Top Junior trio face Highland League opponents in Scottish Cup

Scottish FA president Campbell Ogilvie
Scottish FA president Campbell Ogilvie made the draw

Junior football's top trio have been handed difficult ties away to Highland League opponents in the first round of the Scottish Cup.

Scottish Junior Cup winners Auchinleck Talbot take on Lossiemouth, while West Superleague champions Irvine Meadow face Forres Mechanics.

Bo'ness United, who retained the East Superleague title, face Fort William.

Culter, who won the North Premier League, are at home to East of Scotland League side Burntisland Shipyard.

East of Scotland champions Spartans and Highland League champions Buckie Thistle do not enter the draw until the second round.

Golspie Sutherland will also join them at that stage after receiving a bye in Monday's draw.

Girvan, who finished fourth in the West Superleague First Division, are away to East of Scotland side Vale of Leithen.

Rothes host Clachnacuddin in the only all-Highland League tie.

Borders outfit Newton Stewart face a long trip north to face Highland League side Huntly.

Scottish Cup first-round draw:

Rothes v Clachnacuddin

Fort William v Bo'ness United

Edinburgh City v Brora Rangers

Nairn County v Selkirk

Fraserburgh v Civil Service Strollers

Wigtown and Bladnoch v Preston Athletic

Lossiemouth v Auchinleck Talbot

Huntly v Newton Stewart

Forres Mechanics v Irvine Meadow

Dalbeattie Star v Inverurie Loco Works

Wick Academy v Coldstream

Glasgow University v Cove Rangers

Vale of Leithen v Girvan

Gala Fairydean v Hawick Royal Albert

Culter v Burntisland Shipyard

Edinburgh University v Whitehill Welfare

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Keith

The first round of matches are due to be played on the weekend of 24 September.

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