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.
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.
“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.
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.”