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Police advise fans to travel early

Police Scotland are advising fans travelling to tonight's Queen of the South game against Rangers to travel early.

"High numbers of supporters are expected to attend the match so there will be increased levels of traffic and pedestrians in the area.

"If going to the game travel early to avoid the congestion and please note that no parking cones will be in place, so park in areas further from the ground.

"Officers will be policing the event to ensure everyone’s safety and we ask all fans behave sensibly and consider others, including local residents, before, during and after the match. We hope everyone enjoys the big game."

– Police Scotlanf

Queen of the South prepare for Rangers

Queens won their legaue and the Ramsdens Cup last season Credit: ITV News Border

Queen of the South welcome Rangers to Palmerston Park tonight for the quarter-final of the Ramsdens Cup.

The Doonhamers knocked the Glasgow giants out of the cup at the same stage last year after a dramatic penalty shoot-out at Ibrox.

Jim McIntyre's side are hoping to get back to winning ways after their home defeat to Raith Rovers, but Ally McCoist's men will be coming to Dumfries looking for revenge.

More than 6,000 tickets have already been sold, but there are still some seats left for Queen of the South fans.

Tickets for the game, which kicks off at 7.45pm, can be bought at Palmerston Park until 3pm today.


Doonhamers delight at fans cash windfall

Queen of the South football ground Credit: ITV News Border

Queen of the South have been given a major financial boost after a group of shareholders waived their loans to the club- amounting to a donation of around £500,000.

Former chairmen David Rae and Norman Blount, along with current chairman Billy Hewitson, director Craig Paterson and former director Mark Robertson and Mrs Jane Houliston, all made substantial loads during the past two decades.

In a statement after the announcement, the Board passed on their sincere thanks and described it as outstanding news for the future welfare of the club.

The donations mean that Queens will now move forward without any debt on the balance sheet.

Businessman Norman Blount, who waived his £200,000 loan, said there is great respect for the ideas of chairman Billy Hewitson and feels that going into the new season debt-free would give him a solid base to work from.


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