The draw for the William Hill Scottish Cup Preliminary Rounds 1 and 2 will take place this Friday with some interesting names in the hat.

As part of our focus around the early rounds of the cup, we have profiled each team who’ll take part in the draw – from to Auchinleck to Wigtown. How far can each club go?

Auchinleck Talbot
West of Scotland Super League (Champions)
Founded: 1909
Last Scottish Cup: Second Round (lost to Edinburgh City)
Interesting Fact: Reached the Scottish Cup Fourth Round in 2011/12 where they were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle.


Burntisland Shipyard Amateur FC
East of Scotland First Division (Finished 5th)
Founded: 1925
Last Scottish Cup: Preliminary Round (lost to Lothian Thistle HV)
Interesting Fact: Hosted Celtic in the Scottish Cup on 21 January 1939. Burntisland scored twice in the first-half but fell to an 8-3 defeat.

Civil Service Strollers
East of Scotland Premier Division (Finished 5th)
Founded: 1908
Last Scottish Cup: First Round (lost to Forres Mechanics)
Interesting Fact: Play in the Muirhouse area of Edinburgh, the same place Scotland boss Gordon Strachan grew up.

Cove Rangers
Scottish Highland Football League (Finished 3rd)
Founded: 1922
Last Scottish Cup: Second Round (lost to Annan Athletic)
Interesting Fact: Were one of the Scottish Cup’s top scoring clubs last year, despite going out in the Second Round. They scored 19 goals in just three games.

Girvan
Ayrshire District League (Finished 11th)
Founded: 1947
Last Scottish Cup: First Round (lost to Whitehill Welfare)
Interesting Fact: Entered the Scottish Cup for the first time in 1876 – two years after the competition started.

Golspie Sutherland
North Caledonian Football League (Champions)
Founded: 1924
Last Scottish Cup: First Round (lost to Dalbeattie Star)
Interesting Fact: Beat Orkney FC in the 2015 Football Times Cup Final to cap a memorable season for the Northern side, who also won the Caledonian Football League.


Harestanes AFC
Scottish Amateur Cup (Champions)
Founded: 1981
Last Scottish Cup: Did not compete
Interesting Fact: First club to qualify for the Scottish Cup through winning Scottish Amateur Cup (beat Craigshill Thistle AFC 3-1 in 2015 final)
 

Hawick Royal Albert
East of Scotland First Division (8th)
Founded: 1947
Last Scottish Cup: First Round (lost to Cove Rangers)
Interesting Fact: Have won the East of Scotland Football League on three occasions (1967, 1968 & 1974)

Hermes
North Region Junior Super League (Champions)
Founded: 1968
Last Scottish Cup: Did not compete
Interesting Fact: Club name came about when members were struggling to agree on a title and someone spotted a newspaper advert for a Hermes 2000 typewriter.


Kelty Hearts
East Super League League (Champions)
Founded: 1975
Last Scottish Cup: Did not compete
Interesting Fact: Were once managed by former Dunfermline & Livingston boss Jim Leishman.

Lothian Thistle HV
East of Scotland Premier Division (Champions)
Founded: 1969
Last Scottish Cup: First Round (lost to East Kilbride)
Interesting Fact: Players to have come through the clubs youth ranks include Scotland internationals Leigh Griffiths, Steven Whittaker and Allan McGregor.

Newton Stewart
South of Scotland Football League (2nd)
Founded: 1884
Last Scottish Cup: Preliminary Round (lost to Hawick Royal Albert)
Interesting Fact: Nicknamed the Creesiders, as the team play on the banks of the River Cree.

St Cuthbert Wanderers
South of Scotland Football League (3rd)
Founded: 1879
Last Scottish Cup: Preliminary Round (lost to Auchinleck Talbot)
Interesting Fact: Played at Hampden Park in the 1938/39 Scottish Cup but were defeated 4-1 by Queen’s Park.


Vale of Leithen
Scottish Lowland Football League (Finished 9th)
Founded: 1891
Last Scottish Cup: Preliminary Round (lost to Gala Fairydean)
Interesting Fact: The club crest features the figure of St Ronan – a mythical figure in the folklore of Innerleithen. He is said to protect the Borders town from the Devil himself.

Wigtown & Bladnoch
South of Scotland Football League (Champions)
Founded: 1888
Last Scottish Cup: Preliminary Round (lost to Civil Service Strollers)
Interesting Fact: Caused a shock in the 1951/52 Scottish Cup when they beat Scottish Football League side Montrose 2-1 at Links Park.