Aberdeenshire and District League

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Aberdeenshire & District League
Country Scotland
Founded 1919
Number of teams 11
Current champions Cove Rangers
Most championships Buckie Thistle–11

The Aberdeenshire and District League, usually known as the Aberdeenshire League, is a football tournament for clubs in membership of the Aberdeenshire and District Football Association. The clubs are drawn from the historic counties of Aberdeenshire and Banffshire. Historically, clubs from Moray and Angus also competed.


The competition began in 1919 as the North Eastern League and renamed in 1921. It ran until the end of season 1952-53 when it was disbanded due to clubs' priorities being primarily on the Highland League.

The competition was revived in 1994 as an Under-21 league. Currently, teams are allowed to field three over-age players in their match squad.[1]

League Champions[edit]

Season Team
1919-20 Aberdeen 'A'
1920-21 Buckie Thistle
1921-22 Montrose
1922-23 Fraserburgh
1923-24 Buckie Thistle
1924-25 Buckie Thistle
1925-26 Aberdeen 'A'
1926-27 Aberdeen 'A'
1927-28 Aberdeen 'A'
1928-29 Aberdeen 'A'
1929-30 Buckie Thistle
1930-31 Buckie Thistle
1931-32 Buckie Thistle
1932-33 Fraserburgh
1933-34 Fraserburgh
1934-35 Elgin City
1935-36 Keith
1936-37 not completed
1937-38 not completed
1938-39 Buckie Thistle
1939-40 Second World War
1940-41 Second World War
1941-42 Second World War
1942-43 Second World War
1943-44 Second World War
1944-45 Second World War
1945-46 Buckie Thistle
1946-47 Aberdeen University
1947-48 Aberdeen 'A'
1948-49 Peterhead
1949-50 Buckie Thistle
1950-51 Fraserburgh
1951-52 Buckie Thistle
1952-53 Buckie Thistle

2014 - 15 Cove Rangers


  1. ^ "Aberdeenshire League". Scottish Football Historical Archive. Retrieved 16 September 2012.