Highland League – 20-21

The Breedon Highland League was instituted in 1893 and sits immediately below Scottish League Two in the SFA’s “pyramid”, parallel with the Lowland League.

There are currently seventeen member clubs who play each other home and away to given a programme of 32 games. The League champions play off against the Lowland champions for the right to challenge League Two’s bottom club for a place in the SPFL.

Cove Rangers won the title in 2018-19 and won promotion into League Two by defeating Berwick Rangers.  Last season, Brora Rangers were leading the championship when it was halted by the COVOD-19 pandemic and were denied a shot at the play offs after they were cancelled throughout the SPFL.

This season, a delayed start was agreed.  Forres Mechanics decided to sit out the season, leaving sixteen clubs scheduled to compete.

2020-21 COMPETITION (2017-18, 2016-17, 2018-19,2019-20)

Saturday, November 28

  • Deveronvale 0-5 Brora Rangers
  • Inverurie Loco Works 2-0 Keith
  • Lossiemouth 0-2 Fraserburgh
  • Rothes 1-0 Huntly
  • Turriff United 1-5 Formartine United
  • Wick Academy 2-3 Buckie Thistle
  • Fort William P-P Strathspey Thistle – waterlogged pitch
  • Nairn County P-P Clachnacuddin

Saturday, December 5

  • Brora Rangers 5-1 Wick Academy
  • Huntly 1-1 Deveronvale
  • Buckie Thistle P-P Inverurie Loco Works – waterlogged pitch
  • Clachnacuddin P-P Turriff United – waterlogged pitch
  • Formartine United P-P Lossiemouth – waterlogged pitch
  • Fraserburgh P-P Fort William – waterlogged pitch
  • Keith P-P Nairn County – Nairn County players self-isolating
  • Strathspey Thistle P-P Rothes – snowbound pitch

Saturday, December 19

  • Deveronvale 1-2 Keith
  • Fort William 0-10 Brora Rangers (@ Dudgeon Park, Brora)
  • Lossiemouth 2-2 Huntly
  • Nairn County 0-1 Fraserburgh
  • Rothes 1-5 Buckie Thistle
  • Clachnacuddin P-P Inverurie Loco Works – new fixture – waterlogged pitch
  • Inverurie Loco Works P-P Formartine United – due to Scottish Cup tie
  • Turriff United P-P Strathspey Thistle 
  • Wick Academy P-P Clachnacuddin – due to Scottish Cup tie

Saturday, January 2

  • Clachnacuddin 2-4 Inverurie Loco Works
  • Formartine United 2-1 Nairn County
  • Fraserburgh 13-1 Turriff United
  • Brora Rangers P-P Rothes – due to Scottish Cup tie
  • Buckie Thistle P-P Deveronvale – Deveronvale players self-isolating
  • Huntly P-P Fort William – due to Scottish Cup tie
  • Keith – Wick Academy – waterlogged pitch
  • Strathspey Thistle P-P Lossiemouth – snowbound pitch

Saturday, January 9

  • Deveronvale P-P Strathspey Thistle – frozen pitch
  • Fort William P-P Formartine United – due to Scottish Cup tie
  • Inverurie Loco Works P-P Brora Rangers – due to Scottish Cup tie
  • Lossiemouth P-P Clachnacuddin – frozen pitch
  • Nairn County P-P Buckie Thistle – due to Scottish Cup tie
  • Rothes P-P Fraserburgh – due to Scottish Cup tie
  • Turriff United P-P Keith – due to Scottish Cup tie
  • Wick Academy P-P Huntly – due to Scottish Cup tie


Season not restarted – Brora Rangers declared champions

Note: Season 2020/21 cup competitions not played, however the Highland League Cup for 2019/20 was completed