Club History

The team that won the Aberdeenshire Cup in 1957-58

The team that won the Aberdeenshire Cup in 1957-58

Keith Football Club are a senior football club who play in the Scottish Highland Football League. Founded in 1910, playing at Kynoch Park in Keith, Banffshire.

Although the town of Keith is relatively small, the club has produced a few notable players such as Hamish French and former Scotland Captain Colin Hendry, as well as having celebrity fans, such as James Naughtie.

Due to them being a senior team, they can play in the Scottish Cup. The team are perhaps best known to many followers of higher division football, for their 10-1 defeat to Rangers in the 1995-96 Scottish Cup match at Pittodrie Stadium, home to Aberdeen Football Club.

The club’s first pitch was Seafield Park, and they played in the Huntly & District League. Their second pitch was Kynoch Park, which was donated by Sir John W Kynoch in 1922.

They entered the SHFL in 1924. Their record home defeat was 1-9 against Elgin City in 1925.

They then played their first ever Scottish Cup tie in 1926, losing 7-3 at Peebles Rovers. Their first ever Scottish Cup tie at Kynoch Park was in 1928, with a 5-2 win against Dalbeattie Star. They went on to lose 1-6 in the 2nd round against Scottish Cup holders Celitc in front of a record crowd of 5,820. This was Celtic’s first ever appearance north of Aberdeen.