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Highland Football

Those who live in the area and those who know Scottish Football will need no introduction to the Scottish Highland Football League and other forms of football in the area.  The Highlands and Aberdeenshire support many different leagues. At local level there is welfare football made up of organised and affiliated pub and business leagues. Junior football is split into various leagues with a North Superleague and regional East and West Leagues.

Currently there are no facilities for promotion or relegation to or from the Highland League however plans are in place to change this. In recent years teams like Ross County and Inverness have departed the Highland League and performed consistently well at the highest level on the SPFL. Teams such as Elgin City and Peterhead have also joined the national league setup. New teams such as Turriff, Formartine and Strathspey have come form junior ranks to fill the voids left.

The Highland League was formed in 1894 with only Clachnacuddin and Forres Mechanics remaining as original members. Throughout the history of the league there have been various teams come and go and the league has changed size at various points settling at the current 18 team league. You can find out more about the Highland Football League here.

Breedon Highland Football League

You can click on the map or the links below to see team news and further links to clubs.

Brora Rangers FC  

Buckie Thistle FC 

Clachnacuddin FC 

Cove Rangers FC 

Deveronvale FC 

Formartine United FC 

Forres Mechanics FC 

Fort William FC 

Fraserburgh FC 

Huntly FC 

Inverurie Loco Works FC 

Keith FC 

Lossiemouth FC 

Nairm County FC 

Rothes FC 

Strathspey Thistle FC 

Turriff United FC 

Wick Academy FC 

The Scottish Highland Football League is the most Northerly senior football competition in the UK and arguably one of the most exciting. If you are looking for close leagues where many teams could win, lots of goals per game and engaging local derby matches then you should get along and support the teams.  As well as the League there are several Cup Competitions including the Scottish Cup and the Ramsden's Cup both of which allow Highland League teams to compete with senior teams across the country.

There are other competitions such as the North of Scotland Cup and the Aberdeenshire Cup and Shield where the teams split geographically and play knock-out competitions that also include some affiliated junior teams.