Celtic provide important info for supporters ahead of Hibernian clash

By Euan Davidson

October 27, 2021

The Celtic SLO has issued some important news for travelling Hoops fans ahead of the match against Hibernian.

With traffic in the central belt under pressure from the COP26 event in Glasgow, and Covid-19 precautions in place, there’s plenty for travelling fans to know.

The SLO, on Twitter, gave a list of considerations for Celtic fans heading Eastward for tonight’s Scottish Premiership clash.

There are extensive roadworks in the capital city. The North Bridge is being repaired [Lothian Buses], while there’s been significant congestion coming off the M8 [Traffic Scotland]. Therefore, supporters are being advised to leave for Edinburgh with plenty of time to spare.

Celtic fans will be required to show proof of vaccination, catering at the game will be cashless, and perhaps most importantly, there’ll be a minute’s silence in the memory of Walter Smith, who passed this week.

It’s a lot to remember. Handily, the SLO has provided a full list on his Twitter page ahead of tonight’s meeting with Hibs.

A historically tricky tie, Celtic have the advantage of good form. Hibs have struggled in recent weeks, but the Bhoys have beaten Aberdeen, Motherwell, Ferencvaros and St Johnstone in their last four games. In that time, we’ve conceded a single goal.

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A combination of factors makes tonight a tough one for Celtic supporters against Hibernian

What should be an hour or so on the bus might end up being a lot longer. That’s something Celtic’s travelling support will need to be aware of, especially getting back.

Celtic, though, need their travelling support. Tonight could be a particularly tricky match. It’s been a good 7 years since the Bhoys bested the Hibees in the league at Easter Road – albeit, that time includes when Hibs were in the Championship.

It’s not as if Hibs have made it purposefully hard to get through to Edinburgh, though. Glasgow may be hosting COP26, but delegates and protestors alike are using the capital as their base for the event.

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You add in badly-timed roadworks, and it’s a bit of a nightmare. It’ll be interesting, or indeed, infuriating, to map out getting to Celtic games over the next few weeks.

Nonetheless, now travelling supporters have the score from the Celtic SLO.

Should be a good one!

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