The Scottish Gas Scottish Cup returns on Friday, with a mouth-watering Fife Derby taking place at KDM Group East End Park between Dunfermline Athletic and Raith Rovers. 

Raith have secured narrow victories in the league this season but Dunfermline will be hoping there is a change of fortunate in the cup on Friday night in front of the BBC Scotland cameras.

The Scottish Gas Scottish Cup trophy also made the trip to Fife this week at Dunfermline hosted the latest 'Evening with the Scottish Cup' event on Thursday evening. Fans had opportunities to get their photo taken with the famous trophy, while there was also a Q&A from Pars favourites Jim Leishman, Derek Fleming and Joe Cardle.

Clyde host Jeanfield Swifts in the other Friday night game before a further 16 ties take place on a packed Saturday. Jeanfield were the story of Round Two as they shocked League Two side Elgin City 6-0. 

On Saturday, Championship leaders Dundee United - the highest ranked side in the competition - travel to Palmerston Park to face Queen of the South in one of the pick of the matches.

Spartans host Arbroath in an interesting match-up at Ainslie Park, while Partick Thistle play Queen's Park in an all-Championship affair.

Along with Jeanfield, Dunbar United caused the other major upset in Round Two as they defeated East Fife. They are rewarded with another home tie against League One side Alloa.

Falkirk, semi-finalists in last season's competition, host Formartine United. 

Should any matches be a draw after normal time, extra time will be played with a penalty shoot-out to follow, if necessary. 

You can find out all the information you need to know about the Third Round fixtures, including postponement information here.

Scottish Gas Scottish Cup Fourth Round Draw

The draw for the Fourth Round of the Scottish Gas Men's Scottish Cup takes place on Sunday evening's Sportscene programme on BBC Scotland. The programme begins at 7:15pm and the draw is expected to take place around 7:40pm.

The Round Four draw will be conducted by two of Dundee United's heroes from the 2010 Scottish Cup victory, Craig Conway and Danny Swanson.