2011–12 Scottish Cup

The 2011–12 Scottish Cup was the 127th season of Scotland's most prestigious football knockout competition. The tournament began on 24 September 2011 and ended on 19 May 2012.[2] It was sponsored by William Hill in the first season of a three-year partnership, known as the William Hill Scottish Cup.[3] The winner of the competition qualified for the play-off round[4] of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League. Heart of Midlothian won 5-1 against city rivals Hibernian at Hampden Park.[5]

2011-12 William Hill Scottish Cup
Country Scotland
ChampionsHeart of Midlothian
Top goal scorer(s)Rudi Skacel (5)



Round Draw date First match date Fixtures Clubs
Original Replays
First round Monday 29 August 2011 Saturday 24 September 2011 17 1 81 → 64
Second round Wednesday 28 September 2011 Saturday 22 October 2011 16 4 64 → 48
Third round Wednesday 26 October 2011 Saturday 19 November 2011 16 4 48 → 32
Fourth round Tuesday 22 November 2011 Saturday 7 January 2012 16 3 32 → 16
Fifth round Monday 9 January 2012 Saturday 4 February 2012 8 3 16 → 80
Quarter-finals Monday 6 February 2012 Saturday 10 March 2012 4 1 8 → 4
Semi-finals Sunday 11 March 2012 Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 April 2012 2 N/A 4 → 2
Final N/A Saturday 19 May 2012 1 N/A 2 → 1

Fixtures & ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

The first round draw was conducted on 29 August 2011 at Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow.[7]

This round is populated entirely by non-league clubs:

Golspie Sutherland received a bye into the Second Round.

Source:[citation needed]

First round replayEdit

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Second roundEdit

The second round draw was conducted on 28 September 2011 at the William Hill shop in West Campbell Street in Glasgow.[8]

The 17 winners and 1 bye from the First Round enter here, along with the 10 SFL Third Division clubs (Alloa Athletic, Annan Athletic, Berwick Rangers, Clyde, East Stirlingshire, Elgin City, Montrose, Peterhead, Queen's Park, Stranraer), Highland League champions (Buckie Thistle), Highland League runners-up (Deveronvale), East of Scotland League champions (Spartans) and South of Scotland League champions (Threave Rovers).

At a hearing of the SFA Judicial Panel on 10 November 2011, Spartans were expelled from the competition for fielding an unregistered and therefore ineligible player in their Second Round tie against Culter. Culter were re-instated to the Third round.[9][10]

Source: BBC
Spartans expelled for fielding an ineligible player. Culter progress to the Third Round.[10]

Second round replaysEdit

Source: BBC Sport

Third roundEdit

The Third Round draw was conducted on 26 October 2011 at Musselburgh Racecourse.[11]

The 16 winners from the Second Round enter here, along with the 10 SFL Second Division clubs (Airdrie United, Albion Rovers, Arbroath, Brechin City, Cowdenbeath, Dumbarton, East Fife, Forfar Athletic, Stenhosemuir, Stirling Albion) and 6 SFL First Division clubs (Ayr United, Dundee, Greenock Morton, Livingston, Partick Thistle, Ross County)

Source: BBC Sport

Third round replaysEdit

Source: BBC Sport

Fourth roundEdit

The fourth round draw was conducted on 22 November 2011 at 10:30am at Hampden Park live on Sky Sports News.[12]

The 16 winners from the third round entered here, along with the 12 SPL clubs (Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Dunfermline Athletic, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Rangers, St Johnstone, St Mirren) and four SFL First Division clubs who were exempt from playing in the third round (Falkirk, Hamilton Academical, Queen of the South, Raith Rovers).

Source: BBC Sport

Fourth round replaysEdit

Source: BBC Sport

Fifth roundEdit

The fifth round draw was conducted on 9 January 2012 at 2:30pm at Hampden Park live on Sky Sports News.[13]

The 16 winners from the fourth round entered here.

Source: BBC Sport

Fifth round replaysEdit

Source: BBC Sport


The Quarter-finals draw was conducted on 6 February 2012 at 2:30pm at Hampden Park live on Sky Sports News.[14]

Source: BBC Sport

Quarter-final replayEdit

Source: BBC Sport


The Semi-final draw was conducted on 11 March 2012 at Fir Park live on Sky Sports 3 & Sky Sports 3 HD following the Motherwell vs Aberdeen tie.[15]

Source: BBC Sport


Source: BBC Sport


The Scottish Cup Player of the Round was decided by the fans, who cast their vote to choose a winner from a list of nominations on the official Scottish Cup Facebook page.[16]

Round Player of the Round Ref
R4 Andy Leishman (Auchinleck Talbot) [16]
R5 Henrik Ojamaa (Motherwell) [16][17]
QF Rory Fallon (Aberdeen) [16]
SF Rudi Skacel (Heart of Midlothian) [16]
F Rudi Skacel (Heart of Midlothian) [16]

Media coverageEdit

From round four onwards, selected matches from the Scottish Cup are broadcast live in Ireland and the UK by BBC Scotland and Sky Sports. BBC Scotland has the option to show one tie per round with Sky Sports showing two ties per round with one replay also. Both channels will screen the final live.

These matches were broadcast live on television.

Round Sky Sports BBC Scotland
Fourth round Arbroath vs Rangers
Peterhead vs Celtic
Dunfermline Athletic vs Inverness CT (replay)
Dundee vs Kilmarnock
Fifth round Inverness CT vs Celtic
Hearts vs St Johnstone
Rangers vs Dundee United
Quarter-finals Dundee United vs Celtic
Motherwell vs Aberdeen
St Mirren vs Hearts (replay)
Hearts vs St Mirren
Semi-finals Aberdeen vs Hibernian
Celtic vs Hearts
Aberdeen vs Hibernian
Final Hibernian vs Hearts Hibernian vs Hearts


From round 4 onwards, Premium Sports showed matches live in the USA and Caribbean. Setanta Sports Australia show matches live in Australia.


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  4. ^ 2012/13 Access list Bert Kassies' Site
  5. ^ "Hibernian 1 Heart of Midlothian 5". Daily Telegraph. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  6. ^ "William Hill Scottish Cup, 2011-12 Season". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  7. ^ "William Hill Scottish Cup first round draw". Scottish FA. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  8. ^ "William Hill Scottish Cup second round draw". Scottish FA. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  9. ^ "SFA Hearing Outcome". The Spartans FC. 10 November 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Disciplinary Tribunal Outcome". Scottish FA. 10 November 2011.
  11. ^ "William Hill Scottish Cup third round draw". Scottish FA. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  12. ^ "William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round draw". Scottish FA. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  13. ^ "William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round Draw". Scottish FA. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Billy Davies to make sixth round draw". Scottish FA. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  15. ^ "Semi-finals draw to take place on Sunday". Scottish FA. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  16. ^ a b c d e f "Scottish Cup Player of the Round". SFA. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  17. ^ "SCOTTISH FA CUP PLAYER OF THE ROUND AWARDS". Gaudio. 5 March 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2017.

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