MORTON are set to make history by becoming the first football club to hold a reception at the Scottish Parliament in their 150th anniversary year.

The Greenock club will be welcomed to Holyrood in October as part of the celebrations for the milestone.

Ton will be toasted in the garden lobby to recognise the monumental part the club has played in the local community and across Inverclyde.

Inverclyde Council will also be hosting a civic reception in July which will see the club’s achievements recognised locally.

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General manager Dale Pryde-MacDonald said: “We are honoured and proud to be the first club hosting a reception at the Scottish Parliament.

"My unwavering thanks go to Stuart McMillan MSP who has heavily supported this, and we are indebted to him for working with us to make this possible.

“To host two such prestigious events is a fantastic way to celebrate the club’s significant anniversary and on behalf of the board and everybody at the club we are delighted to see our 150th anniversary recognised at such a high level.”

Inverclyde MSP Mr McMillan added: “I am delighted to be sponsoring the parliamentary reception commemorating 150 years of Greenock Morton FC.

"This is the first time a football club has held such an event in the Scottish Parliament, and it will be an excellent opportunity to showcase the club’s history, community engagement and ambitions for the future.”