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Moray MP Douglas Ross set to return to football officiating at Elgin City match against Queen of the South


By Jonathan Clark

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AFTER almost 18 months away, Moray MP Douglas Ross is set to return to football officiating this weekend.

Mr Ross will be assistant referee for Elgin City's Premier Sports Cup clash with Queen of the South at Borough Briggs tomorrow.

It will be the first time he has officiated a football match since January 2021 – as he returns from a spell out injured.

Douglas Ross in officiating action at Hampden.
Douglas Ross in officiating action at Hampden.

The role has brought controversy in the past – with the Conservative leader failing to attend a vote in the House of Commons due to running the line at a Barcelona match, and then failing to declare his earnings from games last year.

Both Westminster and Holyrood are in summer recess at present.

The match itself is a dead rubber for Elgin City – while Queen of the South harbour outside hopes of being one of the three best second placed teams to make the knockout stages.

The referee will be Steven Kirkland, with Steven Spence the second assistant referee.


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