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Clachnacuddin to go on the road while Nairn given home start – but Highland League return is dependent on fans being allowed


By Andrew Henderson

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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 will start the new Highland League season away at Buckie Thistle. Picture: James MacKenzie
Clachnacuddin will start the new Highland League season away at Buckie Thistle. Picture: James MacKenzie

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

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