Forres Mechanics F.C.

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Forres Mechanics
Full name Forres Mechanics Football Club
Nickname(s) "The Can Cans"
Founded 1884
Ground Mosset Park, Forres
Ground Capacity 1,400 (502 seated)
Chairman James Anderson
Manager Charlie Rowley
League Highland Football League
2013-14 Highland Football League, 9th

Forres Mechanics Football Club are a senior Scottish association football club from the town of Forres, Moray, currently playing in the Highland Football League.[1] They play at the town's Mosset Park. Forres Mechanics are the oldest association football club in the North of Scotland and are one of only two original teams to play in the Highland League since its first season in 1893,[2] the other being Clachnacuddin.


Their unusual name is variously stated to come from the town's Mechanics Institute or most likely when a group of craftsmen or mechanics split from an earlier Forres team to form their own club.[3] Forres Mechanics have won the Highland league twice: in the 1985-86 season and in the 2011-12 season.[4]

On 29 September 2012, Forres Mechanics played their most high profile match in recent years when they lost 1-0 to Rangers in the 2012–13 Scottish Cup.




  • Manager: Charlie Rowley
  • Coach: Russell McFee
  • Player/Coach: Charlie Brown


  1. ^ Highland Football League. "Forres Mechanics F.C.". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
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  3. ^ Watson, Colin (1985). Forres Mechanics: the First Hundred Years. Forres Mechanics F.C. 
  4. ^ Christie, Craig (8 May 2012). "Emotional Rowley acclaims Forres title success". The Northern Scot. 

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Coordinates: 57°36′45.47″N 3°36′54.49″W / 57.6126306°N 3.6151361°W / 57.6126306; -3.6151361