EDINBURGH has provisional plans for a celebration if Hibs beat the odds and secure their first Scottish Cup success in 114 years on Saturday at Hampden.

An open top bus parade for the players is on the agenda for Sunday should the Capital club beat Rangers in what is the first final in the 143-year history of the Scottish Cup, to be contested by two teams from outside the top flight.

And Edinburgh Lord Provost Donald Wilson has offered to host a celebratory reception at the Lothian Chambers on Sunday for the Hibs players if they win the Cup.

Mr Wilson said: “It truly could be a historic moment for Hibs and I’d like to wish the club the very best of luck. Whatever the result I’m sure they will do the city proud but I can promise we’ll make sure they receive a fitting celebration in the city if they bring that Cup home!”

Preparations in place were being kept very much on the hush hush at Hibs.

A club spokesman said: "All we are focussed on right now is the game. We are not announcing anything at this point in time. Things will become apparent in due course if we are fortunate enough to win.

"It is safe to say that, of course, we have looked at different scenarios, but it is not something we will discuss."

Fans have been warned not to drink too much at the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park.

Fans have been warned that police will carry out roadside vehicle checks at numerous locations prior to the sell out game to ensure that there is no alcohol on supporters buses or vans.

Scottish Football Association travel advice warns of the vehicle checks saying: "In Scotland, it is an offence to possess or consume alcohol on board a public service vehicle, or a railway vehicle which is attending a designated sporting event."

Police will be looking to enforce section 19 of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995, which states it is a crime for any person to be in possession of alcohol on a vehicle being operated for the "principal purpose" of conveying passengers "for the whole or part of a journey" to or from a designated sporting event. This would not apply to fans going to the game by public transport such as bus or train.

The advice states: "Police officers will carry out roadside vehicle checks at numerous locations prior to this event. Supporters’ coaches and vehicles may be stopped at these locations and may be subject of a thorough search to ensure this legislation is being complied with."

Superintendent Alan Murray, who is the Scottish Cup Final match commander, has urged fans to think about how much alcohol they consume before heading to Hampden Park.

His warning comes after the semi-finals in April between Rangers and Celtic, and Hibernian and Dundee United had an earlier kick-off time of 12.30pm.

He said: "The biggest issue for police on match days is generally those who drink too much ahead of the game.

“On this occasion the kick-off is a bit later than usual - 3pm - so fans will have more drinking time beforehand.

“Most will be sensible, but some will totally underestimate the amount they've had to drink and are not best pleased when they are turned away from the game - for their own safety and that of other supporters inside the ground.

Police Scotland confirmed that there will be extra patrols at the ground and in the city centre.

They also urged fans to avoid taking pyrotechnics and other prohibited items into the ground.

Rangers are 2/5 to lift the trophy and 5/6 to do so in 90 minutes while Hibs are 7/4 to finally get their hands on the silverware.

Despite being 106-years-old, Hibs' oldest fan will travel to Hampden hoping to see his heroes lift the Scottish Cup for the first time in his life.

Sam Martinez has supported the Easter Road club since 1945 but has still never felt the joy of seeing his team win the famous old trophy.

He said: "Rangers are a tough team and Hibs players are too tender. I hope they forget being soft and put on a damn good fight.

"They've been very good to me and are a really great club. I hoping we can do it this time."