AROUND 40 Scottish football fans were arrested last night after

disturbances before and during the Scotland v Holland game in Utrecht.

A Utrecht police spokesman said the fans had been rounded up by

officers and were being held in prison.

She said trouble had flared across the city before the game and also

during the match at the Galgenwaard Stadium.

''They were fighting and making trouble. That sort of thing. In

Holland, when there is trouble with football fans the police and a

special team of police officers take the supporters and put them into

the cells,'' she said.

The SFA's security adviser, Mr David McLaren, said the fans appeared

to be ''casuals''. He said it was the first time there had been trouble

at a Scotland game overseas.

Holland won the game 3-1 with goals from Bryan Roy and Peter van

Vossen and an own goal by Brian Irvine against a consolation goal from

Duncan Shearer.