The Scottish Cup this season is sponsored by the Government drive Homecoming Scotland 2009; to encourage Scots living overseas to return home to celebrate the 250th birthday of one of Scotland's (and Ayrshire's) favourite sons, Robert Burns. The draw for this cup has thrown up the possibility of an Ayrshire derby. You couldn't have made it up. What better way to celebrate 'the bard' than to compete for the famous Ayrshire Cup, as well as a place in the next round. It is what Burns would have wanted.