The date of Clydebank's Highland Scottish Cup tie at Fort William has been thrown in doubt due to an international race up Ben Nevis.

The Bankies were given a fascinating away trip to the West Highlands in the Scottish Cup preliminary round draw on Wednesday night.

But the match - penned in for Saturday, September 2, could be moved to an alternative date due to a race up and down Ben Nevis - the highest peak in the UK.

The event - which has been running since 1895 - sees competitors scale to the top of the Munro and back again and usually attracts over 300 hardy runners.

However, the race starts at Claggan Park, home of Fort William FC, and it is feared parking logistics and the number of people in the area could cause traffic chaos.

The Post understands so far, there have been some issues with finding an alternative date to play the match for a variety of reasons.

However, the clubs are already in discussions to find a date which would suit both clubs.