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All Highland League games OFF for safety reasons as Storm Babet severe weather alerts continue

By Alasdair Fraser

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Past Brora action against Fraserburgh. Picture: Gordon Gillespie
Past Brora action against Fraserburgh. Picture: Gordon Gillespie

Highland League chiefs have decided to postpone all remaining scheduled matches today on the grounds of public safety.

Brora Rangers' away trip to play Fraserburgh had already fallen, but a handful of games, including Clachnacuddin's home derby match against Nairn County, remained on prior to the league management committee's decision.

A Highland League spokesman said: "After having lost a number of games due to heavy water on the pitch and ongoing adverse weather conditions, coupled with further advice and guidance from all partners (including authorities), the Scottish Highland Football League has taken the decision to postpone all games due to the ongoing risk to public safety which would be caused by travel that is preventable."

"The league apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, especially in areas where the actual pitches were and remained playable.

"However having given time to see the movement and risk the weather was causing, it was felt that with the high winds and heavy water fall not easing, and weather warnings being extended, the risk to public safety was too great and the decision was made to postpone all games and re-schedule at a later date."

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