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Brechin City play in Brechin in Angus, which only has a population of around 7,000. The club was founded in 1906 by players and officials of two local clubs, Brechin Harp and Brechin Hearts. Their achievements include winning the third tier of Scottish football four times, the last time in 2004–05. The club once also reached the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup, losing to 2–0 to Queen of the South in 2002. The club’s home ground which opened in 1919 is Glebe Park with a capacity of 4,083.  

They have an up-and-down history in the Scottish league, having been first admitted in 1923, exiting in 1926, returning in 1929 and it was only really post-war that the club was finally able properly to secure its league status. From 1946 the club competed in the C Division which didn’t have full league status, but success in 1953-4 saw a return to full league status which they been able to maintain since, despite more than occasionally finishing bottom.

For those keen to trip up their friends - Brechin is often described as a city because of its cathedral and its status as the seat of a pre-Reformation Roman Catholic diocese (which continues today as a seat of the Scottish Episcopal Church), but that status is not officially recognized today. So in a QI sense Brechin City does not exist.


The nearest railway station is Montrose, 8 miles away which has inter-city services. There are connecting bus services for Brechin. The bus station is a few hundred yards from the ground.

By road

From the north take the A90 and come off at the first 'Brechin' turn off (B966.) Travel through Trinity and on entering Brechin, the ground is on the left-hand side of the road.

From the south take the M90 to the A90 and continue past the first 'Brechin' turn off. Come off at the second turn off on to the B966. Travel through Trinity and on entering Brechin the ground is on the left-hand side of the road.

Club Nickname/s:- The City, The Hedgemen
Current Manager:- Darren Dods appointed June 2015 (player/manager)
Brechin were also the first side to meet the club currently passing themselves off as rangers in division 3. A shameful episode in Scottish football history,achieved with the full co-operation of the custodians of our game.
I've always looked out for Brechin since I first noticed them losing every week on the tea-time football results when I was a small boy - instead of wondering why my grandma always put sugar on her tomatoes and whether there was a chance we might have Kunzle cakes or a snowball ..........

The clubs on Babble that are populated are great, but I reckon it would help if there was a welcoming piece about all the clubs ........ so I thought I'd start with one close to my heart.

Unfortunately Scottish football appears at least as good at the shameful as the English game.
Mmm. Sugared tomatoes. Tongue

Similar to your fondness for Brechin always losing on Saturday teatime telly, I had a twinkling for Meadowbank Thistle. Until they dissappeared off the map and I switched my allegiance to Inverness Caledonian Thistle. They were rubbish then as well, but look at them now.
Michael O'Neill, current Norn Iron manager, began his managerial career with Brechin.
Meadowbank used to play very close to where hibs play. They are sadly missed.