Clydebank will play their Scottish Cup preliminary tie in Fort William ending weeks of uncertainty around the match.

The Bankies were drawn to play the North Caledonian League side at their Claggan Park ground on September 2 but the match was thrown into doubt due to a race up and down nearby Ben Nevis taking place on the same day.

Earlier this week, the Clydebank Post reported the fixture was set to be moved to Golspie in Sutherland - a further 118 miles north of Fort William.

That meant the prospect of an eight-hour round trip for the Bankies and their supporters but now the two clubs have agreed to play the match later on the original Saturday.

In a statement, the Holm Park club said: "Clydebank and Fort William have now come to an agreement to play our Scottish Cup second prelim round tie on the evening of Saturday, September 2 at Claggan Park, with a 7:30pm kick-off.

"The proposed change to Golspie Sutherland was, clearly, a less than ideal scenario for both clubs and both sets of fans – many of whom were unlikely to be able to make the journey due to a lack of public transport and the significant costs involved."

The Post understands that negotiations between the clubs dragged on because an agreement on an alternative date or fixture couldn't be reached.

The option of reversing the tie on September 2 was explored but rejected due to Yoker having a match at Holm Park on the day.

Playing the Saturday prior, August 26, was also out of the question due to Clydebank facing Cumnock - who also play in the Scottish Cup this year.

There were also fears the Claggan Park pitch, which will see more than 300 competitors of the Ben Nevis Race congregate at it, would be impacted by the increased footfall of runners.

However, those worries have now been resolved.

The club added: "We have now had reassurances that the pitch will not be used for the run and it is only the perimeter and surrounding area that is used, with both being clear in time for an evening kick off instead.

We’re pleased to have been able to find a solution that will hopefully suit the supporters much more, and we look forward to the game."