The 2013 Scottish Cup Final was the 128th final of the Scottish Cup, the most knockout football competition in Scotland. The match took place at Hampden Park on 26 May 2013 and was contested by Hibernian and Celtic. It was the first time the two clubs had played each other in the Scottish Cup since the 2001 final, which Celtic won 3–0. For the first time in its history, the Scottish Cup Final was played on a Sunday.
Celtic won the match 3–0. It was their 36th win of the Cup, extending their own record.
In the quarter-final Hibs were drawn against another SPL club, Kilmarnock.Leigh Griffiths scored a hat-trick as Hibs won through by 4–2. In the semi final at Hampden Park, Hibs faced Falkirk in an enthralling encounter. Despite falling three goals behind within half an hour, Hibs managed to pull back this deficit to force extra time.Leigh Griffiths scored a late winner, sending Hibs to their first consecutive Scottish Cup final appearances for 89 years.
In the quarter-finals, Celtic were drawn away to St. Mirren, who had eliminated Celtic from the 2012–13 Scottish League Cup a month beforehand. Early goals by Joe Ledley and Anthony Stokes, either side of an equaliser by St. Mirren, gave Celtic a 2–1 victory at St. Mirren Park. In the second semi-final at Hampden Park, Celtic won a thrilling match by 4–3 after extra time against Dundee United. A Kris Commons goal gave Celtic an early lead, but United scored twice midway through the first half to lead 2–1.Victor Wanyama scored an equaliser almost immediately and Commons scored another goal after 60 minutes to give Celtic a 3–2 lead.Jon Daly scored his second goal of the game to equalise and force extra time. Soon after Daly had hit the post, Anthony Stokes scored the winning goal.
This was Hibs 13th appearance in the Scottish Cup Final. They had previously won two Scottish Cups (in 1887 and 1902), and been beaten in ten finals. Celtic appeared in their 55th Scottish Cup Final and had won the Scottish Cup on 35 previous occasions, most recently in 2011. The clubs had previously met in five Scottish Cup Finals, most recently in 2001. Hibs won the first Scottish Cup Final meeting in 1902, with Celtic winning the four subsequent meetings in 1914 (after a replay), 1923, 1972 and 2001.
For the first time in its history, the Scottish Cup Final was played on a Sunday. This was done to comply with UEFA regulations which prohibit televised matches being played on the same day as the UEFA Champions League Final. The 2012 Scottish Cup Final was played on the same day as the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final, but this was done under a one year waiver offered by UEFA. Fixture congestion meant that the 2013 Scottish Cup Final could not be moved to an earlier weekend.
Both clubs received an allocation of approximately 20,000 tickets, out of a total capacity at Hampden Park of 52,063. The remaining seats were accounted for by Hampden Park debenture holders, hospitality, sponsors, media and segregation areas. Tickets cost £35 in the North and South Stands, with prices set at £28 for adults and £10 for concessions (adults aged over 65, matriculated students and children under 16 years old) in the West and East Stands.