FIVE Moray clubs are ready to spring into action as the first round of the William Hill Scottish Cup kicks off on Saturday.
The big first round match as far as Moray is concerned takes place at Mosset Park between Forres Mechanics and Keith.
Mechanics, who hosted the might Rangers in last season's competition and narrowly lost to Ally McCoist's men, are in the midst of an injury crisis with several key players missing.
Keith are without the suspended Gary Macnamee while Murray McCulloch is away at a wedding, meaning they too won't be at full strength.
Lossiemouth are also at home, with North Junior Superleague champions Culter making the trip to Grant Park for what promises to be an intriguing clash.
Both Buckie Thistle and Rothes make long trips south.
Rothes are on the road to Castle Douglas as they take on Threave Rovers, bidding to win a Scottish Cup tie for the first time in their history.
Buckie Thistle are Wigtown bound as they meet South of Scotland Football Leage side Wigtown and Bladnoch, who they thumped 7-1 in the same competition four years ago.
Northern Scot deputy editor Chris Saunderson is reporting from Rothes' tie against Threave, and will be providing live updates on Twitter via @NScot as the Speysiders aim to make history.
Next week's Scot will also have a full report, reaction and photos from the Forres v Keith clash.
Meanwhile, Elgin City don't enter the Scottish Cup until round 2 and will learn their opponents in Monday's draw.
The Black and Whites are in League 2 action on Saturday at home to Montrose, with Twitter updates available via @NScot_cchristie.