Paul Burns (born 18 May 1984) is a Scottish former professional association footballer who played primarily as a right midfielder. During his career, Burns played in two spells for Queen of the South punctuated with a season at Dunfermline Athletic. His most prominent moment was scoring for Queens in their 4-3 Scottish Cup semi final victory over Aberdeen in 2008. He left the professional ranks in 2015 at the age of 31 to take a career outside football. He joined the Scottish Junior Football setup with his home town club.