Heart of Midlothian is the largest fan-owned club in the UK and plays in the Scottish Premiership. Based in Gorgie in Edinburgh, Scotland, Hearts is the largest and most successful club from the capital.

Formed in 1874, the club’s name is derived from Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Heart of Midlothian and the badge is based on the mosaic of the same name situated on the Royal Mile. The club’s first game took place at the East Meadows but Hearts have played at Tynecastle Park since 1886. The team train at Oriam, Scotland’s national performance centre for sport.

Nicknamed the Jambos, Hearts traditionally play in maroon. The club enjoyed success in its early years, winning back-to-back league titles in 1895 and 1896 and claiming the Scottish Cup on four occasions between 1891 and 1906. Hearts comfortably led the First Division in the 1914/15 campaign before the outbreak of the First World War, prompting 16 Hearts players to voluntarily enlist for McCrae’s battalion. Seven lost their lives in the conflict.

The club enjoyed its most successful period from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s under the management of Tommy Walker, winning two league titles, one Scottish Cup and four Scottish League Cups. Hearts is recognised as the fourth-most successful club in the history of the Scottish Cup, claiming the famous trophy on eight separate occasions.

When former owner Vladimir Romanov’s controversial reign came to an end in the summer of 2013, Hearts was in severe financial distress and facing the prospect of liquidation. Supporters rallied by forming the Foundation of Hearts and the group, led by Ann Budge, bought a majority shareholding of the club in May 2014. As of July 2024, the Foundation has raised over £17million for the club and is comprised of more than 8,000 members, making Hearts the largest fan-owned club in the UK.

Here is the all the latest Hearts news, fixtures and everything you need to know about the Jambos. 

The latest Hearts news

Hearts Standard covers all the latest news for everything Heart of Midlothian. We report on all the breaking stories coming out of Tynecastle Park and attend every press conference and match, providing our audience with regular updates from the players and coaching staff.

Regular livestreams on the Hearts Standard YouTube channel keep supporters informed of all the latest goings-on, and there is a wide variety of written content available on our app.

From exclusive long-form interviews with Hearts legends past and present to in-depth tactical analysis of every single match – as well as StatsBomb data-led analysis, in-depth features and informed opinion pieces – Hearts Standard provides a level of coverage that fans cannot get elsewhere. Whether it’s the men’s team, the women’s side, the B team, the Foundation of Hearts or Big Hearts, we’ve got you covered.

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Hearts fixtures

Hearts fly out to Tenerife for pre-season training in July and have a number of friendlies arranged between then and the start of the 2024/25 Scottish Premiership.

The fixture list for the league season has been released, with Hearts kicking off the campaign at home to Rangers on Saturday 3 August. Pre-season friendlies against Leyton Orient, Tottenham Hotspur and Fleetwood Town have been arranged.

Hearts pre-season friendlies

  • Hearts v Leyton Orient (Saturday 13 July, kick-off 3pm), Tynecastle Park
  • Hearts v Tottenham Hotspur (Wednesday 17 July, kick-off 7pm), Tynecastle Park
  • Fleetwood Town v Hearts (Saturday 27 July, kick-off 3pm), Highbury Stadium

Hearts top goal scorer

Lawrence Shankland finished as Hearts’ top scorer in the 2023/24 season, providing 31 goals in 47 appearances - in turn making him the top scorer  Kenneth Vargas was the team’s second top scorer with nine goals, while Jorge Grant and Yutaro Oda were tied for third place on five goals apiece.

Who is the Hearts manager?

Steven Naismith is the current head coach of Hearts. The former Scotland internationalist initially succeeded Robbie Neilson on an interim basis in 2023 before the position was made permanent later that year.

Naismith managed Hearts B in the Lowland League before taking charge of the first team and the 37-year-old enjoyed a distinguished playing career, representing Kilmarnock, Rangers, Everton, Norwich City and Hearts. In his first full season in charge at Hearts, Naismith led the club to the semi-finals of both domestic cup competitions and a third-place finish in the Scottish Premiership.

Who are the Hearts coaches?

Steven Naismith is the head coach of Hearts and Frankie McAvoy is his assistant. Gordon Forrest is a first-team coach, while Paul Gallacher serves as goalkeeping coach.

Hearts players

Here is a full list of Hearts players for the 2024/25 season, organised by position and number. The list is accurate as of 2 July 2024.


Craig Gordon 1
Ryan Fulton 12
Zander Clark 28


Frankie Kent 2
Stephen Kingsley 3
Craig Halkett 4
Daniel Oyegoke 5
Nathaniel Atkinson 13
Kye Rowles 15
Alex Cochrane 19
Toby Sibbick 21
Lewis Neilson 23


Beni Baningime 6
Jorge Grant 7
Calem Nieuwenhof 8
Cammy Devlin 14
Blair Spittal 16
Yan Dhanda 20
Aidan Denholm 22
Finlay Pollock 24
Macaulay Tait 25


Lawrence Shankland 9
Liam Boyce 10
Yutaro Oda 11
Alan Forrest 17
Barrie McKay 18
Kyosuke Tagawa 30
Musa Drammeh 37
Kenneth Vargas 77

Hearts stadium

Hearts plays its home matches at Tynecastle Park, situated in the Gorgie area of Edinburgh, Scotland. First opened in 1886, Tynecastle was redeveloped many times during the 20th century before being converted to an all-seater stadium in 1990.

The Main Stand, financed by contributions from the Foundation of Hearts, was rebuilt and reopened in November 2019. Tynecastle Park now has a capacity of 19,852, making it the sixth-largest football stadium in Scotland.

Hearts honours

Hearts have won the Scottish Premiership (and its predecessors) on four occasions, most recently in 1960. The club has lifted the Scottish Cup eight times, last winning it in 2012, and the Scottish League Cup four times, last succeeding in 1962. Hearts have also won the Scottish Championship (and its predecessors) on three occasions, most recently in 2021.

Hearts tickets

Tickets information for matches involving Hearts, Hearts Women and Hearts B can be found on Hearts’ official club site