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In pictures: When junior clubs joined the Scottish Cup

Linlithgow Rose were among the first junior clubs to enter the Scottish Cup back in season 2007/08.

In pictures: When junior clubs joined the Scottish Cup SNS Group

From Wick to Berwick, there will be a feast of football across the country on Saturday during the first round of the Scottish Cup.

Clubs from the north, south, east and west league set-ups will unite – all sharing the same dream of reaching Hampden next May.

Formerly accessible to just a handful of ‘non-league’ sides, the tournament opened its doors a bit wider in the 2007/08 season, when four junior clubs were allowed to take part.

Here, in pictures, we take a look back at one of the first ties to feature the juniors, when Linlithgow Rose travelled south to thrash Newton Stewart 6-0.

Rose proved their worth to the Scottish Cup by reaching the fourth round, where they fell to Championship side Queen of the South.

These young Newton Stewart fans were up for the cup before kick-off.SNS Group
Linlithgow Rose's Kevin Donnelly (left) gets to the ball ahead of Newton Stewart's Alan McCulloch.
Linlithgow Rose supporters enjoy watching their team cruise into the second round.SNS Group
 SFA chief executive Gordon Smith and president George Peat chat with police officers.
Ian Herd (centre) is congratulated on his goal by his Linlithgow team-matesSNS Group
Linlithgow Rose players celebrate their 6-0 win.SNS Group