Highland League secretary Rod Houston explains new format of competitions
Rod Houston believes settling on a start date for the 2020-21 Highland League season is a big step forward.
Following a league management committee meeting on Saturday, the league will get under way, subject to government approval, on Saturday October 17th 2020.
Due to the delayed start to the campaign, the league will be 16 matches rather than the usual 32, meaning there will be 8 league games at Princess Royal Park this season.
To increase the number of home matches clubs have, the 2020-21 Highland League Cup will start with a group stage format.
The league has also committed to completing the 2019-20 League Cup. It is hoped it can be finished by late November, with the semi-finals and the final itself still to be played.