Early start for Hibs fans as Scottish Cup tickets go on sale

HIBS fan David Haggarty was first in the queue when tickets for the Cup Final went on sale at Easter Road today.

Monday, 16th May 2016, 11:57 am
Updated Monday, 16th May 2016, 1:02 pm
Happy camper ... David Haggarty from Dalkeith was  at the stadium at 5.30am. Picture: Julie Bull
Happy camper ... David Haggarty from Dalkeith was at the stadium at 5.30am. Picture: Julie Bull

He arrived at 5.30am equipped with his sleeping bag and deck chair to wait for the doors to open at 10am.

And he passed the time watching old episodes of Still Game on his phone.

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Registered Hibs supporters queue for Scottish Cup final tickets at Easter Road. Picture: Julie Bull

“It was quite cold,” he said. “An early morning chill - the things you have to do to follow hibs! But I’ve got the tickets, so I got what I wanted.”

Mr Haggarty, 51, from Dalkeith, said his dad had first taken him to a game at Easter Road when he was about five.

He had a season ticket for 26 years, but can’t always get to matches now because his job as a shunter on the railways means a lot of weekend working.

Registered Hibs supporters pass the time while queuing for Scottish Cup final tickets. Picture: Julie Bull

He has booked a long weekend to make sure he gets to the Cup Final.

He’ll be taking wife Carrie, daughter Lori, 21, and son Jabe, 10, with him.

“We lost the League Cup final and lost to Falkirk in the play-offs, so hopefully it will be third time lucky,” he said. “But I’m not counting my chickens.”

Registered Hibs supporters queue for Scottish Cup final tickets at Easter Road. Picture: Julie Bull
Registered Hibs supporters pass the time while queuing for Scottish Cup final tickets. Picture: Julie Bull