Dutch football club, FC Twente, will be playing against south of Scotland team, Stranraer FC, in a friendly match for fans.

The game will be taking place at Stranraer's Stair Park, where 500 Dutch fans are expected to attend.

The "friendship" between the two clubs is said to have stemmed from when 42-year-old Stranraer and Rangers fan, Jim McKie, was asked to source some Old Firm tickets for FC Twente follower, Dennis van Unen, who was terminally ill.

Jim, along with his friend, James Hilton, a Stranraer and Celtic fan, managed to acquire the tickets and treated Mr. van Unen to a "full itinerary of Scottish hospitality", escorting him around Ibrox, Parkhead and Hampden Park before watching the 1-1 derby.

The relationship between the two clubs remains extremely close, 10 years since Denis van Unen sadly passed away – so it’s incredible to finally face each other on the pitch.

Iain Dougan, Stranraer FC Chairman

It’s fantastic that the Scottish FC Twente supporters have helped to arrange this fixture. What started with a last wish from supporter Dennis van Unen has now become a close friendship between FC Twente and Stranraer. I met Jim and James for the first time many years ago, and it was great to see their passion and enthusiasm.

Jan van Halst, Technical Director at FC Twente

Events like this are really important for Stranraer and the local business community is really excited about it.

Romano Petrucci, Stranraer Development Trust chairman

The game is set to take place on Saturday 8 July, kicking off at 3pm.