Highland League Champions

Champions

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Final Tables 1978-1989

Final Tables 1894-2008 (link to separate file)

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Highland League Champions 1947-2009

2009  Cove Rangers
2008  Cove Rangers
2007  Keith
2006  Deveronvale
2005  Huntly  
2004  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
2003  Deveronvale
2002  Fraserburgh
2001  Cove Rangers
2000  Keith
1999  Peterhead
1998  Huntly
1997  Huntly
1996  Huntly
1995  Huntly
1994  Huntly
1993a   withheld
1992  Ross County
1991  Ross County
1990  Elgin City
1989  Peterhead
1988  Caledonian (Inverness)
1987  Inverness Thistle
1986  Forres Mechanics
1985  Keith
1984  Caledonian (Inverness)
1983  Caledonian (Inverness)
1982  Caledonian (Inverness)
1981  Keith
1980  Keith
1979  Keith
1978  Caledonian (Inverness)
1977  Caledonian (Inverness)
1976b Nairn County
1975  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1974  Elgin City
1973c Inverness Thistle
1972  Inverness Thistle
1971  Caledonian (Inverness)
1970  Elgin City
1969  Elgin City
1968  Elgin City
1967  Ross County
1966  Elgin City
1965  Elgin City
1964  Caledonian (Inverness)
1963  Elgin City
1962  Keith
1961d Elgin City
1960  Elgin City
1959e Rothes
1958  Buckie Thistle
1957  Buckie Thistle
1956  Elgin City
1955  Fraserburgh
1954  Buckie Thistle
1953  Elgin City
1952  Caledonian (Inverness)
1951  Caledonian (Inverness)
1950  Peterhead
1949  Peterhead
1948  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1947  Peterhead
a The 1993 (centenary) championship was withheld. Elgin City finished top by 4 points, however at their request their final fixture in which they clinched top place had been brought forward 24 hours to Friday 23rd April. They claimed that this was in order to allow extra recovery time for their players before a friendly match against Dundee on the Sunday. The following afternoon their two nearest challengers duly played out a draw. However it was reported in the press a few days later that had the match gone ahead as scheduled on Saturday 24th April then two of Elgin's players would have been ineligible due to suspension. At a League Management Committee meeting on Thursday 29th April, the league determined that by not informing the league of the impending suspensions, Elgin had brought the game into disrepute and voted unanimously to strip them of their title.
b Nairn beat Fraserburgh 2-1 after extra time in Championship play-off
c Thistle beat Ross County 2-1 in Championship play-off
d Elgin beat Keith 3-1 in Championship play-off
e Rothes beat Fraserburgh 1-0 in Championship play-off

Index | Champions 1894 | Summary 1947 | Overall Summary


Summary 1947-2009 (62 championships)

12 Elgin City (+ 1 withheld)
10 Caledonian (Inverness)
 7 Keith
 6 Huntly
 5 Peterhead
 3 Buckie Thistle, Inverness Thistle, Ross County, Clachnacuddin (Inverness),
   Cove Rangers
 2 Fraserburgh, Deveronvale
 1 Rothes, Nairn County, Forres Mechanics

Index | Champions 1947 | Summary 1894 | Overall Summary


Highland League Champions 1894-1939

1939  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1938  Fraserburgh
1937  Buckie Thistle
1936  Inverness Thistle
1935  Elgin City
1934  Buckie Thistle
1933  Fraserburgh
1932  Elgin City
1931  Caledonian (Inverness)
1930  Huntly
1929  Inverness Thistle
1928  Buckie Thistle
1927  Buckie Thistle
1926  Caledonian (Inverness)
1925  Aberdeen 'A'
1924  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1923  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1922  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1921  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1920  Buckie Thistle
1915-19 no competition
1914  Caledonian (Inverness)
1913  Aberdeen 'A'
1912  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1911  Caledonian (Inverness)
1910  Inverness Thistle
1909  Citadel (Inverness)
1908  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1907  Inverness Thistle
1906  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1905f Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1904  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1903  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1902  Caledonian (Inverness)
1901  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1900  Caledonian (Inverness)
1899  Caledonian (Inverness)
1898  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1897  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1896g Caledonian (Inverness)
1895  Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
1894  Inverness Thistle
f Clach awarded Championship, Black Watch refused to play Championship play-off due to the League's choice of referee
g Caley beat Thistle 2-1 in Championship play-off

Index | Champions 1947 | Summary 1894 | Overall Summary


Summary 1894-1939 (41 championships)

15 Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
 8 Caledonian (Inverness)
 5 Inverness Thistle, Buckie Thistle
 2 Aberdeen 'A', Elgin City, Fraserburgh
 1 Citadel (Inverness), Huntly

Index | Champions 1894 | Champions 1947 | Overall Summary


Summary 1894-2009 (103 championships)

18 Caledonian (Inverness), Clachnacuddin (Inverness)
14 Elgin City (+ 1 withheld)
 8 Buckie Thistle, Inverness Thistle
 7 Huntly, Keith
 5 Peterhead
 4 Fraserburgh
 3 Ross County, Cove Rangers
 2 Aberdeen 'A', Deveronvale
 1 Citadel (Inverness), Rothes, Nairn County, Forres Mechanics
   

Index | Champions 1894 | Champions 1947


1978/79


 1. Keith                      30-48  (67-25)  21  6  3  Champions
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 2. Inverness Caledonian       30-45  (59-26)  20  5  5
 3. Peterhead                  30-43  (62-32)  19  5  6
 4. Inverness Thistle          30-38  (91-43)  18  2 10
 5. Ross County                30-38  (52-33)  17  4  9
 6. Elgin City                 30-35  (64-49)  14  7  9
 7. Buckie Thistle             30-34  (61-49)  14  6 10
 8. Deveronvale                30-34  (63-57)  14  6 10
 9. Rothes                     30-28  (47-60)   9 10 11
10. Fraserburgh                30-27  (45-50)  10  7 13
11. Nairn County               30-24  (47-56)   9  6 15
12. Brora Rangers              30-22  (45-51)   9  4 17
13. Inverness Clachnacuddin    30-19  (45-75)   8  3 19
14. Huntly                     30-18  (51-66)   7  4 19
15. Forres Mechanics           30-15  (52-94)   6  3 21
16. Lossiemouth                30-10  (24-109)  3  4 23

Total: 480-478  (875-875)  198 82 200

No promotion / relegation.

Champions: Keith

875 goals = 3.646 g/match

1979/80

 1. Keith                      30-52  (82-20)  24  4  2  Champions
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 2. Brora Rangers              30-40  (60-27)  15 10  5
 3. Inverness Thistle          30-38  (74-43)  17  4  9
 4. Ross County                30-37  (65-57)  14  9  7
 5. Buckie Thistle             30-37  (56-48)  13 11  6
 6. Inverness Caledonian       30-36  (70-47)  14  8  8
 7. Rothes                     30-35  (65-50)  15  5 10
 8. Peterhead                  30-33  (43-30)  13  7 10
 9. Elgin City                 30-33  (39-42)  11 11  8
10. Nairn County               30-26  (53-57)  10  6 14
11. Huntly                     30-24  (57-66)  10  4 16
12. Deveronvale                30-23  (40-58)   6 11 13
13. Fraserburgh                30-21  (39-53)   7  7 16
14. Inverness Clachnacuddin    30-19  (37-63)   6  7 17
15. Forres Mechanics           30-16  (37-92)   6  4 20
16. Lossiemouth                30-10  (21-85)   2  6 22

No promotion / relegation.

Champions: Keith

838 goals = 3.492 g/match

1980/81

 1. Keith                      30-42  (52-26)  17  8  5  Champions
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 2. Fraserburgh                30-41  (55-31)  17  7  6
 3. Elgin City                 30-40  (63-32)  17  6  7
 4. Inverness Clachnacuddin    30-37  (55-42)  14  9  7
 5. Buckie Thistle             30-36  (63-43)  15  6  9
 6. Peterhead                  30-36  (50-35)  14  8  8
 7. Rothes                     30-35  (55-40)  14  7  9
 8. Inverness Thistle          30-34  (62-42)  15  4 11
 9. Inverness Caledonian       30-30  (48-44)  11  8 11
10. Brora Rangers              30-30  (49-47)  12  6 12
11. Ross County                30-29  (51-59)  13  3 14
12. Huntly                     30-28  (63-65)  10  8 12
13. Deveronvale                30-22  (40-68)   6 10 14
14. Nairn County               30-20  (49-74)   6  8 16
15. Lossiemouth                30-10  (30-70)   2  6 22
16. Forres Mechanics           30-10  (31-98)   3  4 23

Promotion / relegation unknown.

Champions: Keith

816 goals = 3.400 g/match

1984/85

 1. Keith                      30-63  (70-30)  19  6  5  Champions
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 2. Inverness Caledonian       30-58  (59-31)  18  4  8
 3. Brora Rangers              30-49  (52-50)  15  4 11
 4. Forres Mechanics           30-48  (51-37)  15  3 12
 5. Buckie Thistle             30-48  (56-50)  14  6 10
 6. Ross County                30-48  (53-47)  14  6 10
 7. Elgin City                 30-47  (55-37)  13  8  9
 8. Peterhead                  30-47  (45-41)  14  5 11
 9. Huntly                     30-46  (44-41)  15  1 14
10. Nairn County               30-44  (47-50)  13  5 12
11. Inverness Thistle          30-40  (57-41)  12  4 14
12. Inverness Clachnacuddin    30-35  (47-60)  11  2 17
13. Fraserburgh                30-35  (39-54)  10  5 15
14. Deveronvale                30-31  (46-70)   9  4 17
15. Rothes                     30-28  (38-70)   8  4 18
16. Lossiemouth                30-18  (33-83)   5  3 22

Champions: Keith
Elected: Fort William

792 goals = 3.300 g/match

1985/86

 1. Forres Mechanics           32-72  (77-27)  22  6  4  Champions
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 2. Elgin City                 32-70  (67-33)  21  7  4
 3. Peterhead                  32-69  (50-25)  22  3  7
 4. Inverness Caledonian       32-66  (70-32)  19  9  4
 5. Keith                      32-56  (66-40)  17  5 10
 6. Huntly                     32-53  (58-45)  15  8  9
 7. Buckie Thistle             32-50  (48-36)  14  8 10
 8. Inverness Thistle          32-45  (56-53)  12  9 11
 9. Nairn County               32-39  (47-60)  11  6 15
10. Ross County                32-37  (65-66)  11  4 17
11. Rothes                     32-35  (51-62)   9  8 15
12. Fort William               32-35  (40-73)  10  5 17
13. Inverness Clachnacuddin    32-31  (43-72)   8  7 17
14. Fraserburgh                32-30  (40-60)   8  6 18
15. Lossiemouth                32-26  (38-63)   6  8 18
16. Brora Rangers              32-23  (39-74)   6  5 21
17. Deveronvale                32-22  (31-65)   4 10 18

Champions: Forres Mechanics
Elected: Cove Rangers

886 goals = 3.257 g/match

1986/87

 1. Inverness Thistle          34-87  (96-30)  27  6  1  Champions
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 2. Inverness Caledonian       34-81 (114-31)  25  6  3
 3. Elgin City                 34-70  (93-33)  21  7  6
 4. Keith                      34-69  (89-39)  21  6  7
 5. Buckie Thistle             34-68  (84-37)  20  8  6
 6. Forres Mechanics           34-63  (53-34)  18  9  7
 7. Peterhead                  34-61  (67-45)  18  7  9
 8. Cove Rangers               34-57  (79-58)  17  6 11
 9. Huntly                     34-54  (60-63)  16  6 12
10. Lossiemouth                34-37  (54-77)  10  7 17
11. Fort William               34-33  (44-76)   9  6 19
12. Nairn County               34-33  (48-92)   9  6 19
13. Fraserburgh                34-32  (48-63)   9  5 20
14. Rothes                     34-32  (54-99)  10  2 22
15. Brora Rangers              34-27  (43-86)   7  6 21
16. Inverness Clachnacuddin    34-22  (42-84)   6  4 24
17. Deveronvale                34-22  (36-96)   6  4 24
18. Ross County                34-18  (31-92)   5  3 26

Promotion / relegation unknown.

Champions: Inverness Thistle

1135 goals = 3.709 g/match

1988/89

 1. Peterhead                  34-74  (79-35)  22  8  4  Champions
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 2. Cove Rangers               34-69  (71-38)  21  6  7
 3. Huntly                     34-66  (82-40)  20  6  8
 4. Inverness Thistle          34-66  (70-29)  19  9  6
 5. Elgin City                 34-66  (73-37)  19  9  6
 6. Forres Mechanics           34-65  (66-34)  19  8  7
 7. Keith                      34-65  (61-32)  19  8  7
 8. Ross County                34-57  (61-51)  18  3 13
 9. Buckie Thistle             34-54  (66-53)  16  6 12
10. Inverness Caledonian       34-53  (70-42)  14 11  9
11. Fraserburgh                34-53  (52-43)  15  8 11
12. Lossiemouth                34-38  (54-66)  10  8 16
13. Deveronvale                34-31  (44-80)   8  7 19
14. Brora Rangers              34-26  (42-67)   8  2 24
15. Nairn County               34-23  (49-102)  5  8 21
16. Inverness Clachnacuddin    34-20  (34-89)   5  5 24
17. Rothes                     34-19  (44-104)  5  4 25
18. Fort William               34-13  (24-100)  3  4 27

Promotion / relegation unknown.

Champions: Peterhead

1042 goals = 3.405 g/match


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Final Tables 1978-89 thanks to Dinant Abbink (d.abbink@chello.nl)

Prepared and maintained by James M. Ross

Author: James M. Ross
Email: james@zfeweb.co.uk
Last updated: 28 Aug 2009

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