VIDEO: As new Highland League season begins, John Grant looks back over 40 years of north football

In this video, Highland League secretary John Grant looks back over his 40 years in the post.

Moving on from his position as a referee for the League, Grant is only the fifth secretary in its near-125 year history.

He replaced Charlie Fraser in 1976 and has overseen major changes in north football, not least the loss of five clubs to the Scottish League.

Grant, who lives in Elgin with his wife Barbara, retired from his day job in local government nine years ago.