East of Scotland Shield
|No. of teams||Varied (currently 2)|
|Heart of Midlothian|
The East of Scotland Shield is a Scottish football trophy awarded by the East of Scotland Football Association. The only older cup competition in Scottish football is the Scottish Cup. The tournament is the third-oldest in world football still competed for annually, after the FA Cup and the Scottish Cup. The next oldest tournament in world football is the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup; the next oldest tournament in Scottish football is the Renfrewshire Cup.
The competition was initially known as the Edinburgh F.A. Cup. Hibernian won the Cup outright by winning it in three successive years from 1879 to 1881, which meant that it was renamed the East of Scotland Shield. It played a significant part in establishing Hibernian ("Hibs") and Heart of Midlothian ("Hearts") as the predominant football clubs in Edinburgh, as the 1878 Edinburgh Cup went to four replays and built interest in the two newly formed clubs.
The competition was a knockout tournament for football clubs based in Edinburgh and the surrounding area. Besides Hearts and Hibs, these clubs included Alloa Athletic, Armadale, Bathgate, Berwick Rangers, Bo'ness, Bonnyrigg Rose, Cowdenbeath, Edinburgh University, Leith Athletic, Lochgelly United, Meadowbank Thistle and St Bernard's.
Hearts and Hibs, traditionally the strongest clubs in the area, contested most of the finals. Declining attendances meant that the competition was no longer contested after 1989–90 as an adult-level cup. It continued as a youth tournament and was revived in 2004 as an annual one-off match between Hearts and Hibs youth teams, acting as a fundraiser for the East of Scotland Football Association.
The following list is incomplete.
|1875–76||Third Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers||6–0||Thistle||Third Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers win the first 'Edinburgh Cup'|
|1876–77||Thistle||w/o||Third Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers||Thistle won the Cup after Third Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers failed to show up.|
|1877–78||Heart of Midlothian||3–2||Hibernian||After 4th replay|
|1878–79||Hibernian||2–0||Heart of Midlothian||After replay|
|1879–80||Hibernian||5–0||Dunfermline||Match was replayed after Dunfermline protested the result of the first game (6–3 to Hibernian).|
|1880–81||Hibernian||1–0||St Bernard's||After replay; Hibernian won the Cup outright and the competition was renamed.|
|1882–83||Edinburgh University||w/o||Hibernian||The final was scratched and University were awarded the Shield after Hibernian could not raise a team for the appointed date due to player illness.|
|1886–87||Hibernian||3–0||Heart of Midlothian||Hibernian won the Edinburgh and Scottish Cup double.|
|1888–89||Heart of Midlothian||5–2||Leith Athletic|
|1889–90||Heart of Midlothian||2–0||Leith Athletic|
|1890–91||Heart of Midlothian||3–0||Armadale|
|1891–92||Heart of Midlothian||2–0||St Bernard's|
|1892–93||Heart of Midlothian||3–1||St Bernard's|
|1893–94||Heart of Midlothian||4–2||Leith Athletic||The 1st round result between Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian was disputed.|
|1897–98||Heart of Midlothian||2–0||Leith Athletic||After replay|
|1898–99||Heart of Midlothian||1–0||Hibernian|
|1899–00||Hibernian||3–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1900–01||Leith Athletic||3–2||Heart of Midlothian|
|1901–02||Heart of Midlothian||2–1||Hibernian|
|1903–04||Heart of Midlothian||7–2||St Bernard's|
|1904–05||Hibernian||1–0||Heart of Midlothian||After 2nd replay|
|1905–06||Heart of Midlothian||2–1||Hibernian||After replay; Hibernian had beaten Heart of Midlothian at the first attempt but the match was declared null and void because Hibernian fielded an ineligible player.|
|1906–07||Heart of Midlothian||1–0||Leith Athletic|
|1908–09||Hibernian||1–0||Heart of Midlothian||After replay|
|1909–10||Heart of Midlothian||1–1||St Bernard's||Heart of Midlothian won 11–2 on corner kicks.|
|1910–11||Hibernian||3–0||Leith Athletic||After replay|
|1913–14||Heart of Midlothian||1–0||Hibernian|
|1914–15||Heart of Midlothian||1–0||Hibernian|
|1915–17||No competition due to World War I.|
|1917–18||Hibernian||5 – 1 agg||Heart of Midlothian||Competition played over two matches between Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian. Hibernian won 4–0 at Easter Road and the match at Tynecastle was drawn 1–1.|
|1918–19||Heart of Midlothian||3 – 1 agg||Hibernian||Competition played over two matches between Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian. Heart of Midlothian won the first game 2–1 at Tynecastle and the second game 1–0, also at Tynecastle.|
|1919–20||Heart of Midlothian||3–1||Hibernian||After replay|
|1920–21||Heart of Midlothian||3–0||St Bernard's|
|1922–23||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian||After replay|
|1923–24||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian||After replay|
|1925–26||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian|
|1926–27||Heart of Midlothian||5–1||Hibernian|
|1927–28||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian||After replay|
|1928–29||Hibernian||3–2||Heart of Midlothian|
|1929–30||Heart of Midlothian||1–1||Hibernian||After replay. Heart of Midlothian won 9–5 on corner kicks.|
|1930–31||Heart of Midlothian||5–4||Hibernian|
|1931–32||Heart of Midlothian||5–1||St Bernard's|
|1932–33||Heart of Midlothian||4–0||Hibernian|
|1933–34||Heart of Midlothian||4–0||Hibernian|
|1934–35||Hibernian||4–2||Heart of Midlothian|
|1935–36||Heart of Midlothian||3–1||St Bernard's||After replay|
|1936–37||Heart of Midlothian||6–2||Hibernian|
|1937–38||Hibernian||4–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1938–39||Hibernian||3–1||Heart of Midlothian|
|1939–40||Heart of Midlothian||3–2||Hibernian|
|1940–41||No competition held because Heart of Midlothian withdrew.|
|1941–42||Heart of Midlothian||3–2||Hibernian|
|1942–43||Hibernian||3–2||Heart of Midlothian||After replay|
|1943–44||Heart of Midlothian||2–1||Hibernian|
|1944–45||Hibernian||3–1||Heart of Midlothian|
|1945–46||Heart of Midlothian||3–2||Hibernian|
|1946–47||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian|
|1947–48||Hibernian||3–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1948–49||Heart of Midlothian||6–0||Edinburgh City|
|1949–50||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian|
|1951–52||Hibernian||3–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1952–53||Hibernian||4–2||Heart of Midlothian|
|1953–54||Heart of Midlothian||1–0||Hibernian|
|1954–55||Heart of Midlothian||4–3||Hibernian|
|1955–56||Heart of Midlothian||2–1||Hibernian|
|1956–57||Heart of Midlothian||1–2||Hibernian|
|1957–58||Heart of Midlothian||3–0||Hibernian|
|1958–59||Hibernian||2–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1959–60||Hibernian||3–2||Heart of Midlothian|
|1960–61||Hibernian||4–2||Heart of Midlothian|
|1961–62||Heart of Midlothian||3–1||Hibernian|
|1962–63||Hibernian||2–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1963–64||Heart of Midlothian||3–0||Hibernian|
|1964–65||Heart of Midlothian||3–1||Hibernian|
|1965–66||Heart of Midlothian||4–2||Hibernian|
|1966–67||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian|
|1967–68||Hibernian||1–0||Heart of Midlothian||After replay|
|1968–69||Heart of Midlothian||2–1||Hibernian|
|1969–70||Heart of Midlothian||3–2||Hibernian|
|1970–71||Hibernian||1–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1971–72||Edition||left||Uncompleted||Final not played.|
|1972–73||No competition held.|
|1973–74||Heart of Midlothian||3–0||Berwick Rangers||Hibernian did not enter.|
|1974–75||Heart of Midlothian||2–1||Hibernian|
|1975–76||Heart of Midlothian||8–0||Meadowbank Thistle||Hibernian did not enter.|
|1976–77||Hibernian||1–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1978–79||No competition held.|
|1979–80||Hibernian||2–2||Heart of Midlothian||Hibernian won on penalties.|
|1980–81||Berwick Rangers||? – ?||?|
|1981–82||Heart of Midlothian||5–0||Meadowbank Thistle||Played at Tynecastle on 20 January 1982. Meadowbank beat Berwick on penalties in the semi-final after a 1-1 draw.|
|1982–83||Hibernian||2–2||Berwick Rangers||Hibernian won on penalties.|
|1983–84||Berwick Rangers||2–1||Meadowbank Thistle||Final played at Shielfield Park on 15 May 1984. Meadowbank beat Hibernian on penalties in the semi-final.|
|1984–85||No competition held.|
|1985–86||Heart of Midlothian||2–1||Hibernian|
|1986–87||Hibernian||2–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1987–88||Heart of Midlothian||5–1||Hibernian|
|1988–89||Heart of Midlothian||3–3||Hibernian||Heart of Midlothian won 4–3 on penalties|
|1989–90||Heart of Midlothian||0–0||Hibernian||Heart of Midlothian won on penalties|
|1990–2000||?||?||?||Played intermittently between Hibs and Hearts at youth or schoolboy level: results of matches unknown.|
|2003–04||Hibernian||3–1||Heart of Midlothian||First year of revived competition, now played as a one-off match between de facto youth teams of Hibs and Hearts. Annually, the clubs reach an informal gentlemen's agreement regarding the specific age conditions for the fixture.|
|2004–05||Hibernian||3–1||Heart of Midlothian|||
|2005–06||Hibernian||4–2||Heart of Midlothian|||
|2006–07||Hibernian||3–2||Heart of Midlothian|| The match was held-over due to scheduling issues, and ultimately played toward the end of the 2007–08 season.|
|2007–08||No competition. After being again held-over (as with playing the 2006–07 edition during 2007–08), the Shield was put back on schedule by declaring the 2007–08 edition unplayed – and holding the 2008–09 edition in its correct season.|
|2008–09||Hibernian||1–1||Heart of Midlothian||Hibernian won on penalties|
|2009–10||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian||Match played between under-17 age group teams.|
|2010–11||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian|||
|2011–12||Hibernian||2–2||Heart of Midlothian||Hibernian won 5–4 on penalties|
|2012–13||Hibernian||3–0||Heart of Midlothian|||
|2013–14||Hibernian||2–0||Heart of Midlothian|||
|2014–15||Heart of Midlothian||3–1||Hibernian||Played in October 2015.|
|2015–16||Hibernian||1–2||Heart of Midlothian|||
- Reports: Hibernian U19 3 Hearts U19 2[permanent dead link], Hibernian FC
- Mackay, John. (1990). Hibernian: The Complete Story, Edinburgh: Sportsprint Publishing. ISBN 0-85976-321-8
- 1874–1884 Archived 25 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine., Heart of Midlothian FC
- The First Great Edinburgh Derby – The Five Games for 1878 EFA Cup www.londonhearts.com
- Note this is a different club from Dunfermline Athletic, who were formed in 1885.
- London Hearts Archived 4 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- London Hearts Archived 4 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- Hibernian Retain the 'East of Scotland Shield' Archived 14 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine. www.hibernian-mad.co.uk
- Reports: Hearts 'A' 2 Hibernian 'A' 4[permanent dead link] Hibernian official site
- Reports: Hibernian U19 3 Hearts U19 2[permanent dead link] Hibernian official site
- Hibs: Green-and-whites put stamp on Shield with spot-kick joy, Edinburgh Evening News, 21 May 2009.
- "Game On for Pitch Removal". Hibernian FC. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
- Brown, Thomas (5 May 2011). "Hibs claim Shield for seventh year running". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
- "Easter Road youngsters take Shield". The Scotsman. Johnston Press. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
- Brown, Thomas (1 June 2013). "Hibs rout Hearts 3-0 to win EoS Shield". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
- Stephens, John (5 May 2014). "Perfect ten for Hibs in East of Scotland Shield". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
- "HIBS UNDER-18s DEFEATED IN EAST OF SCOTLAND SHIELD FINAL". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
- https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/hearts/hibs-1-hearts-2-wee-jambos-retain-east-of-scotland-shield-1-4238005. Retrieved 20 April 2018. Missing or empty
- Lugton, Alan (1999). The Making of Hibernian 1. John Donald Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-85976-509-1.
- Mackay, John (1990). Hibernian: The Complete Story. Sportsprint Publishing. ISBN 0-85976-321-8.