South Scotland

Queen of the South chairman David Rae to stand down

David Rae
Image caption Mr Rae is to stand down from his post as chairman after 10 years in charge of the club

Queen of the South chairman David Rae is to stand down from his post at the end of the season.

He announced his plans to retire, after 10 years at the helm, at the first division club's AGM.

Mr Rae, who will be 75 next year, helped take Queen of the South to their first Scottish Cup final and into European football.

He will remain as a major shareholder but be replaced as chairman by one of the current directors Billy Hewitson.

The moves are part of a wider shake-up in the board of the Dumfries side.

Director Tommy Harkness is to stand down after nearly two decades of service.

His departure follows the exit of Colin Rutherford who gave up his directorship last week because of work commitments.

It will leave the club with a board of just three including Craig Patterson, Mark Roberston and the new chairman Mr Hewitson.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites