This reconstruction business is a pile of pish.
If it's a permanent thing, then deciding it during coronavirus is a terrible idea.
And if it's a temporary thing, the transition back to the old system is going to cause more problems than it solves. And then it becomes nakedly obvious it's just a scam to keep Hearts in the top flight, instead of facing up to their richly-deserved relegation.
Personally, I've always liked the idea of Hearts and Hibs being merged, to provide a single Edinburgh club that could be taken seriously. Hopefully that's what this Gillett guy has in mind -
I presume you are too young to remember the Wallace Mercer led proposed merger between the Edinburgh duo in 1990 (in reality....takeover of Hibs). The only thing it succeeded in uniting was the supporters of both clubs absolute abhorrence of the idea. The Hearts fans may have come round to it eventually as it was in no way a merger....it was Hearts taking over Hibs lock, stock and barrel.....and no doubt the new club would have played at Tynecastle in maroon tops had it come off. The Hibs fans at best would have boycotted it. At worst they might have torched the stadium. It's a dreadful idea. Edinburgh is plenty big enough to support 2 big teams. And if Hearts go down and stay down....hopefully Edinburgh City will become their second big club (sniggers)
The Dundee clubs amalgamating is a totally different proposition altogether. That one does make sense.