The final preparations for Fraserburgh’s much anticipated game against Rangers tomorrow are under way.
The Broch will take on Rangers for the Scottish Cup, with around 1,800 football fans expected to turn out.
However, last night fans were warned a pitch inspection will be carried out today at noon to determine if the game can go ahead.
In the meantime, sections of Saltoun Place have already been sealed off while shops around the town geared up for a boom.
Businesses in the town have been getting ready for the hundreds of families who will looking for pre and post-game snacks and entertainment, and have decorated their premises in Fraserburgh’s black and white colours.
Staff at the town’s leisure centre, managed by local woman Margaret Watt, were preparing themselves for an “all-nighter” to get ready for the day of the game.
Last night, Mrs Watt said the event would be the biggest of its kind the restaurant hosted.
“We’ve got 250 breakfasts booked in the morning for the game, including police and television crews,” she said.
“We actually have a funeral in the morning, then there’s a birthday party in the evening tomorrow. That won’t finish until about 12.30am, and after that we’ve got to start setting up for the hospitalities on Sunday.
“It’s the most we’ve ever had for one event in the lounge.”
Across the town, other businesses have been dressing their front windows in preparation for the game.
Mrs Watt said there was a feeling of positivity in the town.
“Everyone is buzzing, you could say,” she said.
“Everyone is looking forward to the game – we’re just hoping the weather stays fine for it.
“We’ll all be supporting Fraserburgh.”
Away fans will be offered parking at Gray & Adams workshops on the day, with access to the street and ground only available to ticket holders.