Scottish Cup on display in isles to raise funds for Shetland team

The Carling Scottish Cup will be in Shetland today and tomorrow as part of an effort by a local firm to raise money for the senior football team’s trip to next year’s island games in the Isle of Wight.

Wholesaler J W Gray & Co in conjunction with Molson Coor’s Brewers have arranged for the world’s oldest competitive football trophy to be taken around some of Lerwick’s pubs and other venues.

Football fans will get the opportunity to have their photo taken with the cup for a small donation to the Shetland Football Association.

As well as this the cup will be visiting The Anderson High school, Bell’s Brae Primary and Sound School.

Company director Iain Johnston said: “We are all delighted at J W Gray & Co to have secured this excellent opportunity for all football fans in Shetland. Tying the cup’s visit with a promotion to help the local football association will put the icing on the cake.”

The cup will appear tonight at the the following establishments: the Lounge Bar 5.30, the Wheel 6.30, Lerwick Legion 7.30, Douglas Arms 8.00.

The cup will also be on display at J W Gray & Co tomorrow from 3pm to 5.30pm.


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