Hibs Scottish Cup victory parade route on Sunday

Paul Hanlon (left) and David Gray with the trophy at Easter Road on Sunday evening. Picture: SNS

Paul Hanlon (left) and David Gray with the trophy at Easter Road on Sunday evening. Picture: SNS

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HIBS will parade the Scottish Cup through Leith on Sunday.

Lord Provost Donald Wilson will first host a celebratory reception at the Lothian Chambers.

This event will be followed by a public victory parade, which will see team members board an open-top bus at 3.30pm and travel from the High Street to Leith, culminating at Leith Links.

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The route of the parade is: Lawnmarket – High Street – North Bridge – Princes St – Leith St – Picardy Place – Leith Walk – Constitution Street – Queen Charlotte St – John’s Place – Duncan Place – Leith Links

Liam Henderson with the trophy. Picture: SNS

Liam Henderson with the trophy. Picture: SNS

Event details will be available from the Hibernian FC website at www.hibernianfc.co.uk.

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Lord Provost Donald Wilson said: “What a historic victory for Hibernian Football Club.

“Many congratulations to Hibs for bringing the Scottish Cup home. No matter what colour scarf you wear or where you live, I’m sure all football fans in the city will recognise this is a time for celebration. I think it’s fair to say the weather forecast is for sunshine on Leith this Sunday.”

Plans for the parade were discussed and have been jointly approved by the Council, Police Scotland, emergency services, Hibernian Football Club and Lothian Buses. It is anticipated that there will be a degree of disruption to traffic while the event is ongoing, however every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum