History

Loco Works FC

Inverurie Loco Works Football Club are a part-time senior professional football club from Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, who currently play in the Scottish Highland Football League (SHFL).

The club was founded in 1903 by workmen from the Great North of Scotland Railway (GNSR) who had their Locomotive, and Carriage and Wagon Workshops in Inverurie, hence from where the football club got its name. On National Railway Company ‘Grouping’ in 1923, the GNSR became part of the London & North Eastern Railway, one of the UK’s big four railway companies at that time, and the football club lived on. The Locomotive Workshops themselves were formally closed in 1970 on the forming of British Rail Engineering Limited (BREL), a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Railways Board at that time.

Despite the closure Inverurie Loco Works F.C. continued to play. Having been a Scottish Junior Football Club in the Aberdeenshire Junior Leagues for many years, they became a senior club in 2001 when their application to join the SHFL was successful. Starting with the 2013–14 season, the SHFL, along with the newly formed Scottish Lowland Football League, are now both official feeder leagues to the newly established Scottish Professional Football League. As such Inverurie are eligible for promotion to the SPFL.