NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Peterhead fan to make epic journey for cup final

The Petrofac Training Cup Image copyright SNS Group

A Peterhead fan is embarking on an epic journey from Canada to watch his team play in the Petrofac Cup final.

Ed Reeves is making the 8,260-mile round trip to watch Peterhead play Rangers at Hampden in the north-east side's first national cup final.

The 47-year-old resident of Wetaskiwin in Alberta emigrated 20 years ago and works as a truck driver.

He set off on Thursday to return to his childhood hometown ahead of Sunday's match.

Mr Reeves was born and raised in Peterhead and is a lifelong Blue Toon fan, a love he inherited from his father who is a season ticket holder.

His journey begins with a 33-mile drive from his home to Edmonton International Airport for the first of three flights.

After transferring in Calgary and then Amsterdam he'll arrive in Aberdeen to be collected by his brother Michael for the final leg of his journey, ironically another 33-mile car drive.

More than 16 hours after setting off, he will arrive in Peterhead.

The married father-of-four said: "For as long as I can remember, I have followed Peterhead.

"I want to spend cup final day with dad going to the football as it was something we did for years before I moved to Canada. The cup final is an amazing achievement for the club and I am happy to get to share that with dad."

Mr Reeves will make the journey to Hampden on Sunday on a supporters bus organised by the club.

Related Topics