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This is Our Story with Ian Murray

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Blackwell's are delighted to be hosting Ian Murray in conversation about This Is Our Story: How the Fans Kept their Hearts Beating.

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Former Chair of the Foundation of Hearts and lifelong Jambo Ian Murray shares the inside track on the incredible story of Hearts of Midlothian FC’s fight against liquidation.

His new book, This Is Our Story: How the Fans Kept their Hearts Beating, chronicles the tumultuous journey to keep the Club alive, including the ups and downs of the Vladimir Romanov era, the countless obstacles that stunted progress and the tense final struggle to ensure the longevity of the Club. Despite all of these troubles however, it was the enduring team spirit of the Hearts fans that was the saving grace of the Edinburgh side.

As a dyed-in-the-wool Jambo, Ian could not deny the call for help from his local team. He will talk through his experiences of the events as Chairman and fan alike, and the sheer determination of the Hearts fans to rescue their beloved club from the brink of extinction.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Join us for an evening of festivities where complimentary wine will be served and Ian will be happy to sign copies of the book. The event will be chaired by sports journalist Alan Pattullo.

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Ian Murray was born in Edinburgh in 1976. He attended his first Hearts game in 1985 whilst at Dumbryden Primary School. In 2010, Ian was elected as the Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South. He was appointed Shadow Minister for Trade, Industry and Employ­ment until the General Election in 2015 when he was returned to Parliament as the sole Labour MP from Scotland. He was promoted to Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland in 2015 and held the position until he resigned in 2016. In 2013, he was appointed independent Chair of the Foundation of Hearts and served on the Board of Heart of Midlothian Football Club 2014–15. He is a Trustee of the McCrae’s Battalion Trust. Ian is a lifelong Jambo and has always lived in Edinburgh. This is Our Story is his first book.

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