The Cabbage and Ribs versus the Jam Tarts. It’s the Salt and Sauce Final

I suppose you could call it a mouthwatering prospect…

In case you’re just back from outer space, Hearts take on Hibs in tomorrow’s Scottish Cup Final, and it seems the whole city’s been caught up in the excitement (some more than others it has to be said).

The teams have met once before in the final, on 14 March 1896 at Logie Green in Edinburgh. Hearts ran out 3-1 winners, one of seven triumphs in the tournament. Hibs have only won twice, the last time being in 1902. Is this destined to be their year though?

Here’s an artist’s impression of the 1896 game from the Edinburgh Evening Dispatch, part of our Edinburgh and Scottish Collection. The library is also home to a vast treasury of programmes, fanzines and books devoted to both clubs. Here’s a sample, all available for loan from your local library.

May the best team win, and no matter who does, Monday’s going to be interesting.

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