Murdoch MacLennan, chairman of the Scottish Professional Football League, has expressed the organisation’s deepest condolences to the Queen and the Royal Family following the announcement of the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh today.
Mr. MacLennan said: “On behalf of the SPFL and our member clubs, I would like to pass on our sincere and deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the entire Royal Family.
“Prince Philip played an enormously important role in the life of Great Britain for more than seven decades.
“His devotion to duty and his commitment to public service were shining examples to the whole of the United Kingdom and the wider Commonwealth.
“The many contributions he made to society, from his role in promoting conservation and the environment to his patronage of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, have left an indelible mark.
“As a mark of respect, there will be a minute’s silence prior to matches this weekend.”