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Scottish Cup draw hands home ties to Nairn, Wick, Keith, Huntly and Deveronvale


By Craig Christie

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BUCKIE Thistle visit Strathspey Thistle while Keith host Fort William in two of three all-Highland League clashes.

Buckie Thistle will visit Strathspey Thistle in the Scottish Cup.
Buckie Thistle will visit Strathspey Thistle in the Scottish Cup.

Formartine are at home to Turriff in what promises to be a tasty derby meeting.

Fourteen SHFL sides entered the draw at the second preliminary round stage, with ties to be played on Saturday, December 12.

Scottish Cup draw
Scottish Cup draw

Deveronvale will host East of Scotland League side and former juniors Camelon.

There's a tough draw for Inverurie Locos as they are away to Lowland League high flyers East Stirlingshire.

Lossiemouth must wait to discover their opponents, as they are away to the winners of the first prelim tie between Lothian Thistle Hutcheson Vale and St Cuthbert Wanderers.

Scottish Cup draw
Scottish Cup draw

Rothes make the journey to Midlothian to play Newtongrange Star, who were bottom of the East of Scotland League last season.

Lowland League Dalbeattie Star are Huntly's visitors, with the Dumfries and Galloway side second bottom of their division last term.

Clach host Caledonian Braves, who lost to Rothes last term.

Nairn County are also on home soil against South of Scotland League side Threave Rovers.

And Wick Academy host the winners of the Penicuik Athletic versus Musselburgh Athletic opening prelim tie.

Brora Rangers and Fraserburgh received a bye into the first round while Forres Mechanics have elected not to play this season.



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