As Sons head into the final, some supporters are not letting the small matter of an entire ocean get in the way of missing the momentous occasion.

Ian Still, 80, is travelling from Canada to attend the game at McDiarmid Park with his two sons Ian junior and Alastair.

The devoted Sons fan emigrated across the Atlantic in 1965 but has continued to follow the club ever since – and was over the moon when they reached the final.

Alastair said: “Even before they won their quarter final, my brother and I had a discussion and made a very clear decision that should they reach the final, we absolutely would be taking our dad to the game.

"Well, here we are several months later fulfilling our pledge and can’t wait for the big day.”

Born in Rutherglen in 1937, Ian senior moved to Alexandria in 1942 and has been a fan since attending his first game with his father on October 27, 1945.

From as early as age 10 he would go to games alone, taking the steam train from Balloch to Dumbarton East.

The Sonstrust member has attended 42 games since 2001 and still buys a Sons season ticket to support the club.

Both his sons, who were born and live in Canada, are Sons fans, and granddaughters Katherine and Fiona have attended games when visiting on holiday.

Alastair will even be coming from Australia for the final, flying from Brisbane via Vancouver and Reykjavik to Glasgow to arrive on the morning of the match and meet up with the rest of the family.

Alastair added: “No matter what the result, we will remain lifelong Dumbarton fans and we will have an incredible memories of an unforgettable experience that we are so fortunate to be able to share with our Dad.”