Hearts unveil statue to ‘bravest team’ in club’s history

Hearts' chief operating officer Scot Gardiner, director of football Craig Levein, Gordon Angus, chairman of the 1914 Trust committee and club legend John Robertson attended the unveiling of the statue at Tynecastle. Pic: Ian Georgeson
Hearts' chief operating officer Scot Gardiner, director of football Craig Levein, Gordon Angus, chairman of the 1914 Trust committee and club legend John Robertson attended the unveiling of the statue at Tynecastle. Pic: Ian Georgeson
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Hearts this morning unveiled a stunning statue dedicated to the team that will be forever remembered as the bravest in their history.

The 1914 Memorial Trust Bronze, funded by supporters, commemorates the Hearts players who, at a time when they led the Scottish League, made the ultimate sacrifice by volunteering to join McCrae’s Battalion and fight at the Somme during World War One.

A short ceremony, attended by club representatives and members of the 1914 Trust committee, took place at Tynecastle to present the statue, which will stand guard over the Memorial Garden situated between the Roseburn Stand and the Wheatfield Stand.

Club legend John Robertson, who will travel to Contalmaison this week for the McCrae’s Battallion Centenary Pilgrimage, read out a speech, while director of football Craig Levein did the honours of unveiling the magnificent statue.