FORMER Gala Fairydean Rovers striker Zander Murray is returning to the Borders to lead a discussion about issues facing non-heterosexual athletes.

The 31-year-old remains the only openly-gay professional footballer in Scotland after coming out last September while with the Galashiels club.

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The event is being organised by Gala Fairydean Rovers' community trust, together with Live Borders and Borders College, and thanks to funding from Glasgow-based charity Leadership, Equality and Active Participation in Sports Scotland.

Entitled Changing Rooms, Changing Minds: An Evening with Zander Murray takes place at Borders College’s Netherdale campus on Monday, June 26, at 7pm.

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Entry will be free of charge to coaches, students and individuals interested in developing sporting talent and ensuring sport is open and inclusive.

Murray – who is Gala Fairydean Rovers all-time leading goalscorer – left Netherdale in January to join Scottish League Two side Bonnyrigg Rose and helped the Midlothian side retain their league status.