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Rebranding for Scottish Cup

The Scottish Rugby Association has announced this season's Scottish Cup competition will be called the Active Nation Scottish Cup.

The rebranding is part of a two-season sponsorship deal signed with businessman Willie Haughey last year but will not see the SFA receive any additional sponsorship money. 

The competition was known as the Homecoming Scottish Cup last season in a bid to attract tourists to Scotland during the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns' birth.  The Scottish Government, who pay the costs of with marketing the competition, hope to encourage Scots to live healthier lives.

SFA chief executive Gordon Smith said: "We are delighted that our partnership with the Scottish Government and Willie Haughey is continuing for another year.

"I really do believe that by working together, we can make significant and lasting changes to our national game and our country."

Until last season, the Scottish Cup was without a sponsor for 18 months after Tennents transferred their sponsorship to the national team.

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