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Hearts Football Club

As the first club to grace the Scottish capital back in 1875, and one of the oldest in Scotland, Heart of Midlothian have had their fair share of highs and heartbreak.

While their rollercoaster past is easy to track, the origin of their name proves a little more elusive. The popular story is that the name 'Heart of Midlothian' originates from a mosaic heart denoting the centre of Midlothian found on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. However another common theory is that the club was named after a novel by Sir Walter Scott. Either way it hasn’t hampered the popularity of the club since its beginnings more than 100 years ago.

When Hearts play the crowds flock to 18,000 capacity Tynecastle Stadium [map] to watch their team play, resplendent in their maroon and white kit.

At present they make up one of Scotland’s 12 top flight football teams and in the past couple of years have managed to hold their own in a league which contains two such dominant teams, being one of the Premiership’s top five clubs for several years.

From the start Hearts established themselves as the top club in Edinburgh winning the first Edinburgh derby 3-1 in 1875.

Since then the title of ‘Edinburgh’s top football club’ cannot really bestowed as both teams have had their disappointments with Hearts having nearly 50 years of decline ending in 1956. But their trophy cabinet has seen its fair share of silverware with Hearts winning four Scottish championships, six Scottish Cups and four Scottish League Cups.

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