

With Euro 2020 in full swing, the team at Cloud Cover IT will be cheering Team Scotland all the way!