Aberdeen leap-frogged into the Premiership top six with a fourth straight victory as they edged out Hibs 1-0 at Pittodrie.
The Reds moved level on 21 points with third placed Rangers although the Ibrox club have a game in hand – at home to Motherwell on Suunday.
Aberdeen grabbed the lead in the 40th minute when winger Gary Mackay-Steven fired in a superb 20 yard drive to cap a week where he was called into the Scotland squad.
The match was played in difficult conditions with a gale howling across Pittodrie that effectively made the ball a balloon if it was punted up high.
Yet a crowd of 15,629, with 1,015 of them backing Hibs, braved the weather.
Aberdeen made one change to the side that fought back from behind to beat Kilmarnock 2-1 at Rugby Park on Sunday.
Midfielder Dominic Ball dropped to the bench with striker Stevie May coming in.
Striker Bruce Anderson, 20, netted the equalizer at Rugby Park to force his way into contention for a start. However he was named on the bench.
The opening chance came in the fifth minute when a Stephen Mallan free kick found Darren McGregor but his header was cleared in the six yard box by Shay Logan.
A superbly disguised cut back from Niall McGinn foxed the Hibs defence to release May into the box.
Crossing low from the left byline May nearly picked out the onrushing Shinnie but keeper Adam Bogdan dived low to smother the threat.
In the 16th minute Bogdan reacted well to stop a McGinn free kick delivered high from the right that got caught in the wind and swirled wildly towards the back post.
Both teams were struggling to create clear chances in difficult chances.
Winger Gary MACKAY-STEVEN grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck in the 40th minute by breaking the deadlock with a magnificent finish.
Recently called up to the Scotland squad GMS intercepted a poor pass from Ryan Poeteous and drove at goal before thundering in a powerful low left footed drive from 20 yards that left keeper Bogdan with no chance as it flew into the far corner.
In the 48th minute McGinn controlled the ball on his chest then unleashed a dipping effort from 25 yards that flew well over.
Aberdeen were let off in the 55th minute when Mark Milligan had a free header from a Mallan corner but headed over.
Moments later Hibs again spurned another clear opportunity as a long ball looped over Mikey Devlin and Joe Lewis was caught out when he raced out for it.
Florian Kamberi rounded the keeper but rushed his shot in front of an open goal and fired wide.
The Dons came close soon after when May raced onto a long ball upfield. from Max Lowe.
He moved the ball beyond Bogdan at the edge of the box but Lewis Stevenson tracked back to make a covering tackle in front of an open goal.
ABERDEEN: Lewis, Logan, Lowe, Devlin, McKenna, Shinnie, Ferguson, Mackay-Steven, McGinn, Wilson, May.
Subs: Anderson (for Wilson 72), Cosgrove (for May 86), Ball (for Mackay-Steven 90)
Subs not used: Cerny, Considine, Gleeson, Wright.
HIBS: Bogdan, Milligan, Silvka, Maclaren, Boyle, Mallan, Stevenson, Kamberi, McGregor, Ambrose, Porteous.
Subs: Allan (for MacLaren 78), Horgan (for Silvka 78), Mackie (for Strevenson 88)
Subs not used: Marciano, Whittaker, Bartley, Mavrias, Gullan.