Read here: Scottish Cup Final 2016 Commission of Enquiry - Report of Sheriff Principal Bowen

Stewart Regan, Scottish FA Chief Executive:

“The Scottish FA is grateful to Sheriff Principal Bowen for producing such a comprehensive independent review of the circumstances immediately following the William Hill Scottish Cup final.

“The Board received first sighting at its meeting yesterday and we will consider the report in greater detail in early course.

“We are pleased SP Bowen acknowledges that the processes and procedures of the match operation were robust.

“Nevertheless, we will work closely with the other parties involved to ensure the commission’s findings are clearly and consistently understood.

“In the meantime, the Compliance Officer will now proceed with the investigation into the cup final from the perspective of the Judicial Panel Protocol.

“We are committed to ensuring that there is no repeat of the scenes that detracted from this showpiece occasion and will give full consideration to the recommendations set out by SP Bowen in respect of the Scottish FA’s future planning of major sporting events under our jurisdiction.”