The second oldest national cup competition in the world, but with the oldest surviving trophy, the Scottish Cup has been contested since 1873-74.
All full licensed members of the Scottish Football Association are eligible to take part, together with a number of unlicensed qualifiers, for example the winners of the Scottish Junior Cup and Scottish Amateur Cup.
At one time, the Scottish Cup format was pretty straightforward – everyone went into the hat at the First Round.
In keeping with other national cup competitions, the SFA have complicated things by staging entry across preliminary rounds and the first four ‘proper’ rounds depending on what league clubs play in.
Rangers are defending the Cup this season after beating Hearts in the 2022 final.
Preliminary Round (Aug 27)
- Auchinleck Talbot – Coldstream
- Broxburn Athletic – Blackburn United
- Burntisland Shipyard – Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale
- Carnoustie Panmure – Hawick Royal Albert
- Clydebank – Bonnyton Thistle
- Dalkeith Thistle – Lochee United
- Drumchapel United – Easthouses Lily
- Dundonald Bluebell – Tayport
- Fort William – Benburb
- Glasgow University – Golspie Sutherland
- Haddington Athletic – Darvel
- Invergordon – Newtongrange Star
- Irvine Meadow XI – Hill of Beath Hawthorn
- Linlithgow Rose – St. Cuthbert Wanderers
- Penicuik Athletic – Musselburgh Athletic
- Pollok – Girvan
- Preston Athletic – Newton Stewart
- Rutherglen Glencairn – Kilwinning Rangers
- Sauchie Juniors – St. Andrews United
- Syngenta – Threave Rovers
- Tower Hearts AFC – Cumnock Juniors
- Vale of Leithen – Dunbar United
- Whitehill Welfare – Camelon Juniors
- Wigtown & Bladnoch – Dunipace
First Round (Sept 17)
Second Round (Oct 22)
Third Round (Nov 26)
Fourth Round (Jan 21)
Fifth Round (Feb 11)
Quarter Finals (Mar 11)
Semi Final (Apr 29)
Final (Jun 3)