New Scottish Cup tie dates are set

Following this week’s announcement that SPFL League One and Two sides, plus Highland League clubs who remain in the competition are permitted to return to play immediately, the Scottish Cup is now set to begin again this month.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 4:22 pm
East Fife manager Darren Young

The competition will resume on Tuesday, March 23 in order to complete the outstanding ties from the second round before the third round is played on the weekend of April 3.

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 May 8.

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

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The competition will see the introduction of concussion substitutes on a trial basis, following approval by the Scottish FA Board and confirmation by the International Football Association Board.

In the event of an actual or suspected concussion, clubs will be allowed to use a maximum of two concussions replacements, regardless of the number of substitutions already made. The opposition will be permitted to make another change at the time a concussion substitution is made.

Ian Maxwell, Scottish FA chief executive said: “The remaining rounds will be played in quick succession and with the fixtures coming thick and fast as the domestic season comes to a conclusion, the showpiece Scottish Cup Final will once again provide an exciting finale for the Scottish football season.”