The Scottish Football Association and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are delighted to announce that the Scottish Cup will be on display at the Lewis Sports Centre, Stornoway, on Saturday 13th October from 10am - 4pm.
The public will have the opportunity to come along and see the oldest trophy in association football and to take photos of themselves with the trophy.
A Scottish FA spokesperson said: “We are delighted to be taking the Scottish Cup Tour to the Lewis Sports Centre.
“The Scottish Cup means so much to so many supporters across Scotland and we want to make sure as many people as possible get the chance to create their own memories with the iconic trophy, regardless of where they are based in the country.
“While the trophy itself is obviously the star of the show, we hope those in attendance will enjoy the chance to brush up on the history of the competition and test themselves with our interactive quiz.
“No matter which team you support, we look forward to welcoming you on the day.”
Tony Wade, Sports Facilities Services Manager at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, said: “We are really delighted that the Scottish Cup will be visiting the Outer Hebrides for the first time; we would encourage as many people as possible to pop in on the day and see the cup – it may be a once in a lifetime opportunity!”
The Scottish Cup, which is the oldest national trophy and also the oldest association football trophy in the world, was made by silversmith George Edward & Sons in Glasgow and has been presented to the winners of the tournament since 1874. The solid silver trophy is 50 cm in height and weighs 2.25 kg.