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Weather watch as Buckie Thistle, Keith, Huntly, Formartine United, Fraserburgh, Nairn County and Brora Rangers represent the Highland League in this weekend's Scottish Cup


By Craig Christie

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Seven Highland League clubs are dreaming of a shot at Rangers or Celtic by reaching the third round of the Scottish Cup.

Buckie Thistle are one of the seven Highland League survivors in the Scottish Cup. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Buckie Thistle are one of the seven Highland League survivors in the Scottish Cup. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Buckie Thistle, Keith, Huntly, Formartine United, Fraserburgh, Nairn County and Brora Rangers remain in the competition, with ties scheduled for this weekend.

However, sub-zero temperatures are forecast across the country and the first and second round card is certain to be affected.

The big game in the north is at Victoria Park where Buckie Thistle take on Inverness Championship side Caley Thistle.

With fans unable to attend all matches, Buckie have now been granted permission to stream their tie on Facebook Live.

Keith are also on home soil as they take on League 1 opposition in the shape of Clyde, reward for the Maroons previous wins over Fort William and Hill of Beath Hawthorn.

Huntly's midweek win over Cumbernauld Colts earned them a trip to Dumbarton, who also play in League 1.

Formartine United are at home to Annan Athletic, who have been struggling in League 2 this season.

A north team is guaranteed a third round place when Fraserburgh host Banks o' Dee, while Nairn County welcome League 1 Montrose to Station Park.

There is still first round action to be taken care of, with a big incentive for the winners of the remaining tie.

Brora Rangers will try for the sixth time to get their match at Camelon Juniors played tomorrow, knowing victory means a home clash against last season's Scottish Cup finalists Hearts.


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