The Caley Thistle faithful will soon be able to score their team’s special merchandise in the city centre as cup final fever starts to build up.
ICT will have a new presence in the Victorian Market ahead of their appearance in the William Hill Scottish Cup Final on Saturday May 30.
The club will open the temporary shop next Monday May 11 and will be trading right up until the day before the end of season finale at Hampden.
The shop will be stocked full of Scottish Cup Final merchandise, including replica shirts, T-shirts, mugs, scarves, car stickers and much more. Supporters group Caley Jags Together will also have a presence in the shop selling cup final bus tickets.
Caley Thistle commercial manager Iain Auld said: “We’re delighted with our new premises and looking forward to becoming part of the Victorian Market family in May.
“The shop will act as a perfect city-centre base for us ahead of the Scottish Cup Final and allow us to increase awareness of the club and our Hampden Clash against Falkirk, with Inverness set to get caught up in cup final fever.”
Mr Auld thanked Inverness Common Good Fund, which owns the market, for making the pop-up shop possible.
He added: “The shop is just one element in our plan to get Inverness and the city centre whipped up into a Scottish Cup frenzy.”
Caley Jags Together chairwoman Jennifer Aitchison, said: “Caley Jags Together is delighted to be able to work with the club in this exciting venture ahead of the Scottish Cup Final.”
Inverness City area manager, David Haas, said: “A prominent unit near the Academy Street entrance of the Victorian Market, will be loaned to the club as a base for a range of club promotional activity. The use of the vacant shop for this purpose will also help to attract a higher footfall to the Victorian Market and Academy Street area.
“Highland Council, through the Inverness Common Good Fund, will also assist with profile raising activity to support attendance at the cup final, with the aim of boosting the positive profile of the city and the Highlands to a national and international audience.”