The fixtures had been revealed on Saturday morning with the West Highlanders, who dropped out of the Highland League – after shedding their enchantment in opposition to their demotion – having a tricky opener on August 20 in opposition to the 2020/21 champions.
Fort final competed within the NCL within the mid-Eighties, however return there because of ending backside of the Highland League through the pyramid system.
Fort William will kick off life again within the North Caledonian League with a house conflict in opposition to Golspie Sutherland.
The Lochaber aspect withdrew from their relegation play-off in opposition to Banks o’ Dee in April following points surrounding participant eligibility and the state of Claggan Park.
Their enchantment to the SFA was dismissed and they’re now gearing up for a contemporary begin underneath new supervisor, former Crawley City coach Chris Baffour, who succeeded Shadab Iftikhar.
The division has been expanded by two golf equipment general, with Clach becoming a member of current fellow Highland League aspect Nairn County in fielding an ‘A crew’, permitting youthful gamers the possibility to expertise common aggressive soccer.
It’s a metropolis derby for the younger Lilywhites to start with as they head to North Kessock, which is the brand new base for Inverness Athletic.
Final season’s league winners Invergordon make the brief journey to Alness to get their title defence underway, whereas runners-up Loch Ness welcome Orkney to Fortrose.
Nairn County’s reserves start with a house fixture in opposition to Thurso, whereas St Duthus welcome Halkirk United to Tain.
In week two of the season, the Soccer Instances Cup begins with Halkirk United v Thurso and Alness United vs St Duthus.
On the identical day, Golspie Sutherland, Invergordon and Fort William can be in Scottish Cup preliminary spherical motion.
This 12 months, it was confirmed that the winners of the North Caledonian League will safe a spot within the opening spherical of the Scottish Cup, regardless of license standing.
Fixtures have solely been issued for weeks as much as the winter break. An extra revision to the general fixture listing can be launched in November.