Highlands & Islands

Ross County celebrations in local rival's city

Young Ross County fan in Dingwall
Image caption A young Ross County fan during the cup final build up in May

Celebrations marking a football club's Scottish Cup run are to be held in the city of their arch-rivals.

Dingwall side Ross County reached May's final for the first time in their history but lost 3-0 to SPL side Dundee United.

An event to mark the team's achievements will be held in Inverness - home of Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The two clubs faced each other in First Division derbies last season when Caley Thistle secured promotion to the SPL.

Despite the rivalries, County claimed Inverness supporters were among the 20,000 fans who backed the team at the final at Hampden in Glasgow.

A DVD and a book recalling Ross County's cup run and history will be launched at a free event in the 800-seater theatre at Eden Court, Inverness, on 29 July.

Club chairman Roy MacGregor said: "Reaching the Scottish Cup final was a dream come true for everyone who cares about Ross County.

"And for an area like the Highlands to amass 20,000 people at our national stadium to support the team was almost unbelievable."

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