Threave chairman is ousted

The changes have been rung at Meadow Park following Threave Rovers’ annual general meeting on Sunday.

Colin Holden, one of the South’s longest-serving chairmen, was ousted from his position, with ex-manager Davy McVitie taking over the reins.

McVitie will chair a 17-member committee as of the club leaves the South of Scotland League to play in the newly-formed Scottish Lowland League next season. The present secretary, Ian Munro, continues in his position.

The club has decided to abandon its board set-up and return to a committee format for the coming season, with Keith Knox continuing as manager.

The outgoing chairman will continue in his role as Scottish Football Association representative for the South of Scotland League and will also continue as president of the league.

The new chairman spent many years as a very successful manager of the Castle Douglas club before resigning but took up the post again before again leaving, for personal reasons, after the club were defeated in the Scottish Cup by East of Scotland side Vale of Leithen.

McVitie, during his time as manager, guided Rovers to five league titles over the course of six years.