Free Buses To Scottish Cup Games This Weekend

Last updated : 06 February 2004 By Grandmaster Suck
Crowds will be boosted at this weekend's Tennent's Scottish Cup ties
thanks to an innovative scheme which provides free transport for fans.
The Scottish FA and Tennent's Lager are laying on free buses to make it
easier for fans to support their team in the nation's premier cup

As part of the promotional activity for the cup ties, a team of
Tennent's Scottish Cup ambassadors have been organising buses from
Inverness to Dumfries, and the response from fans has been excellent.

An SFA spokesman said: "There is nothing like a cup tie to bring out
the fans, and we want to make sure that as many people as possible have
the opportunity to get to the grounds and support their teams. It all
helps to boost the special cup atmosphere, and the response we have had
from clubs and fans shows that this is an initiative they really

Full details of the free buses are available from the dedicated cup
website,, but brief details are as follows:

Inverness: two coaches to Paisley will depart the bus station at 9 am,
and Caledonian Stadium at 9.30.

St Mirren: There will be a shuttle bus to Love Street between 1 pm and
3 pm stopping at Gilmour Street station, County Square and Sneddon

Hamilton: Four double deckers will leave the Vaults Bar on Burnbank
Road at 1 pm, stopping at New Douglas Park at 1.10 and Hamilton Bus
Station at 1.15.

Partick Thistle: There will be a shuttle bus to Firhill between 1 pm
and 3 pm stopping at Partick Cross, Byres Road, Great Western Road,
Garscube Road and Maryhill Road.

Queen of the South: Four double deckers to Motherwell will leave
Palmerston Park at 12.30 pm.

Dunfermline: Four double deckers to Cumbernauld will leave East End
Park at 1 pm.

Clyde: There will be a shuttle bus to Broadwood between 1 pm and 3 pm
from various points including Condorrat, Greenfaulds, Braehead Road,
Kildrum and Cumbernauld town centre.

Falkirk: There will be a shuttle bus to Ochilview between 1 pm and 3 pm
from various points including Falkirk bus station, Asda, and Meeks

Livingston: Three double deckers will depart the City Stadium for
Edinburgh at 11.30 am on Sunday. As this match is all ticket, only
supporters with a match ticket will be allowed to travel.

Kilmarnock: There will be a shuttle bus operating two routes to Rugby
Park on Sunday between 1 pm and 3 pm. One bus will stop at Howard Park
Hotel, Dean Street and Green Street, the other at Hurlford, Riccarton
and Low Glencairn Street in Kilmarnock.