Football fans are in for a treat as the William Hill Scottish Cup is set to arrive at Thistles, Stirling.

The stopover at Thistles takes place 10am – 4pm on Saturday the 16th and 11am – 4pm on Sunday the 17th of November and is part of a nationwide tour that aims to promote the William Hill Scottish Cup, as well as the Hampden Football Museum.

Bringing the Cup to its fans, the tour encourages fans to reminisce on their own Scottish Cup memories, and get their picture with the prestigious trophy.

By posting their pictures online with the #ScottishCupTour, and taking part in an Instagram trivia quiz which goes live during each leg of the tour, fans are given the chance to win a pair of tickets to the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final. The tour also includes a small example of the Hampden Football Museum, with a showcase of items from Scottish football history, relevant to each location.

Commenting ahead of the trophy appearance, Gary Turnbull, Centre Director, Thistles, Stirling said,

“The Scottish Cup trophy is the oldest national trophy and also the oldest association football trophy in the world, retaining the same silverware since its launch in the 19th century. The greatest triumphs in the game’s history are immortalised on it.

“Thistles is delighted to be hosting the William Hill Scottish Cup tour and would encourage football fans, and indeed everyone interested is seeing such an iconic piece of Scottish history up close, to join us. Remember to bring your smart phone or camera!”