Excitement continues to build ahead of Hearts’ William Hill Scottish Cup Final showdown against Celtic.
Robbie Neilson’s Jambos meet the Glasgow side at Hampden on Sunday, in a repeat of the 2018/19 final.
Though it will hopefully be a day to remember for those of a maroon persuasion, the showpiece event will differ entirely from previous finals in that no supporters will be present at the national stadium due to restrictions put in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The match will be screened live on BBC Scotland, Premier Sports and Hearts TV International, giving Hearts fans the chance to cheer on the boys in maroon no matter where in the world they are.
We encourage supporters to get in touch via the club’s social media channels to share photos and videos of how they’re gearing up for their big day from home – we’ll share them across our channels in the build up to kick-off.
Crucially, viewing the game via these broadcasting platforms allows fans to watch all of the action in a safe environment at home. Please follow the most up to date Scottish Government guidelines in relation to the tier system and household gatherings. These can be found by clicking here.
In years gone by, victorious cup finals have spawned momentous celebrations. Should the Jambos win at Hampden on Sunday then, as with most things this year, it will be different. The club continues to robustly follow Scottish Government guidelines and Scottish FA/SPFL Joint Response Group protocols. In the event of a Hearts win we will be unable to have the traditional post-game celebrations, the team will not be travelling back to Tynecastle Park and there we will be no victory parade in the foreseeable future.
It is vitally important that our fans continue to follow Scottish Government guidelines with regards to social gatherings, for their safety and for those around them. On the advice of Police Scotland and supported by the Club please do not travel to Hampden Park and please, no matter the final score, do not gather at Tynecastle Park.
We will bring you all the latest Scottish Cup Final build up, match updates and post-match reaction across all our social media channels. If the Jam Tarts win the Scottish Cup for a ninth time then it will absolutely be cause for the Hearts family to celebrate. Please be assured that we will! At the very earliest opportunity and when it is safe for us all to come together, we will ensure we celebrate in style. Meanwhile, stay safe.