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SCOTTISH CUP FINAL
Venue: Hampden Park Date: Saturday, 24 May Kick-off: 1500 BST
Coverage: This website & BBC One Scotland, BBC Sport website, BBC Radio Scotland & BBC Radio 5 Live

Queen of the South chairman David Rae
Chairman David Rae helped turn Queens full-time this season

Queen of the South aim to cause a major upset in Saturday's Scottish Cup final as they entertain Rangers at Hampden.

The First Division side from Dumfries are competing in their first-ever major final, while Rangers have lifted the trophy on 31 occasions.

In 122 previous finals, only one team outside the Scottish top flight has ever prevailed - East Fife in 1938.

The Ibrox club won the CIS Cup in March but have since lost out in the Uefa Cup final and in the Premier League.

Thursday's league finale saw Walter Smith's Glasgow outfit slip up at Aberd ... Read more »

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Celtic won the Scottish title for the third successive season, Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink rising to head home the winner on a tense final day.

Gordon Strachan became only the third Celtic manager to achieve such a feat after a single goal was enough to see off Dundee United.

Both sides were denied by some fine goalkeeping in a nervy game.

But, with Rangers losing to Aberdeen, Vennegoor of Hesselink's header sent Celtic three points clear at the top.

The two Glasgow rivals had gone into their final matches equal on points but with Celtic having the advantage on goal difference.

But Celtic were the form team having won their last six Scottish Premier League games to overhaul a faltering Rangers' lead - and had not lost in their last 12 visits to Tannadice.

United had an early chance to add to any Celtic nerves, only for Noel Hunt to drive the ball straight at goalkeeper Artur Boruc from the edge of the penalty box.

However, the home side's defence, missing Lee ... Read more »

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