Bunillidh Thistle F.C.

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Bunillidh Thistle
Bunillidh Thistle FC crest.png
Full nameBunillidh Thistle Football Club
Nickname(s)The Jags
GroundCouper Park, Helmsdale
ManagerDean Cowie
LeagueNorth Caledonian League
2018–19North Caledonian League, 9th of 9

Bunillidh Thistle Football Club is a senior Scottish football club playing in the North Caledonian Football League based at Couper Park representing the village of Helmsdale in the Scottish Highlands.


Bunillidh Thistle joined the North Caledonian League in the early 1970s, where they competed until their withdrawal at the end of the 2008–09 season. They enjoyed their most successful period in the mid 1980s, winning the league championship on two occasions, first in 1982–83 and again in 1988–89.[1]

In 2017, the club were reformed and readmitted to the North Caledonian League ahead of the 2017–18 season.[2]


  • North Caledonian League
    • Champions: 1982–83, 1988–89
  • North Caledonian Cup
    • Winners: 1971–72, 1981–82
  • Football Times Cup
    • Winners: 1986–87, 2001–02
  • Chic Allan Cup
    • Winners: 1976–77, 1982–83, 1986–87
  • MacNicol Trophy
    • Winners: 1972–73
  • Ness Cup
    • Winners: 1973–74

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "North Caledonian Football League 1896-date". www.scottish-football-historical-archive.co.uk. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Bunillidh Thistle FC - North Caledonian Football Association". North Caledonian FA Official Website. Retrieved 22 September 2017.