The victory parade routes for the winners of the Scottish Cup Final have been revealed ahead of the historic game.
Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian Football Clubs will go head-to-head in the first all-Edinburgh final since 1896 at Hampden Stadium on Saturday, May 19.
The winning team will parade the cup along their chosen route from the City Chambers to their home ground in a specially-decorated open-top bus the following day.
If Hearts win the final they will make their way from the celebratory reception to Tynecastle via Johnston Terrace, Morrison Street, Dalry Road and Gorgie Road.
Hibs would take the cup from the City Chambers to Easter Road Stadium via North Bridge, Leith Street, London Road and Easter Road if they were to win.
Both teams submitted their chosen routes in advance of the game at Hampden to allow for the council to allow for preparations to be made.
In order for the parade to take place traffic management and road closures will be put in place to ensure the safety of spectators expected to line the streets, while extra resources such as additional police, stewards and first-aiders.
Sue Bruce, chief executive of the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “We are ready and looking forward to this historic event, which will be a wonderful day for Edinburgh. Regardless of who takes the cup home, it will be a fantastic day of celebration and I’m sure there will be a great atmosphere throughout the city.
“We are asking people to plan ahead and to behave responsibly both on match day and during the celebrations that follow. This will help to ensure that the weekend passes smoothly and safely so that it can be enjoyed by all.”
Chief Superintendent Gill Imery, Divisional Commander for the City of Edinburgh, added: “Lothian and Borders Police and the City of Edinburgh Council have worked closely with Hearts and Hibs to ensure the celebratory parade will pass through various areas of the city and provide fans with an optimal view.
“The parade routes for both teams were proposed by the clubs and agreed by a multi agency team who will address any issues that may arise during the planning stage.
“With a large turnout expected for the winning team, motorists are advised to plan journeys in advance and take heed of any road closures in operation during the parade.
“Details of these can be found on the City of Edinburgh Council website.”
Tickets to the stadium event at either Easter Road or Tynecastle will be available, free of charge, at the turnstiles of the winning club from 1pm, with anyone wishing to attend requested to arrive at the stadium by 2.15pm.
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