There will be NO fans inside Hampden Park this season for the Scottish Cup final.

The Scots government had considered using the showpiece finale as testing ground to get supporters inside the national stadium ahead of Hampden hosting Euro 2020 clashes this coming summer.

However Herald and Times Sport understands that there will be no fans allowed inside the ground again due to the stadium being under UEFA's control as they prepare for their upcoming tournament.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed earlier this week that she hoped 'a good number' of supporters would be permitted inside Hampden to support their country at their first major tournament in 23 years. And the government put forward a proposal to UEFA to have 12,000 inside the ground.

It had been suggested the Scottish Cup final could be used as a test event but that decision has been scrapped.

It is believed there will be work going on in the stands at Hampden to ensure the ground is up to UEFA standards for Euro 2020.

We told recently how the governing body told the 12 host cities to put forward their proposals for the tournament, which Scotland did earlier this week.