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Highland League will not put break on season as games will continue under Government restrictions


By Will Clark

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THE Highland League will carry on as scheduled despite Government Covid restrictions being introduced at football grounds limiting attendances to 500 people.

Clachnacuddin v Wick Academy, Grant Street Park, Inverness...Clach's Lewis Nicolson..
Clachnacuddin v Wick Academy, Grant Street Park, Inverness...Clach's Lewis Nicolson..

It has been reported the majority of clubs in the division want the season to continue as planned with no break.

It was announced on Wednesday, the Premiership will take a three-week break after Boxing Day, but the Championship, League One and League Two will continue as normal.

SHFL Clubs were scheduled to hold a League Management Committee last night to discuss the impact of the restrictions.

But Golspie based league secretary Rod Houston says there is no reason why the Highland League can’t continue as planned.

“It is clear that football is keeping going,” said Houston.

“So there are details on match arrangements, most of which are for each club to make in its own right.

“But it is worth discussing these as an organisation to help everyone find their most appropriate solution.

“It will continue, but things such as travel have to be checked out.

“I can’t think of a reason of why the Highland League wouldn’t continue.

“Going around the clubs and having conversations, there are one or two clubs with anxieties.

“But overwhelmingly clubs want to keep going.

“We will be going through the mechanics during the league committee meeting to ensure everyone is in the loop."


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