Scottish Cup remaining: Hibs v St Johnstone at Hampden shall be watched by 600 followers

This season's semi-finals were played at an empty Hampden

This season’s semi-finals were played at an empty Hampden

There will be 600 fans at the Scottish Cup final between St Johnstone and Hibernian after permission was granted to allow spectators inside Hampden.

The Scottish FA had applied for 2,000 to be allowed following the seating template used for Euro 2020 games.

However, the Scottish government says two-metre physical distancing will be needed, rather than the 1.5m that will allow 12,000 fans at the Euros.

The Scottish FA concedes the figure is “less than anticipated”.

However, it still welcomed the news that fans will be able to attend the showpiece event on 22 May.

“At two-metre physical distancing, the number of spectators able to be hosted in the approved areas of the stadium reduces to 600 in total – 300 per club,” it added in a statement.

Hibs say they are “considering the fairest and best way to distribute tickets” and will tell fans on Friday what that will be.

Earlier in the week, Uefa had acceded to a request to have a crowd at…