The draw for the preliminary round of this seasons Scottish Cup took place at Hampden Park, Glasgow last Thursday. There were 37 clubs in the draw and there were 15 byes and 11 ties. The Hi Hi’s were the fourteenth club drawn and received a bye into the first round. Tranent Juniors also received a bye but county sides Dunbar, Musselburgh and Preston all received ties. The draw for the first round will be made sometime after the 28th August and there are some potentially difficult games as both the Lowland League and  Highland League sides enter the competition at that stage. First round ties are due to be played on Saturday, 18th September.