Clachnacuddin to go on the road while Nairn given home start – but Highland League return is dependent on fans being allowed
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Highland League clubs now know what the first three weeks of the new campaign will look like – if crowds are allowed to return to grounds.
Clachnacuddin are scheduled to be on the road for their first game of the 2020/21 season as they travel to Buckie Thistle on Saturday, October 17.
Nairn County meanwhile will kick off their campaign on home soil as Keith visit Station Park.
Elsewhere, Forres Mechanics are also at home as they welcome Turriff United to Mosset Park.
Rothes start at Deveronvale and last season's bottom two clubs Fort William and Lossiemouth meet at Claggan Park.
Huntly are at Formartine, and Inverurie Locos have drawn the short straw by becoming the first side to visit reigning champions Brora Rangers.
The Highland League have stressed that the games will only go ahead next month if government advice allows them to proceed with spectators in attendance, but pre-season friendlies have begun to take place this weekend as teams step up their preparations.
League chiefs added that all home clubs must have received SHFL approval for their grounds meeting protocol set within the Covid-19 safety guidelines.
Fixtures released so far:
Saturday October 17
Brora Rangers v Inverurie Locos
Buckie Thistle v Clachnacuddin
Deveronvale v Rothes
Formartine United v Huntly
Forres Mechanics v Turriff United
Fort William v Lossiemouth
Nairn County v Keith
Wick Academy v Strathspey Thistle
Free Club – Fraserburgh
Saturday October 24
Buckie Thistle v Forres Mechanics
Formartine United v Nairn County
Huntly v Brora Rangers
Inverurie Locos v Clachnacuddin
Keith v Fort William
Lossiemouth v Wick Academy
Rothes v Fraserburgh
Turriff United v Deveronvale
Free Club – Strathspey Thistle
Saturday October 31
Clachnacuddin v Huntly
Deveronvale v Buckie Thistle
Forres Mechanics v Inverurie Locos
Fort William v Formartine United
Fraserburgh v Turriff United
Nairn County v Brora Rangers
Strathspey Thistle v Lossiemouth
Wick Academy v Keith
Free Club – Rothes