Inverurie Loco Works F.C.
|Full name||Inverurie Loco Works Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Locies, Locos|
|Ground||Harlaw Park, Inverurie|
|Capacity||2,500 (250 seated)|
|2019–20||Highland League, 5th of 17|
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 competed in the Aberdeenshire and North East 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 Highland League (along with the newly formed Scottish Lowland Football League), is officially a feeder league to the Scottish Professional Football League established at the same point; 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.
- Manager: Andy Low
- Assistant Manager: Steven Park
- Head of Youth Development: Gary Jamieson
- Chairman: Mike 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, 2019–20
- North East Junior League champions: 1992–93, 1995–96, 1997–98
- Aberdeen & District League champions (16): 1924–25, 1925–26, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1930–31, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1934–35, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1942–43, 1945–46, 1954–55, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1961–62
- North East Regional Cup winners: 1995–96, 2000–01
- Aberdeen & District League Cup winners: 1927–28, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1931–32, 1945–46
- North East League Cup: 1986–87, 1988–89, 1991–92
- McLeman Cup winners: 1928–29, 1951–52, 1968–69
- Archibald Cup winners (11): 1928–29, 1932–33, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1939–40, 1954–55, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1968–69, 1980–81, 1999–2000
- North Drybrough Cup winners: 1968–69
- Duthie Cup: 1928–29, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1935–36, 1939–40, 1960–61
- Aberdeen County Trophy (10): 1912–13, 1913–14, 1934–35, 1935–36, 1939–40, 1942–43, 1944–45, 1954–55, 1960–61, 1961–62
- Jimmy Gibb Memorial Trophy: 1995–96, 1997–98
- As of 16 December 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Highland Football League. "Inverurie Loco Works F.C." Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- Highland League: Inverurie Loco Works FC, Non-League Scotland (archived version, 2007)
- Aberdeen & District Junior Football League 1901-1968, Scottish Football Historical Archive (archived version, 2014)