Police in Edinburgh are requesting fans attending this week’s Hearts FC Vs Rangers FC match do so in a responsible manner.
The teams kick off their Premiership tie at 7:45pm on Wednesday, November 30th, with the match at Tynecastle expected to be a sell-out.
To ensure the safety of all those in attendance, police will have a high visibility presence in and around the ground and will assist stewarding staff to conduct searches of those entering the stadium.
Fans travelling from outside Edinburgh are reminded that officers will be enforcing the city’s drinking by-laws and so antisocial street drinking or consumption of alcohol in the street will not be permitted.
Chief Inspector Mark Rennie, Local Area Commander for Edinburgh City Centre, said: “This will be the first time that Rangers have visited Tynecastle since their promotion to the Scottish Premiership last season and we anticipate a significant support for both teams.
“Those travelling from outside Edinburgh are advised to leave in plenty of time to avoid traffic congestion in the west of the city.
“Ensuring the safety of all those who will attend the match is our priority and it’s essential that supporters act in a responsible manner that does not put themselves or others at risk.
“As such flares, alcohol and items which could cause harm if thrown are strictly forbidden from being brought inside the ground and if you are found in possession of any of these items you will not get to see the match and are likely to face arrest and prosecution.
“This is one of the most exciting fixtures of the Scottish football calander and we want both sets of fans to enjoy the game in the proper spirit.”