The Scottish Gas Men’s Scottish Cup Fourth Round draw took place on Sunday evening, with Scottish Cup winners Craig Conway and Danny Swanson conducting the eagerly-anticipated draw.
Both players were a part of the Dundee United team who won the cup in 2010 while Conway – who scored twice in the 3-0 victory over Ross County – was also with St Johnstone when they won a historic cup double in 2021.
Their former club, Dundee United, were not one of the names in the hat for the Round Four draw, with the Tangerines defeated on penalties by Queen of the South on Saturday.
Scottish Cup holders Celtic will begin their defence at home to Highland League side Buckie Thistle.
Last year's beaten finalists Inverness Caledonian Thistle were drawn at home to Broomhill.
The Spartans sprung a shock against Arbroath on Saturday and their reward is an all-Edinburgh match-up against Hearts.
Hearts' Edinburgh rivals Hibernian travel to Station Park to face Forfar, while Aberdeen are also on the road as they play Clyde.
Dumbarton will play host to 2022 Scottish Cup winners Rangers. Conway's former club St Johnstone - victors in the 2021 edition of the Scottish Cup - begin their campaign against Airdrieonians.
Queen of the South shocked Dundee United on Saturday and they will face another tricky tie Round Four as they play St Mirren.
Former Scotland international Conway picked out Hearts' match against Spartans and Buckie Thistle's match at Celtic Park as the two stand-out ties.
He said: "I think The Spartans against Hearts will be a big game. It’s a tough one for Hearts to go there and that’s probably the tie that stands out.
“There will be a lot of Buckie Thistle fans who will be excited about going to Celtic Park. That’ll be a massive game for them."
Both Craig and Danny started for the Tangerines in their 3-0 win over Ross County and the pair reflected on their memories of the Scottish Cup Final.
Conway said: "I’ve been lucky enough to win a few things but that’s the one that I look back on. It’s the first bit of silverware I won. I think the special thing about the day is the bond that all the lads who were involved have together.
"Lots of players go through their full career without winning anything so we’re so lucky to be part of the club's history. We go back to Dundee United now and it’s something we’ll always be remembered for as it’s such a big moment for the club.
"We watched Celtic lose to Ross County and then the pressure switched to us, with us going into the game as favourites. There were probably nerves but sometimes you only get one chance and we knew that we had to win it.
"We had a good side but it’s 90 minutes of football at the end of the day. It was a great day and the way the game went – we were 3-0 up with a bit of time to go so you could enjoy it. You don’t get that often in football where you actually have a chance to take it in."
Swanson added: “The only bit of football memorabilia I’ve still got in my house is the strip from the 2010 Scottish Cup Final. It’s at the top of my stairs and me and my kids talk about it quite a lot. They’re getting to the age now where they like watching football and they understand it a bit but they don’t understand quite yet how much winning that meant.
“I still hear 'Love is in the Air' now and it takes me back to that day. The sea of orange was such a brilliant sight. I didn’t feel nervous. I was confident in the group. We were so strong right across the pitch. I just really wanted to win that trophy and no-one can ever take it away from you."
Conway also earned a Scottish Cup medal in 2021 with St Johnstone and - despite not getting onto the field - the midfielder was delighted to have been a part of history with the Perth side.
He said: “It tarnishes it a little bit that there was no fans but that was the situation with the pandemic – there were lots of things more important than football.
"You want the fans and they will be gutted they missed that but it doesn’t take away from the achievement. Not just winning the Scottish Cup but winning the League Cup as well. I’m not sure it’ll ever be done again.
"I didn’t play in the Scottish Cup Final which is a little bit of a regret but you’ve still got the medal and I played in the League Cup Final so a lot of memories from that season."
The matches will be played on the weekend of Saturday, 20 January.
Fourth Round Draw
Airdrieonians v St Johnstone
Ayr United v Kelty Hearts
Bonnyrigg Rose v Falkirk
Brora Rangers v Cove Rangers
Celtic v Buckie Thistle
Clyde v Aberdeen
Dumbarton v Rangers
Forfar Athletic v Hibernian
Greenock Morton v Montrose
Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Broomhill
Kilmarnock v Dundee
Livingston v Raith Rovers
Motherwell v Alloa Athletic
Ross County v Partick Thistle
St Mirren v Queen of the South
The Spartans v Heart of Midlothian