Hearts goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald admitted the enormity of an Edinburgh derby final would probably not hit home until nearer the time after the Gorgie side joined Hibernian in the William Hill Scottish Cup final.
The teams will meet in the final on May 19 at Hampden for the first time since 1896 after Hearts followed Hibs' win over Aberdeen with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Celtic today.
To further increase the magnitude of the occasion, Hibs are looking for their first Scottish Cup win for 110 years and MacDonald feels a derby final is a huge event for the Scottish capital.
"I don't think words can describe it," he said. "I'm just absolutely delighted we've got a Scottish Cup final to look forward to, especially against our local rivals as well. I'm sure it will be a fantastic day.
"I don't think we will realise the meaning of it until probably the week before in the build-up to the final.
"I'm sure Edinburgh will be absolutely buzzing and it's great for the city that Hibernian and Hearts have finally got there to play each other and it should be a fantastic day."