PARTICK THISTLE will host holders Celtic in the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

Neil Lennon's side join the rest of the Premiership in entering the competition at this stage and will make the short journey to Firhill as they attempt to win the trophy for a fourth successive season.

Thistle struggled past Penicuik Athletic in the third round and will be under no illusions about the scale of the challenge facing them, having already been brushed aside by the champions in a 5-0 win for Celtic at Parkhead in the League Cup in September.

Rangers, meanwhile, will welcome League One strugglers Stranraer to Ibrox for their fourth-round tie.

Aberdeen will also host third-tier opposition after being paired alongside Jim Duffy's Dumbarton.

Hibernian will travel to Tayside to face Championship leaders Dundee United in one of the more eye-catching ties, while their rivals Hearts will take on Airdrieonians, who currently top League One.

Stephen Robinson's Motherwell were drawn against Dundee at Dens Park and Queen's Park – who defeated Queen of the South in the previous round – will play Kilmarnock in Ayrshire.

Livingston will be the home side when they play Raith Rovers and Brian Rice's Hamilton will welcome Edinburgh City to the FOYS Stadium.

The winners of the third-round replay between Greenock Morton and Highland League leaders Brora Rangers will be rewarded with an away tie to St Johnstone.

Newly-promoted Ross County will face Ayr United at Somerset Park, while East of Scotland League duo Broxburn Athletic and Bonnyrigg Rose will face St Mirren and Clyde respectively.

Lowland League outfit BSC Glasgow, who knocked out League One's East Fife with a dramatic 4-3 win in the third round, have been drawn away to East Kilbride.

Junior champions Auchinleck Talbot were drawn as the home side in their tie and will play Falkirk in the fourth round - if they can overcome Arbroath in their replay.

Alloa will also host Inverness in an all-Championship affair.

The matches are scheduled to take place on the weekend of January 18 in the first weekend of competitive football for Premiership teams following the winter break.