Rothes F.C.

Rothes Football Club is a senior football club who play in the Highland Football League. They were founded in 1938 and play at Mackessack Park in Rothes, a small town near Elgin in Moray. They play in tangerine shirts, colours they inherited from Dundee United after purchasing the floodlights from Tannadice Park. Rothes have won the Highland League once, in the 1958–59 season. Mackessack Park is named after one Douglas Mackessack, a local laird and whisky magnate and an early benefactor of the club.

Full nameRothes Football Club
Nickname(s)The Speysiders
GroundMackessack Park, Rothes
Capacity2,700 (184 seated)
ChairmanIain Paul
ManagerRoss Jack
LeagueHighland League
2019–20Highland League, 3rd of 17

In 2020, The Speysiders won their first honours in 41 years, defeating Buckie Thistle 2–1 in the Highland League Cup final to win the trophy for the first time.[1]

Current squadEdit

As of 03 July 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   SCO Robbie Donaldson
GK   SCO Ewen Macdonald
DF   SCO Alistair Stark
DF   SCO Ben Johnstone
DF   SCO Jamie Duff
DF   SCO Ryan McRitchie
DF   SCO Paul MacLeod
DF   SCO Bruce Milne
DF   SCO Dale Wood
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   SCO Alan Pollock
MF   SCO Craig Cormack
MF   SCO Gregg Main
MF   SCO Ally MacKenzie
MF   SCO Jack Maley
MF   SCO Fraser Robertson
FW   SCO Aidan Wilson
FW   SCO Steven Anderson
FW   SCO Gary Kerr


Club honoursEdit



1958–59, 1978–79

  • Campbell Charity Cup



  1. ^ Clark, Jonathan (31 October 2020). "Rothes 2 Buckie Thistle 1: Dramatic last-gasp winner seals Speysiders' maiden Highland League Cup success". Retrieved 1 November 2020.

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Coordinates: 57°31′50.5″N 3°12′17.0″W / 57.530694°N 3.204722°W / 57.530694; -3.204722