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Scottish League Cup First Round Draw
- Updated: July 20, 2012
Rangers have been drawn against East Fife in the first round of the Scottish Communities League Cup.
However, the newco Ibrox club are still waiting to discover if they will be granted Scottish FA membership.
Dundee will travel to Peterhead, while Raith Rovers host Berwick Rangers and Forfar are at home to Partick Thistle.
Falkirk entertain Elgin, Livingston make the trip to Stranraer, Ayr United welcome Clyde and Airdrie United take on Queen’s Park.
First Minister Alex Salmond assisted with the lunchtime draw at Stenhousemuir’s Ochilview Park.
The Scottish Government is renewing its sponsorship of the tournament, with funding support of £1.7m.
And £500,000 of the money will come from the Cashback for Communities programme – the seizure of ill-gotten gains from criminals.
First round games are scheduled to be played on 4 August.
But the Peterhead v Dundee tie will go ahead on 31 July since the Dens Park club are due to open their Scottish Premier League campaign at Kilmarnock on the Saturday.
And East Stirlingshire v Morton has been switched to 5 August due to their ground-sharing arrangement with Stenhousemuir.
Dunfermline and the SPL clubs not participating in European competition will enter at the second round stage, with Celtic, Motherwell, Dundee United, Hearts and St Johnstone joining in the third round.
Scottish Communities League Cup first round draw:
Queen of the South v Alloa Athletic
Stranraer v Livingston
Raith Rovers v Berwick Rangers
Peterhead v Dundee
Stenhousemuir v Brechin City
Montrose v Cowdenbeath
Ayr United v Clyde
Queen’s Park v Airdrie United
Dumbarton v Albion Rovers
Forfar Athletic v Partick Thistle
Falkirk v Elgin City
Rangers v East Fife
Hamilton Academical v Annan Athletic
East Stirlingshire v Morton
Arbroath v Stirling Albion