A Brief History
Fort William Football Club was established in 1974 and gained entry to the Scottish Highland League for the 1985/86 season. Fort William F. C. is the only team in the Scottish Highland League from the West Highlands of Scotland.
Fort William F.C. draws its players from Lochaber, Skye, Oban, Inverness and Speyside with matches and training taking place at Claggan Park, Fort William.
Claggan Park, which is leased from Highland Council, has two enclosed stands accommodating up to 140 spectators, and is regarded by many as one of the most scenic grounds of all clubs in the Highland League.
I first became involved with the Club in May 2012. At the AGM in May 2013 some prominent local business people also joined the Club Committee, and they, along with myself and Mike Maceachen, the team coach, have now become Directors of the new Fort William Football Club C.I.C.
As well as their considerable business acumen and contacts, these new Directors have transformed the corporate management of the club – and invested some of their own money – so that the Club is now on a better financial footing and starting to be able to bring in new playing staff to bolster the squad.
In addition to the Board of Directors there is a hard working Management Committee who run the day to day administration of the club.
The effects of the transformation will not happen overnight, but we would love to see more supporters come to our matches to see what we have already done and where we hope to take the Club. The players really need your support and encouragement to help them achieve better results.
Having a team in the Scottish Highland League is something that everyone in Fort William and Lochaber should be really proud of.
There are a number of opportunities for you to show your support.
We look forward to welcoming you to Claggan Park.
Fort William Football Club