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Police warning ahead of Sunday’s derby clash

October 25, 2014 by


Police in Edinburgh are reminding fans that a policing operation will be in place at this weekend’s derby match to identify anyone in possession of alcohol, fireworks or flares. Over 14,000 spectators are expected at Easter Road Stadium tomorrow for the game, which kicks off at 12.15pm. Antisocial drinking in the surrounding streets will not […]

Fans First! Greens set out plans for fan-owned football

August 30, 2014 by


Hearts were on the brink, there’s deep disquiet about investment at Hibs and the mighty Rangers are in trouble once again. All is far from well in the world of football finance, so can the Scottish Greens score with Fans First? The Green MSPs have confirmed long-standing plans to bring changes to land reform legislation […]

City rivals kick off STV Appeal’s Street Soccer initiative

June 27, 2014 by


Street Soccer FC has launched in four of Scotland’s most socially deprived areas with a grant of over £238,000 from the STV Appeal. Former Hearts hero Allan Preston and Hibs legend Paul Kane met up in Edinburgh to officially launch the initiative which will provide free community football programmes to children and young people from […]

Crackdown on fireworks in derby build-up

April 27, 2014 by


Police have warned fans not to try to smuggle fireworks into the stadium ahead of today’s  Edinburgh derby at Easter Road. Fans will be searched and cordons and a specially trained dog will be used to help identify anybody carrying illegal items into the stadium. Police say “robust action” will be taken against anybody caught with […]

Pilton gala queen’s now Queen of Hearts!

February 15, 2014 by


Local businesswoman Ann Budge hit the headlines this week when it was announced that she would give financial support to Hearts fans in their fight to save the club. It’s not the first time Ann’s come to the aid of a struggling organisation – back in 2010 Ann, who was born and brought up in […]

Police issue fireworks warning ahead of derby clash

October 29, 2013 by


Police Scotland will be carrying out an operation at tomorrow’s League Cup Quarter Final between Hibs and Hearts, searching for anyone in possession of fireworks or flares. Officers will be carrying out searches outside Easter Road stadium, and a specialist search dog, capable of detecting flares, will also be used to identify anyone trying to smuggle […]

Police issue Derby Day flare warning

August 10, 2013 by


Police are warning that robust action will be taken against anyone using flares during the first Edinburgh derby of the season, which takes place at Tynecastle stadium tomorrow (Sunday 11 August). During the last derby, which was held at Tynecastle in May, flares were thrown in the stadium, leading to a number of arrests. One person was […]