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Hearts reveal plan to march through the streets of Edinburgh to celebrate the club’s 150th anniversary

Hearts reveal plan to march through the streets of Edinburgh to celebrate the club’s 150th anniversary

HEARTS has sent an invitation to all fans and their families to march through the streets of Edinburgh to mark the club’s 150th anniversary.

The ‘Maroon Mile Procession’ was organised as part of the club’s celebrations.

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It will end at Tynecastle ParkCredit: Willie Vass

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They will walk through the streets of the capitalCredit: Alamy

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The procession starts at the War MemorialCredit: Ian Georgeson

It will start at Haymarket War Memorial and conclude at Tynecastle Park.

Billed as a “must-see event for Hearts fans of all ages”, the event will feature 150 bagpipe players and drummers, as well as Leyton Orient’s O’s Bugle Band, who will also be taking part in the celebrations.

They said in a statement: “Heart of Midlothian is delighted to announce our historic Haymarket procession Memorial to Tynecastle Park!

“As we continue to celebrate the club’s 150th anniversary, this spectacular parade ahead of the pre-season friendly between Hearts and Leyton Orient, is an unmissable event for Hearts fans of all ages.

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150 bagpipe and drum players will lead fans of both teams in a march down the “Maroon Mile.”

“In addition to the bagpipe and drum groups, Leyton Orient’s ‘O’s Bugle Band’ will also be playing along the route.

“Drummer Mike Lindsay will lead the bands past the Club Memorial in Haymarket, stopping to salute the Monument. Club officials and dignitaries will enter behind the bandsfollowed by supporters.

An impressive selection of bands will be performing at the Plaza, including the Tynecastle High Pipe Band with their special rendition of ‘Hearts Song’.

The statement added: “Fans can expect a feast of soccer on the pitch as we reveal the incredible array of new Hearts players who are making their home debut!

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“Join us for this memorable day of teamwork pridecommemorative memoryit is clear, SOCCER!

“Supporters are asked to gather on Morrison Street from 12.45pm for the start of the procession.”

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