Jamie Stevenson says he leaves Peterhead with many happy memories.
The full-back, who has also been used as a winger by the Blue Toon, has departed the club after six years.
Stevenson was the Buchan side’s longest serving player and has been involved in plenty of ups and downs during his time at Balmoor.
During the 2015-16 season he helped Peterhead reach the Challenge Cup final where they faced Rangers at Hampden. Another major highlight came last year when the Blue Toon won the League Two title.
The low points were relegation from League One via the play-offs in 2017 and missing out on promotion a year later, again via the play-offs.
Stevenson, 36, said: “I’ve got a lot of happy memories from my time. I think it’s been a successful period apart from that one relegation which was just a terrible year.
“But apart from that it’s been really enjoyable period playing for Peterhead and working with a lot of good people at the club, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end.
“I spoke to the manager and the decision had been made, and that’s just football.
“I’ll move on and see what happens next season. It’s a great bunch of boys at the club and I hope they do well in the future.
“The run to the Challenge Cup final and winning League Two were great things.
“Besides that other than one year (2017) we’ve always been aiming to get into the play-offs or get promoted so that’s been enjoyable.
“It was good to get over the line last year and get back up to League One and I’ve really enjoyed my six years with Peterhead.”
Stevenson is thankful manager Jim McInally stood by him following relegation three years ago. He also played under the Blue Toon boss at East Stirlingshire and Morton earlier in his career.
Stevenson added: “The manager could have culled quite a lot of the squad (in 2017), but he stood by quite a few of us, myself included.
“I’ve always enjoyed playing under Jim and if I didn’t then I wouldn’t have signed for the club or stayed this long.
“He’s a good guy who has stood by me throughout my career and always done well by me.
“So I’ve got nothing but good things to say about Jim and about Peterhead.
“I really hope they go on and do well next season. You build up a relationship with people at the club and because it’s such a community club you know a lot of the fans on a first name basis.
“It’s sad my time has come to and end, but that’s part and parcel of football players come and go.”