It was cup weekend in Scotland, with the last 16 of the Scottish Cup playing out over the course of this weekend, with one more tie to be played on Monday night when Ross County take on Inverness.

Whilst it was the round of shocks last time out, that was not the case in the last 16.

Stuart Kettlewell’s Ross County have a highland derby on Monday night. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Here are five things we learned this weekend.

A valiant effort form Auchinleck

After their heroics against Ayr United in the fourth round, Auchinleck Talbot returned to Tynecastle on Sunday. Tommy Sloan’s side went looking for revenge, having been beaten at Tynecastle 1-0 seven years previous in the Scottish Cup.

Auchinleck manager Tommy Sloan. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It wasn’t to be for Talbot, with Hearts turning in a professional performance and defeating the Ayrshire side 4-0. The job was done in the first half, but Sloan’s side should still be very proud of their efforts.

It’s the furthest a junior side have ever went in this competition and most likely ever will go. Talbot are history makers despite their exit from the competition.

Dobbie for Scotland?

Man of the moment Stephen Dobbie couldn’t help but get another goal against Premiership opposition for Queen of the South. In a game where he saw his side lose 4-1 against Aberdeen, Dobbie was still one of the stars of the show.

Dobbie was lethal again on Sunday. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

This strike was particularly sweet, driving the ball forward and smashing the ball home from roughly 25 yards. It does beg the question though, is he a legitimate Scotland call-up contender?

He does the job against everyone, no matter how big or small. Dobbie would surely be able to transfer this to the national game.

St Johnstone crumble

It’s been a tiring few weeks for St Johnstone, and they showed the side effects of it against Celtic on Sunday.

St Johnstone played Celtic again on Sunday. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It was the third time Tommy Wright’s men had played Celtic twice in the past 11 days before this fixture, but this time they really struggled. Celtic put the Saints to the sword at Parkhead, sending them crashing out the cup with a 5-0 deficit.

It was a 9-0 aggregate scoreline for Celtic over these three games. St Johnstone will be glad to see the back of them.

Hibs calm the nerves

With the uncertainty clouding round Easter Road in recent weeks, it was vital that Eddie May delivered a victory against Raith Rovers.

Hibs cruised to victory over Raith.(photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It was a routine job for the Leith side, cruising to a 3-1 victory over their League One opponents. May has been able to steer the ship successfully in his caretaker manager position, managing to get through this challenging period without any real dents to Hibs’ season.

St Mirren struggle again

It’s becoming a very repetitive story for St Mirren, but this was perhaps the worst. St Mirren fell to a woeful defeat again on Saturday, this time at the hands of Championship side Dundee United.

The worrying thing for Saints fans is how easily they were brushed aside. Dundee United looks like the Premiership side, not the Saints. If league form is anything to go by though, that may well be the case come May.

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