For the Glasgow side, the showpiece occasion presented an opportunity to claim an unprecedented quadruple treble, while their opponents from the Championship were hoping to cause a major upset.
No fans were in attendance inside the national stadium as the 2019-20 final was held seven months later than originally planned having been postponed in May due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The match kicked off at 2.15pm and you can follow all build-up, match action and reaction as it happened, right here in our live blog.
Celtic* 3-3 Hearts: William Hill Scottish Cup final
- Celtic win 2020 William Hill Scottish Cup to complete quadruple treble
- Hearts 3-3 Celtic
(Boyce 47, Kingsley 66, Ginnelly 111; Christie 19, Edouard 28 pen, Griffiths 105)
- Celtic win 4-3 on penalties
- FT - Hearts 2-2 Celtic; ET - Hearts 3-3 Celtic
Although Celtic fans have gathered outside Hampden this afternoon, there is a warning to Hearts fans in Edinburgh NOT to congregate at Tynecastle tonight - no matter the result.
Jubilant Jambos have been ordered to steer clear of the club’s stadium if their team lifts the Scottish Cup on Sunday.
Scott B? Or not to be - that is the question, (well one of them) for Celtic manager Neil Lennon this afternoon.
Andrew Smith had a look at some of the selection posers facing the holders this afternoon.
Why Celtic captain Scott Brown should play Scottish Cup final, and four other selection posers facing Neil Lennon
The team sheet that Neil Lennon lodges for the Hampden decider will be one of the most pored over club documents in recent times. For five reasons.
There’s guaranteed to be a celebration in this house tonight!
When Hearts and Celtic contest the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park on Sunday it will be a massive occasion – and none more so than for the Wright family, given their household rivalry.
A Hearts win would create some history for Robbie Neilson
Victory over Celtic in tomorrow’s Scottish Cup final will earn Hearts manager Robbie Neilson a place in history with a unique double achievement.
We have taken a battering in the media.
A lot of ex-pro’s are a bit jealous of what we have done in the last four or five years and they want to see that failure.
We need to be bigger and stronger and bounce back and have belief and the players have that.
Hearts will also have a tribute to cup-winning captain Marius Zaliukas, whose death was announced during the semi-final win against Hibs.
The defender’s #26 will be included and remembered in the team’s day
Here’s what you have said about Robbie Neilson’s team - and it’s different to what we expected - and who you picked!
'Future team of legends'; 'This could be the Jamie Walker show'; 'Let's do this for big Zal and family':Hearts fans react to Robbie Neilson's Scottish Cup final team
Robbie Neilson has named the eleven players he has placed his faith in to lift the Scottish Cup for Hearts and deny Celtic a historic quadruple treble of domestic trophies.