1996–97 Highland Football League

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Highland League
Season 1996–1997
Champions Huntly

The 1996–1997 Highland Football League was won by Huntly for the fourth year in a row. Fort William finished bottom.

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Huntly (C) 30 23 4 3 86 26 +60 73
2 Keith 30 21 3 6 76 36 +40 66
3 Peterhead 30 17 7 6 77 30 +47 58
4 Lossiemouth 30 18 4 8 66 31 +35 58
5 Clachnacuddin 30 16 5 9 59 46 +13 53
6 Fraserburgh 30 15 7 8 56 38 +18 52
7 Cove Rangers 30 15 5 10 84 47 +37 50
8 Deveronvale 30 16 2 12 55 54 +1 50
9 Elgin City 30 13 4 13 64 66 −2 43
10 Wick Academy 30 9 8 13 41 46 −5 35
11 Rothes 30 9 8 13 44 52 −8 35
12 Forres Mechanics 30 8 5 17 40 60 −20 29
13 Buckie Thistle 30 8 4 18 41 55 −14 28
14 Brora Rangers 30 5 10 15 43 88 −45 25
15 Nairn County 30 4 3 23 21 93 −72 15
16 Fort William 30 2 3 25 31 116 −85 9

Source: Scottish Football Historical Archive - Highland League Final Tables
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.