FORMER Cove Rangers chairman Alan McRae is set to be elected president of the Scottish Football Association.
McRae’s election is set to be confirmed at the organisation’s annual meeting today.
A player with Cove Rangers in the 1970s and 80s, McRae became the club’s chairman and led them into the Highland League.
His involvement with the SFA began in 1993 as a council member.
McRae, who has been one of two vice-presidents in recent years, replaces Campbell Ogilvie.
Ogilvie, who previously held board positions at Rangers and Hearts, presided over Scottish league re-organisation in 2013.
The Scottish Football League and Scottish Premier League bodies merged to form the Scottish Professional Football League, the organisation that runs senior league football north of the border.
A pyramid system was also put in place allowing Highland League clubs and teams from the newly-formed Lowland League a route into the senior ranks.
The SFA president heads up the governing body’s eight-man board, which comprises chief executive Stewart Regan, the two vice-presidents, the president of the Scottish Junior FA, two members of the Professional Game Board and an independent non-executive director.