Inverurie Loco Works F.C.
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|Full name||Inverurie Loco Works Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Locies, Locos|
|Ground||Harlaw Park, Inverurie|
|Capacity||2,500 (250 seated)|
|2018–19||Highland League, 5th of 18|
The club was founded in 1903 by workmen from the Great North of Scotland Railway (GNSR) who had their Locomotive, and Carriage and Wagon Workshops in Inverurie, hence from where the football club got its name. On National Railway Company 'Grouping' in 1923, the GNSR became part of the London & North Eastern Railway, one of the UK's big four railway companies at that time, and the football club lived on. The Locomotive Workshops themselves were formally closed in 1970 on the forming of British Rail Engineering Limited (BREL), a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Railways Board at that time.
Despite the closure Inverurie Loco Works F.C. continued to play. Having been a Scottish Junior Football Club in the Aberdeenshire Junior Leagues for many years, they became a senior club in 2001 when their application to join the SHFL was successful. Starting with the 2013–14 season, the SHFL, along with the newly formed Scottish Lowland Football League, are now both official feeder leagues to the newly established Scottish Professional Football League. As such Inverurie are eligible for promotion to the SPFL.
Rising up from successful years in junior football, in 2001 the Locos applied for membership of the Highland League and were successful. In the 2003–04 season, the Locos came second in the league, they then went a further two seasons in a row in second place. In 2005, they first got their hands on silverware by winning the Scottish Qualifying Cup, then repeated the feat the next year. They also won the Aberdeenshire Shield after being runners up three times before winning the trophy. Then they won the Fosters Cup (League Cup) twice in two years, in 2007–08 and 2008–09. They also won the SFA North Region Challenge Cup in 2008–09.
In the 2008–09 Scottish Cup, the club were paired with Scottish Premier League side Motherwell at home. They reached the fourth round of the competition that season. After four postponements, the match was finally played at the fifth time of asking. Despite a capacity crowd watching, the Highland League outfit could not prevent a 3–0 loss to their top-flight opponents.
Harlaw Park is a football ground in the town of Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is the home ground of Inverurie Loco Works F.C., who currently play in the Highland Football League. It has a capacity of 2,500 (250 seated).
- Managers: Neil Cooper
- Assistant Manager: Steven Park
- Head of Youth Development: Gary Jamieson
- Chairman: Michael Macaulay
- Vice Chairman Graeme Hay
- Treasurer: James Porter
- Club Secretary: Billy Thomson
- Winners: 2007–08, 2008–09
- Winners: 2003–04, 2013–14, 2016–17
- Winners: 2004–05, 2005–06
- Winners: 2008–09
- Winners: 2018–19
- As of 16 December 2017
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