2019–20 Highland Football League
The 2019–20 Highland Football League (known as the Breedon Highland League for sponsorship reasons) was the 117th season of the Highland Football League, and the 6th season as the fifth tier of the Scottish football pyramid system. The season began on 27 July 2019 and was scheduled to end on 18 April 2020. Cove Rangers were the reigning champions, but could not defend their title after being promoted to Scottish League Two.
|Dates||27 July 2019 – 11 March 2020|
|Goals scored||834 (3.92 per match)|
|Biggest home win||Brora Rangers 7–0 Lossiemouth|
(17 August 2019)
Inverurie Loco Works 8–1 Turriff United
(14 December 2019)
Fraserburgh 7–0 Huntly
(11 March 2020)
|Biggest away win||Lossiemouth 0–8 Brora Rangers|
(21 December 2019)
|Highest scoring||Keith 2–8 Buckie Thistle|
(10 August 2019)
|Longest winning run||15 matches:|
|Longest unbeaten run||15 matches:|
|Longest winless run||11 matches:|
|Longest losing run||11 matches:|
2020–21 →All statistics correct as of 11 March 2020.
On 13 March 2020, the league was indefinitely suspended due to the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak and later curtailed. On 21 March, Brora Rangers were awarded the title following a vote of the league's member clubs. League positions were confirmed in August 2020 based on points per game in the curtailed season.
The following teams changed division after the 2018–19 season.
From Highland LeagueEdit
Promoted to League Two
Stadia and locationsEdit
All grounds are equipped with floodlights as required by league regulations.
|Brora Rangers||Brora||Dudgeon Park||4,000||200|
|Buckie Thistle||Buckie||Victoria Park||5,000||400|
|Clachnacuddin||Inverness||Grant Street Park||2,074||154|
|Deveronvale||Banff||Princess Royal Park||2,600||360|
|Formartine United||Pitmedden||North Lodge Park||2,500||300|
|Forres Mechanics||Forres||Mosset Park||2,700||502|
|Fort William||Fort William||Claggan Park||4,000||400|
|Inverurie Loco Works||Inverurie||Harlaw Park||2,500||250|
|Nairn County||Nairn||Station Park||2,250||250|
|Strathspey Thistle||Grantown-on-Spey||Seafield Park||1,600||150|
|Turriff United||Turriff||The Haughs||2,135||135|
|Wick Academy||Wick||Harmsworth Park||2,412||102|
|1||Brora Rangers (C)||26||24||0||2||96||14||+82||72||2.77|
|5||Inverurie Loco Works||28||19||2||7||80||40||+40||59||2.11|
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- "Scottish Highland Football League - Update". Highland Football League. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
- Christie, Craig. "Highland League to begin shortened season on October 17". John O'Groat Journal. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
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