The Active Nation Scottish Cup Road to Hampden tour rolled into Ross-shire and Inverness-shire on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th January.

Former Celtic and Scotland star John Kennedy is supporting the tour, which offers fun activities for budding young football players, from shooting practice to free coaching from qualified Scottish FA coaches.

There’s also something for the whole family with free gym and fitness demonstrations as well as the chance to get your photo taken with the Scottish Cup – the oldest domestic football trophy in the world.

Peter Budge, Scottish FA Football Development Officer from the Highland Football Academy, visited Maryburgh Primary School on Monday, where around 100 youngsters from P1 – P7 received coaching on good technique, followed by games.
On Tuesday the tour continued with a visit to Kinmylies in Inverness where around 60 pupils from P4 – P7 received coaching.
After each coaching session John Kennedy answered questions from the pupils followed by class photographs with the Cup. The tour now continues with visits to Inverurie and Aberdeen, and moves around the country before the grand finale in Glasgow on Cup Final day (Saturday 15 May).
The Active Nation campaign, ‘A games legacy for Scotland’, aims to leave a lasting social effect after the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and other major sporting events.