The kick-off time for this season's Scottish Cup final between Rangers and Celtic has been confirmed.

The Scottish FA has announced that the showpiece game will have the traditional kick-off time of 3pm on Saturday, May 25. 

The game, which will bring the curtain down on Scotland's domestic campaign, will of course be played at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

Both BBC and Premier Sports have obtained the rights to showcase the match live on TV.

So, with this now confirmed, it is official that the Scottish Cup and FA Cup finals will clash this season. 

On the same day, Manchester takes over London as both City and United battle it out for the English equivalent at Wembley on the same day, at the same time.

A statement on the SFA website reads: "The Scottish Gas Men’s Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Rangers will take place on Saturday, 25 May, kicking off at 3pm, live on BBC One Scotland and Premier Sports.

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"This season - the 150th anniversary edition of the competition - has produced more unforgettable moments. This past weekend, Celtic defeated Aberdeen on penalties in a classic Semi-Final on Saturday before Rangers saw off Heart of Midlothian on Sunday to seal their place in the showpiece event.

"The Scottish Gas Women’s Scottish Cup Final will take place the following day, Sunday, 26 May.

"Tickets are still available for this weekend’s Scottish Gas Women's Scottish Cup Semi-Finals between Rangers and Celtic on Saturday, 27 April, and Spartans and Heart of Midlothian on Sunday, 28 April, both games kicking off at 12.15pm."

The news will be well-received by supporters of both clubs, with speculation surfacing online that a potential kick-off of 12.30pm had been floated. This puts that to bed, though.

Last season's final between Inverness and Celtic had the unusual start time of 5.30pm.