2014–15 Scottish Cup

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2014–15 William Hill Scottish Cup
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Country  Scotland
Teams 90

The 2014–15 Scottish Cup will be the 130th season of Scotland's most prestigious football knockout competition. The tournament is sponsored by bookmaker William Hill in what will be the fourth season of a five-year partnership.

Format and calendar[edit]

22 clubs enter at a preliminary round: two from the Highland League, five from the Lowland League, four qualifying Junior clubs and eleven other clubs affiliated with the Scottish Football Association.[1] Six of these clubs were given byes to the first round, when 14 Highland League clubs, six Lowland League clubs and 2 other clubs with National Club Licencing approval enter.[1]

In the second round, all 10 Scottish League Two clubs enter, along with the top two clubs from the previous season's Highland League, the top two clubs from the previous season's Lowland League and the 18 winners of the first round ties.[1] All 10 Scottish League One clubs and six Scottish Championship clubs start in the third round, while the remaining four Championship clubs and all 12 Scottish Premiership clubs enter in the fourth round.[1]

The calendar for the 2014–15 competition is as follows:[1][2]

Round Draw date First match date Fixtures Clubs
Original Replays
Preliminary round Thursday 17 July 2014 Saturday 16 August 2014 8 90 → 82
First round Saturday 13 September 2014 18 82 → 64
Second round Saturday 4 October 2014 16 64 → 48
Third round Saturday 1 November 2014 16 48 → 32
Fourth round Saturday 29 November 2014 16 32 → 16
Fifth round Saturday 7 February 2015 8 16 → 8
Quarter-finals Saturday 7 March 2015 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Saturday 18 April 2014 2 N/A 4 → 2
Final N/A Saturday 30 May 2015 1 N/A 2 → 1

Preliminary round[edit]

The preliminary round draw took place on 17 July 2014 at Commonwealth House, Glasgow.[3]

This round is contested entirely by non-league clubs:[1]

Six clubs were given byes to the first round (Bo'ness United, Coldstream, Culter, Dalbeattie Star, Girvan and Golspie Sutherland).[3]

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