Olly Lee has completed a loan move to Gillingham.
The midfielder makes the switch to the Gills until the end of the 2020/21 campaign, subject to international clearance.
It marks a return to the Prestfield Stadium for the 29-year-old, who spent last season on loan at the League One side.
Speaking to the Official Hearts Website about the move, manager Robbie Neilson said: “Olly’s contract is up at the end of the season and after some very amicable discussions between both parties it was decided that he would move on.
“Olly has a young family and the opportunity to return to Gillingham allows him to go back down south and be closer to his family, so we wish him well.”