Hibs Fans Celebrate Cup Win After 114 Years

23 May 2016, 08:18

Thousands of jubilant Hibernian fans cheered players as they held aloft the Scottish Cup on a parade through Edinburgh following their historic win at Hampden Park.

Scarf-wearing supporters turned out to thank Hibs and welcome the trophy to the city more than a century after the club last took it home in 1902.

The parade follows the team's 3-2 victory against Rangers on Saturday - a win marred by a pitch invasion and fan disorder which has been condemned by the Scottish Football Association (SFA).

A police investigation is under way to find those responsible for violent and destructive behaviour on the pitch after the final whistle.

On Edinburgh's High Street on Sunday, curious tourists joined hoards of fans taking photographs and filming the Easter Road side as they made their way down the street on an open-top bus.

The parade culminating at Leith Links followed a reception held by the Lord Provost at the City Chambers. 

Donald Wilson said: "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.''

Mother and daughter Natalie Boyd and Christine McGee from Colinton were among the fans who turned out to see the team.

Ms Boyd, 28, said: "We're absolutely delighted. We go through to Hampden all the time but we were not expecting that yesterday - what a day it was.

"It's an even better day today - it was incredible seeing the team there on the top of the bus.

"They totally deserve it, they have given their all, all season. It's absolutely perfect.''