The Scottish Highland Football League announced on Tuesday, January 10, that Breedon Aggregates are the new sponsor of the Highland League Cup.
Highland League President Eddie Innes said: “We are delighted to have secured Breedon Aggregates as the new sponsor for our flagship Cup competition. In the current economic climate, sponsorship can be a difficult thing to attract, and we see it as a reflection of the strength of our league and this competition that we were able to replace the outgoing sponsor in a comparatively short space of time and with such a prestigious company.
“Breedon Aggregates have a strong footprint across the Highland League region and we look forward to welcoming their representatives to matches in the warm manner associated with our clubs.
“We aim to reward their support with another exciting competition, and the anticipation of the first round draw is already growing amongst the clubs.”
Chief Executive of Breedon Aggregates Scotland, Alan Mackenzie, added: “The Highlands of Scotland are our heartland. We have been serving the local authorities, businesses and communities in this area for many years, and we’re proud to have this unique opportunity to support one of the sporting mainstays of the region.
“We look forward to working with the Highland League to make the coming season one of the most successful ever.
“We’re sure there will be no shortage of excitement along the way – and may the best team win!”
Breedon are the largest independent aggregates company in the United Kingdom, employing over 800 people in Scotland and England and supplying a wide range of products and services to the construction and building services industry. The company have a total of 17 quarries, 11 asphalt plants and 22 ready-mixed concrete plants in Scotland, stretching from Ullapool in the north to Kirkcaldy in the south, with almost half of their locations falling within the catchment area of the Scottish Highland Football League.
The company also owns a significant stake in BEAR Scotland, which manages Scotland’s North-east and South-east trunk road networks on behalf of Transport Scotland, and a majority stake in traffic management services company ALBA Traffic Management, the leading provider of traffic management solutions in the north of Scotland.
The draw for the first round of the Breedon Aggregates Highland League Cup will take place on Tuesday, January 24, at Inverurie Loco Works Social Club.
Meanwhile in other league news, the frosty weather put paid to Formartine United’s away match against Inverurie Locos, which had been scheduled for last weekend. The match fell foul of a 12.30pm inspection which ruled out what had been a much anticipated game. Formartine and the Locos’ match was just one of a number of fixtures across the north-east which had to be postponed due to frosty pitches.
Formartine’s next game takes place on January 21, when the team will face Lossiemouth at home, kick off 3pm.
The Pitmedden side will be keen to avenge their last match against Lossiemouth, which saw them go down 2-0. They will also have a point to prove, after drawing 1-1 against Nairn in their last match.