In pictures: 13 famous quirks of Scottish football grounds

Scottish football isn’t short of grounds that stick in the memory for certain reasons. We’ve picked out 13 arenas with memorable quirks

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Douglas Rae, former Morton chairman, dies at 87

Douglas Rae, the honorary club president and former chairman of Morton, has passed away at the age of 87.

Inverness coach John Robertson and Hearts manager Craig Levein will lock horns in a televised Betfred Cup tie. Picture: SNS

BT Sport reveals the five Betfred Cup games it will show live

Five Betfred Cup group games will be shown live on BT Sport, two of them involving Hearts.

The first game to be screened will be Kilmarnock v St Mirren on Friday 13 July. Next up is Raith Rovers v Hearts on 21 July, with the game taking place at East Fife’s Bayview due to work at Stark’s Park.

Dundee v Dunfermline on 22 July is also live, as is Clyde v Motherwell on 28 July and Hearts’ v Inverness Caledonian Thistle the following day.

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Inverness Caley Thistle are the current holders of the IRN-BRU Cup after defeating Dumbarton in the final in March. Picture: SNS.

English clubs to be invited to play in Irn-Bru Cup

The Irn-Bru Cup will become a complete British and Irish affair after Uefa gave the SPFL approval
to include two teams from England’s Vanarama National League in next season’s knockout competition.

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Ex-United boss McKinnon focused on top flight for Morton

The seven months that Ray McKinnon spent out of the game following his hasty sacking by Dundee United were filled by the 47-year-old 
“getting extremely bored, doing a bit of DIY and getting over the ordeal”. The contrast with the monstrous rebuilding job he has accepted at Greenock Morton could hardly be more stark.

Ray McKinnon is expected to take the reins at Morton. Picture: SNS Group

Ray McKinnon set to take the reins at Morton

Morton’s month-long wait for a new manager is set to end today with the appointment of former Brechin City, Raith Rovers and Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon.

Hearts manager Craig Levein and Inverness coach John Robertson will meet in the Betfred League Cup. Picture: SNS

Hearts handed reunion with John Robertson in Betfred Cup

Hearts will be up against Tynecastle legend John Robertson in next season’s Betfred Cup after the draw for the group stage paired them with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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Jim Duffy, right, was handed his jotters by the Championship side. Picture: SNS

Morton advertise for new manager to replace Jim Duffy on Twitter

Greenock Morton have started their hunt for a new manager after relieving Jim Duffy of his duties on Sunday afternoon.

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Jim Duffy and Morton have agreed to part company. Picture: SNS.

Duffy leaves Cappielow as Morton season ends in defeat

The first end-of-season managerial change has happened quickly, Morton and Jim Duffy parting company in the wake of Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat by Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

George Oakley. Picture: SNS

Morton 0 - 3 Inverness CT: Caley win but miss out on play-offs

Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s late push for a Championship play-off place ended in disappointment despite this emphatic victory at Cappielow.

St Mirren manager Jack Ross with Lewis Morgan at full time. Picture: SNS

St Mirren 2 - 1 Morton: Lewis Morgan signs off in style

Lewis Morgan produced a memorable final appearance at the Paisley 2021 Stadium, scoring a wonderful winning goal to spark a party in the town.

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Queen of the South's Lyndon Dykes. Picture: Michael Gillen

Morton 0 - 1 Queen of the South: Dykes dents Morton’s play-off hopes

Lyndon Dykes’ opportunist second-half strike all but ended any hopes Morton had of finishing in the top four of the Championship and a place in the end of season play-offs.

Alan Lithgow in action for Livingston. Picture: SNS/Bruce White

Livingston 3 - 2 Morton: Livi keep St Mirren waiting

Livingston prolonged St Mirren’s wait for the Championship title by enhancing their own bid to finish in the runners-up position with a compelling 3-2 victory over Morton.

James Tavernier has taken his play up a level this season. Picture: SNS

The 17 most improved players in Scottish football this season

Which players have shown improvement from last season to the current campaign, catching the eye and winning hearts of supporters across Scotland?

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Dundee United's Bilel Mohsni scores to put his team into the lead. Picture: SNS/Bruce White

Morton 1 - 1 Dundee United: Mohsni scores but United concede late

Frank Ross came off the bench to score direct with an inswinging corner three minutes into stoppage time to send the Morton fans into raptures and drop Dundee United out of the play-off spots.

Morton's John Baird. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Morton 2 - 0 Brechin: City relegated after defeat

There was a compelling case here for the visitors to be playing in a different division next season, but the same could not be said for the hosts. Brechin, without a win in 29 fixtures, had their relegation confirmed after their 25th defeat and their failings were once again all too evident.

Morton manager Jim Duffy. Picture: Bruce White/SNS

Dunfermline Athletic 0 - 0 Greenock Morton: Stalemate at East End Park

How the hardy souls watching this game at East End Park yesterday were made to suffer – and that wasn’t just because of the near Arctic conditions. A paucity of entertainment and incident would have had most shuddering even in T-shirt weather and only in the closing stages did the hosts come remotely close to achieving their objective of closing the four-point gap separating themselves from Morton and the final Championship promotion play-off spot.

Moussa Dembele goes down under the challenge from Morton's Michael Doyle. Picture: SNS

Why the referee wrongly awarded Celtic a penalty against Morton

In the latest edition of Ref Review we look at the penalty awarded to Celtic in their Scottish Cup victory over Morton at the weekend.

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