RANGERS are to be “honoured” by the UK Government’s Scotland Office to mark the club’s 150th anniversary.

The event, which will be hosted in Whitehall, will be attended by “directors, staff, former players and a host of invited guests”, according to the Rangers website.

While Scottish Secretary Alister Jack is set to play host, his Scotland Office does not yet seem to have put any information out on the event.

Rangers said in a statement that it would be “another prestigious moment in this special year for the club”, which has seen the club win the Scottish Cup, as well as make it to the Europa League final.

The Glasgow club said that the Scottish Cup would be taken to the event.

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Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson said: “We are very honoured and grateful to have been invited by the Secretary of State for Scotland to this very special event to mark the 150th anniversary of Rangers Football Club.

“I believe it speaks volumes for the contribution Rangers has made to our nation in a positive sense over these years that the club is being recognised in this manner, and we look forward to promoting the good name of Rangers even further this evening to invited guests from across the political spectrum, as well as wider society.”

Rangers was founded in February 1872, 15 years after the oldest club in the world, Sheffield FC.

Alister Jack was on Monday one of only two Scottish Tory MPs to back Conservative prime minister Boris Johnson remaining in office.