The Scottish Football Association will press ahead with plans to bring in foreign referees after category one officials refused to back down over strike action.
The SFA offered to bring in a range of proposals to appease referees including banning all club officials from commenting on referees before and immediately after matches.
But the SFA have announced that referees told them there would be no suspension of this weekend's industrial action.
A statement from the governing body this morning read: "The Scottish FA (on Wednesday) stood shoulder to shoulder with both the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League in offering representatives of the category one referees unequivocal and tangible support in an attempt to avert the planned withdrawal of labour scheduled for this coming weekend.
"This included the promise of tougher and more immediate sanctions on players and club officials who abuse referees and match officials, and especially those who challenge their integrity and honesty.
"These new guidelines also incorporated a ban on all club officials commenting on referees in the build-up to matches and in the immediate aftermath.
"These measures received the full backing of the Scottish FA president and the chief executive.
"Regrettably, at midnight (on Wednesday night), the Scottish FA were informed that following a further meeting of category one referees there would be no change of heart in relation to the strike and no suspension of action while the Scottish FA implements the measures proposed.
"Therefore, the weekend of action will proceed as planned and the Scottish FA will implement, where possible, a contingency plan to allow some fixtures to take place as planned this weekend, using officials from other international associations."
SFA chief executive Stewart Regan made another plea to referees to reconsider their decision but the governing body had previously set a deadline of noon on Thursday before they followed through with attempts to secure alternative match officials.