A number of matches across the Scottish Cup, SPFL and Breedon Highland League are expected to be postponed due to the severe weather.
The Scottish Cup fourth round tie between Brora Rangers and Cove Rangers due to take place on Saturday was postponed “due to the volume of snow on the pitch”.
The tie will now take place on Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off).
Brora Rangers manager Ally MacDonald said: “We’re gutted that the weather has gone against us.
“We’re not the only ones this weekend, but it’s still disappointing.
“It gives us a few days more to try to prepare so when the fixture is on we’ll be prepared.
“It’s been a challenging time with the weather, but if it’s on on Tuesday night we’ll be ready to go.
“Despite the best efforts of the volunteers to get the game on it reached a point where there was far too much snow and ice to clear it.
“It was the sensible decision to postpone it today (Friday) and hopefully things improve for Tuesday.”
Appeal for volunteers
Caley Thistle’s Scottish Cup tie against Lowland League side Broomhill will go ahead after the Caledonian Stadium pitch passed a 10am pitch inspection on Saturday morning.
Caley Thistle issued an appeal for volunteers on Friday to help clear the snow off the covers ahead of the match with manager Duncan Ferguson among those helping clear the pitch.
Game On ✅
Once again thanks to our staff and volunteers that helped clear the pitch yesterday which made it possible for the game to go ahead👏 pic.twitter.com/BzNTAGkhXC
— Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC (@ICTFC) January 20, 2024
In the Breedon Highland League, only one game is due to take place.
Banks o’ Dee v Inverurie Locos will go ahead after Spain Park passed a Saturday morning inspection but Deveronvale v Formartine United was called off earlier today.
It’s MATCHDAY 💙
After some early work at Spain Park and a huge thaw, the pitch has been deemed playable, game ON 🤝 pic.twitter.com/qb7hVJRxKF
— Banks o' Dee FC (@banksodee_fc) January 20, 2024
The match between Wick Academy and Brechin City at Harmsworth Park was postponed on Friday morning due to a snowbound pitch.
Nairn v Lossiemouth, Clachnacuddin v Forres, Rothes v Strathspey Thistle, Keith v Huntly and Turriff v Fraserburgh were also postponed following inspections on Friday afternoon.
An inspection took place late this morning, and confirmed that Dudgeon Park will be unplayable due to the volume of snow on the pitch. The match has now been rescheduled for Tuesday 23rd of January with a 19:45 kick off. pic.twitter.com/YRUQGNKW5P
— Brora Rangers (@brorarangers) January 19, 2024
— Wick Academy FC (@WickAcademyFC) January 19, 2024
In the North Caledonian League, the games between Fort William and St Duthus, Inverness Athletic and Invergordon, and Golspie and Orkney have also been called off.
Unfortunately due to current weather conditions, weather forecast between now and Saturday and travel conditions for the travelling team the decision has been made to postpone this Saturday's game v Tain St Duthus. pic.twitter.com/2wfxOzsUHG
— Fort William FC (@FortWilliamFC) January 18, 2024
Meanwhile, every game in the North Region Junior Football Association due to take place on Saturday has been postponed.
Elsewhere, Caley Thistle Women will also be without a game this weekend after their request to the SWF to postpone their Championship match away to Ayr United was accepted.
Due to the horrendous weather we have faced this week and the weather warning in place for Sunday we requested this game to be postponed which was granted by the SWF. A new date will be confirmed soon ❄️☃️ pic.twitter.com/41oIg7Od7d
— Inverness Caledonian Thistle WFC (@ICTWFC) January 19, 2024