But Chief Superintendent Mark Williams is keen to get the message across that the fans should also behave sensibly, otherwise Police Scotland will take swift action.

Chief Superintendent Williams, who is leading the policing operation at Sunday’s Ramsdens Cup Final match between Glasgow Rangers and Raith Rovers, spoke to The Edinburgh Reporter about the police presence on Sunday at Easter Road – complete with Harvey the Police Scotland sniffer dog!

He explained that one of the more troubling offences which has occurred in football grounds in recent years is the use of flares and pyrotechnics, but fans will be searched at the entrances and police dogs will help find anyone carrying such devices.