Club News

Remembrance Service

3rd November 2014

Large crowd expected to gather on Sunday for club's Remembrance Service at Haymarket.

The club will hold its annual Remembrance Service at the Hearts War Memorial at Haymarket on Sunday.

Conducted by Club Chaplain Andy Prime, the service will be attended by the entire first-team squad, coaching staff and members of the Board.

Captain Danny Wilson will recite a special passage in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

With this year marking the centenary of the raising of the now legendary McCrae’s Battalion, a larger than normal crowd is expected to attend. Following discussions with Police Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council, a road closure and safety plan has been agreed to allow the maximum number of people to participate in the historic occasion.

The Haymarket War Memorial island will be restricted to invited guests only as trams now run only feet away. Morrison Street will be completely closed to traffic from Torphichen Place to the junctions with West Maitland Street and Dalry Road, thereby allowing all other attendees to congregate and view in safety.

A sound system will be installed to allow everyone to hear the service in full.

The road closure will be in effect from 9.30am until 12.30pm, with the ceremony scheduled to begin at 10.40am, finishing around 11.10am.

Any supporters’ club or organisation planning to lay a wreath on the day should contact the club by e-mailing deniseoldham@homplc.co.uk.