Scottish Cup to recommence as Falkirk get set for Arbroath trip

The SFA have confirmed that the 2020/21 Scottish Cup second round ties, including Arbroath v Falkirk, will be played on Tuesday March 24.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 4:11 pm
The Scottish Cup trophy

The information comes following yesterday’s news that clubs in League 1 and League 2 could resume training and try to complete their current seasons.

While ways of completing the league seasons are still being discussed amongst the 20 clubs, the governing body have released a full schedule for the Scottish Cup concluding with the final at Hampden Park on May 22.

A statement from the SFA said: “The competition will resume on Tuesday, 23 March in order to complete the outstanding ties from the Second Round before the Third Round is played on the weekend of 3 April.

"The last two weekends in April will see the Fourth and Fifth Rounds of the competition completed prior to the Semi-Finals which will be held across the weekend of 8 May.

"The 2021 Scottish Cup Final will bring the curtain down on the season at Hampden Park on Saturday, 22 May.”

For the purposes of the competition, Highland League teams still in the cup are being allowed to resume training and play again with pre-match Covid testing.

Full second round fixtures are as follows: Arbroath v Falkirk, Buckie Thistle v Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Brora Rangers v. Heart of Midlothian, Dumbarton v Huntly, Elgin City v Ayr United, Formartine United v Annan Athletic, Greenock Morton v Dunfermline Athletic, Keith v Clyde Nairn County v Montrose, Partick Thistle v Cowdenbeath, Peterhead v Stenhousemuir and Stirling Albion v Raith Rovers.