The North Caledonian League are delighted to announce, following ratification at the AGM of the Scottish FA, that the champion club of the North Caledonian League will enter into the Scottish Cup, beginning with season 2022-23.
Entry into the competition will be granted irrespective of the champion club's Scottish FA license status, with involvement commencing in the competition's preliminary or first round, subject to the outcome of the draw for the early rounds.
Our 2021-22 winners, Invergordon FC, will represent the North Caledonian League in this inaugural season, following their successful campaign to become champions last season.
League secretary Sandy Stephen said: "This is just another significant step forward for the North Caledonian FA on the back of last year's formation of the north pyramid."
"We are proud to represent the furthest reaches of Scotland in our league, and it is very pleasing to now have representation in its highest profile cup competition."
"We look forward to seeing how our champion club Invergordon will fare in the 2022-23 competiton and look forward to future years of entry."
Invergordon manager Gary Campbell said - "It's a great incentive for teams winning the North Caley to be given the opportunity to go and play in the biggest cup competition in our country."
"It's a first for Invergordon and it's something for everyone involved with the club to be excited about."
Dates for the preliminary and first round stages of the Scottish Cup are expected to be announced in due course.