AWAY MATCH v DEVERONVALE FC – 9 Jan 2021

The Club travel to the Princess Royal Park in Banff for Saturday’s Breedon Highland League encounter with Deveronvale.

Good luck to the boys and the management team in what will be our first competitive match since our Scottish Cup tie with Buckie Thistle on the 12 December, and our first competitive league game since 7 March 2020.

Again in adherence with the Scottish Government and Highland League CoVid 19 restrictions, no supporters from either club will be allowed to spectate.

Hopefully the weather will be kind……

TOMMY DOCHERTY RIP

When the passing of football legend Tommy Docherty was was announced last week, local club historian Rob A Clark got in touch with the following photograph and text featuring Mr Docherty’s visit to Grantown’s Waterford Hotel in 1995 as a guest of the then Strathspey Thistle Junior Football Club’s annual fundraising Sportsman’s Dinner. Rob’s two memories of that night are of Tommy Docherty being on top form and was very willing to speak with everyone and secondly, Bill McAllister’s high praise of how far STJFC had came in such a short time.

Pic shows l to r : M.C. for the night former Grade One Referee and current General Manager of Peterhead FC Martin Johnston, Strathspey Thistle Chairman at the time Graeme Mackie, the late Tommy Docherty, Strathspey Thistle Player / Manager at the time Donly McLeod, Highland football journalist Bill McAllister and then Secretary of Strathspey Thistle JFC and match day reporter for the local newspaper, local author Rob A Clark. 

Someone has commented that Mr Docherty must have been on top form when you see current chairman Donly’s reaction…..

HOME MATCH V LOSSIEMOUTH FC – JAN 2, 2021

This Saturday we welcome to Seafield Park, Lossiemouth FC – but unfortunately we cannot welcome any supporters from either clubs – as per the guidelines of the Highland League Management Committee.

Obviously, the players will miss the supporters as it is a bit surreal playing League or Cup games in an empty stadium – hopefully fans will be allowed back in before the end of the season but as a club we must stick to the guidelines.

As ever please check with the STFC Facebook page and Twitter feed for up-to-date information about the game on Saturday and any other bits of news.

Stay safe y’all.



CLUB LOTTO SUSPENDED

We hope you have had an enjoyable Christmas, or at least as enjoyable as circumstances demanded.

However as we now enter another lockdown we have decided that based on current Scottish Government advice, the Strathspey Thistle FC Lottery is suspended. The weekly draws will resume when it is safe to do so – the jackpot will be £3,200 on resumption. Please check with our Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-date information on all aspects of the club.

Thank You.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

So this is Christmas… the players, the management team and the management committee of Strathspey Thistle Football Club would like to wish all their supporters and their families a Merry Christmas and a healthy, peaceful and, hopefully, prosperous 2021.

Everyone at the Club would also like to thank everyone who has supported them throughout 2020 – a year I don’t think we will easily forget!

As you may have read in the press the Breedon Highland League has decided to continue with the current season with CoVid 19 protocols in place – unfortunately for the foreseeable future that means that there will be NO supporters allowed at any game – so we hope to see you all at Seafield Park as soon as these restrictions are lifted.

Stay Safe.

TURRIFF GAME POSTPONED

The Breedon Highland League game scheduled for the 19 December 2020 v Turriff United at Turriff has been postponed. Turriff were meant to play Formartine last Saturday in the Scottish Cup but that game was also postponed, so it has to be played this Saturday so that the victors progress to the next round on Saturday 26 December.

Our next game is now scheduled to be a home game against Lossiemouth FC on Saturday 2 January 2021 in the Breedon Highland League. CoVid restrictions will be in place.