Scotland eased past Faroe Islands 4-0 in a World Cup qualifier at Hampden to leap-frog up into second place in Group F.
The clinical Scots were 1-0 up at the break courtesy of a John McGinn goal.
McGinn bagged another in the second half to make it 2-0 before Che Adams and Ryan Fraser also netted.
The win saw the Scots jump above rivals Austria in the group who lost to table leaders Denmark.
This was the Scots final competitive game before competing in the Euro 2020 finals this summer – and it was a win that will ensure Steve Clarke’s side go into the tournament with confidence.
This was a game Scotland had to win after taking just two points from the opening two fixtures with a 2-2 home draw with Austria followed by a 1-1 draw in Israel.
Scotland boss Steve Clarke made three changes to the starting XI that drew 1-1 with Israel in Tel Aviv on Sunday.
Craig Gordon, Kenny McLean and Lyndon Dykes were promoted to the starting line-up with David Marshall, Jack Hendry and Stephen O’Donnell dropping to the bench.
There was no place in the match-day squad for Aberdeen defender Andy Considine who was on the bench for the draws against Israel (1-1) and Austria (2-2).
Scotland forced a save in the opening minute when Lyndon Dykes found Ryan Fraser at the edge of the penalty area.
Fraser cut inside and fired in a low curling 15 yard shot but keeper Gunnar Neilsen easily gathered.
The opener came in the seventh minute when Callum McGregor slid a pass wide to Kieran Tierney on the left.
Tierney looked up and cut back a low cross from the byline to John McGINN who swept home a clinical left footed shot from 15 yards for his ninth goal for his country.
It was the ideal start for the Scots and obliterated any chance of nerves.
On the quarter hour mark the Scots defence backed off Brandur Hendriksson who unleashed a vicious 25 yard left footed strike that looked to be flying into the top corner until Craig Gordon dived to push it wide with a finger-tip save.
In the 25th minute Andy Robertson whipped in a free-kick from the left that found CHe Adams but his glancing header was saved by the keeper who had to work to collect it.
Soon after Ryan Fraser whipped in a free-kick from the right that found Scott McTominay rising above the defence but his 10 yard header was at the keeper.
In the 42nd minute the influential Tierney burst into the box and shot from 15 yards but keeper Neilsen was able to save.
Half-time: Scotland 1 Faroe Islands 0
Tierney was at the heart of the action yet again when he twisted and turned on the left before whipping in a curling cross towards the penalty spot.
McGINN got well above the defence to meet the perfect cross and fire home a bullet header.
On the hour mark it was 3-0 when Tierney zipped in a pass to Che ADAMS who ran at goal and then unleashed a low 22 yard drive that flew beyond keeper Neilsen into the bottom corner.
It was another impressive goal from the Scots and Southampton striker Adams’ first for the Scots.
In Adams Scotland look to have found a striker who can deliver at just the right time – with the Euro 2020 finals looming in June.
It was 4-0 in the 70th minute when Robertson flighted a cross in from the left to find Ryan FRASER at the back post.
Fraser’s downwards header bounced on the turf and into goal.
Full-time: Scotland 4 Faroe Islands 0
SCOTLAND: Craig Gordon, Andy Robertson, Grant Hanley, Kieran Tierney, John McGinn, Scott McTominay, Lyndon Dykes, Callum McGregor, Ryan Fraser, Che Adams, Kenny McLean.
Subs: Kevin Nisbet (for Dykes 68), Oliver McBurnie (for Adams 73), John Fleck (for McGregor 73), Scott McKenna (for Tierney 79), Liam Palmer (for Fraser 79).
Subs not used: David Marshall, Jon McLaughlin, Stephen O’Donnell, Jack Hendry, Stuart Armstrong, Ryan Christie, Declan Gallagher.
FAROE ISLANDS: Neilsen, Davidsen, Nattestad, Hannson, Hendriksson, Rolantsson, Vatnhamar, Edmundsson, Vatnhamar, M. Olsen, Andreasen.
Subs: Jonsson (for M. Olsen 59), K Olsen (for Andreasen 68), Johannsen (for J. Vatnhamar 68)
Subs not used: Gestsson, Thomsen, Danielsen, Kndsen, Bjartalio, Baldvinsson, Vatnsdal, Soylu, Jensen.