Scottish club Heart of Midlothian have installed a seated rest area for their disabled supporters.

The seats, added in celebration of lifelong Hearts fan and trade unionist John Ross who passed away in 2011, are situated at the back of the Gorgie Stand at the club’s Tynecastle Stadium.

The seated rest area was the idea of Monica Niven of Unison and Keith Ferguson of the Heart of Midlothian Disabled Supporters Club, and a plaque has been erected nearby. Keith said, "It is great to see Heart of Midlothian being the first club in Scotland to make this possible."

The seated rest area has proved to be very popular so far, and is a really good example of how to make small modifications to an existing stadium that can have a big impact.

Published 05/03/2013