The draw for Preliminary Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2015/16 William Hill Scottish Cup was made at Hampden Park today.
Real Sociedad manager David Moyes joined new Scottish FA President Alan McRae and Owen Scott of cup partners William Hill to draw the balls - with some interesting ties thrown up.
Newcomers Harestanes AFC were handed a home tie and will play Girvan in Preliminary Round 1. In other ties, Highland League side Cove Rangers will make the trip north to play Golspie Sutherland while Wigtown & Bladnoch welcome Lowland League side Vale of Leithen.
Kelty Hearts - appearing in the Scottish Cup for the first time - received a bye and will play the winners of Civil Service Strollers and Newton Stewart for a place in the First Round. Kelty manager Thomas Courts says the club are confident of progression but will respect whoever they come up against:
"We’ll give everybody we meet total respect and hopefully that will be reciprocated. We’re just happy to be involved and everyone is really excited at the prospect of this game.
"To be East Super League champions and to be representing Junior football in the senior Scottish Cup just feels like such a privilege and an honour as manager.
"Obviously we’ll be looking to progress and put our best foot forward and that’s been helped with the bye, but equally we feel there’s a tie to be had which will give us a very competitive chance of going through."
Preliminary Round 1 ties will be played on Saturday 15th August and are as follows:
Civil Service Strollers vs. Newton Stewart
Harestanes AFC vs. Girvan
St Cuthbert Wanderers vs. Burntisland Shipyard
Golspie Sutherland vs. Cove Rangers
Wigtown & Bladnoch vs. Vale of Leithen
Byes: Hawick Royal Albert, Kelty Hearts, Auchinleck Talbot, Hermes, Lothian Thistle HV.
Preliminary Round 2 ties will be played on Saturday 5th September and are as follows:
Civil Service Strollers or Newton Stewart vs. Kelty Hearts
Hermes vs. Auchinleck Talbot
Wigtown & Bladnoch or Vale of Leithen vs. Hawick Royal Albert
Lothian Thistle vs. Harestanes AFC or Girvan
Golspie Sutherland or Cove Rangers vs. St Cuthbert Wanderers or Burntisland Shipyard