Scottish Premier League matches will go ahead this weekend despite local referees going on strike.

The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has reached agreements with “several European national associations” to provide officials for the six games and while the Alba Cup final will also be covered, 10 second-tier matches may be postponed.

The announcement comes after a number of associations – including Ireland, Wales, Norway and Sweden – rejected the SFA’s approaches.

In a statement the governing body said: “(We) can confirm that agreement has been reached with several European National Associations to ensure matches in the Clydesale Bank Premier League and the Alba Cup final will be covered this weekend.

“Negotiations are continuing with other national associations to help ensure that some, if not all, matches in the Scottish Football League go ahead as normal.”

Category one referees in Scotland are withdrawing their labour despite an offer from the SFA to bring in a range of measures to improve their treatment on and off the pitch.

The proposals include banning all club officials from commenting on referees before and immediately after matches.

Earlier the SFA said it had offered the officials “unequivocal and tangible support”.