Inverurie Loco. Works FC

Highland League

View from the terrace: Inverurie Locos

March 31, 2015

I had been looking forward to my visit to Claggan Park on Saturday and I was not disappointed. There was some early interest as I passed the team bus broken down on the A9 at Aviemore at mid-day. The team had already been cooling its heels for two hours by the time I arrived on the scene and several players were filling in time with an exhibition of “keepie-uppie” for passing motorists. Mind you, two hours stuck in a lay-by is hardly ideal pre-match preparation.


Inverurie Loco. Works: Football is nothing without us fans

January 27, 2015

In the context of football around 25 years ago the late Wallace Mercer, Chairman of Heart of Midlothian, referred to the “customer” and the “product”. This baffled many of his club’s support: “I’m no a customer, I’m a supporter! What’s a product? Fitba’s no a product, it’s a game!”


Inverurie Loco. Works: From Highland League to Hampden

January 21, 2015

I was in Glasgow at the weekend for a Fairport Convention concert (remember them?) and, while my other half insisted on some retail therapy on Saturday afternoon, I took myself off to Hampden to watch Queen’s Park try to close the gap on Division Two league leaders Arbroath.