LEAGUE Cup holders Keith have been handed a home draw against Rothes in the first round of the Breedon Aggregates sponsored competition.
Lossiemouth face a stiff task after being drawn away to Wick Academy, while Buckie Thistle are at home to Cove Rangers.
Forres Mechanics must travel to league strugglers Fort William.
Two of the competition’s big guns will clash in the preliminary round after Formartine Utd v Nairn County was the first tie out of the hat in the draw at Inverurie yesterday (Thursday).
Brora Rangers also face a preliminary round tie after being drawn at home to Highland neighbours Clach.
Preliminary round (Sat March 1): Formartine Utd v Nairn County; Brora Rangers v Clach.
1st Round: (Sat March 15): Formartine Utd or Nairn County v Turriff Utd; Buckie Thistle v Cove Rangers; Brora Rangers or Clach v Deveronvale; Wick Academy v Lossiemouth; Strathspey Thistle v Inverurie Locos; Keith v Rothes; Huntly v Fraserburgh; Fort William v Forres.