Albion Rovers snap up former Hibs player as midfielder returns to football after two-year break
Cairney left Balmoor in January 2018 and has been without a club since. He played under current Rovers boss Brian Reid during his spell at Stair Park.
Speaking to the club’s website he said: “I am delighted to be back playing again, I have had a wee period out of football but I am more than ready to be playing again.
“When Brian gave me a call it was a no brainer.”
Manager Reid added: “I honestly think this is a massive coup for us. Having worked with Paul at Stranraer, I know the real quality he has.
"His intelligence on the pitch and his natural ability is second to none. He has a great passing range and will be a steady head on the park.”
“I have made clear already that I want the squad to have experience and Paul brings an abundance."
The Cliftonhill outfit finished ninth in last season’s competition, but were one of just two clubs to experience a boost in attendance figures on the previous year.
The League Two season begins in October, and Cairney will come up against a few of his former Easter Road team-mates, with Calum Antell, Danny Handling and Alex Harris all playing regularly for Edinburgh City and Fraser Mullen featuring in defence for Cowdenbeath.