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Away up in Gorgie

Hearts are Edinburgh’s oldest and most successful professional football club. Founded in 1874, they are the only club outside the Old Firm to have completed a League and League Cup double in 1959/60, but are without a top-flight title since. Their most recent silverware came when they won the Scottish Championship by twelve points to […]

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Hibernian 0-3 Rangers: Ten-man Hibs put to the sword by dominant Rangers

A lacklustre Hibernian side conceded three and had a man sent off as they were decisively beaten by title-chasing Rangers. Early goals from Ryan Kent and Joe Aribo put the away side in control at Easter Road, before Jermain Defoe’s second half strike made it safe. A bad evening for the home team became even […]

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Hibs quickly recruit Ross while Hearts remain managerless

In a city divided between two football clubs, it is inevitable that they often seem to be two sides of the same coin. Edinburgh has taken this to new heights in the past fortnight, with its clubs sacking their managers within four days of each other, having endured almost identically underwhelming starts to the season. […]

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Hibernian 2-2 Livingston: Pressure mounts on Heckingbottom despite late Boyle equaliser

A stoppage time equaliser from Martin Boyle on his return from injury rescued a point for Hibernian in the dying moments, as they fought back from two goals down at home to Livingston. Hibs haven’t won since the opening day of the season, and with the pressure mounting on struggling manager Paul Heckingbottom, boos rang around […]

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Hibernian 2-2 Ross County: Hibs concede last-gasp equaliser as winless run continues

With the pressure on Paul Heckingbottom after eight league matches on the bounce without a victory, it felt like a must-win game for Hibs against Ross County. The match had a sprightly start when, in the fourth minute, Swedish midfielder Melker Hallberg hit the crossbar with a free kick after Flo Kamberi was fouled just […]

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Hibs 1-1 Celtic: Heckingbottom’s Hibs hold the champions in tasty affair

Celtic stuttered as their perfect start to the Scottish Premiership season came to an end against a stubborn Hibernian. In a game oozing with controversy rather than quality, it was Heckingbottom’s eleven that stood strongest with a defensive display that deserves immense credit. Hibs, still in the midst of a slow start to the campaign, […]

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Hibs 1-2 Hearts: Hearts come from behind to win crucial Edinburgh derby

In a game which they had to win, for guaranteeing tribal pride as much as gaining three key points, Hibernian fell short. Short in effort, short in quality – save for Stevie Mallan’s fantastic opener – and woefully short in ideas. They lost to a Hearts side which had also been under close scrutiny before […]

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Exploring Edinburgh’s Libraries: The Scottish Poetry Library

The Scottish Poetry Library (SPL) truly is one of Edinburgh’s hidden treasures. Even after a short visit to the SPL you will leave knowing that this is a place for everyone “to be inspired in, create in, and study in,” in the words of one of the SPL’s librarians. Established in 1999 and refurbished in […]