Ross County secure First Division title and promotion to SPL


The Dingwall side won the league with five games to spare and proved that this season they are worthy champions.

It is an amazing rise to the top division for the former Highland League side, who were admitted to the senior ranks in 1994, are now looking forward to life in the Scottish Premier League next season, when they will welcome sides like Celtic and Dundee United who they have already faced in the Scottish Cup and League Cup in recent seasons.

They have already received permission to ground share with Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the event that work on Victoria Park is not completed in time, but they have said that they do want to make Victoria Park SPL compliant.

One fixture certainly set to light the heather on fire is that of facing Inverness Caledonian Thistle next season, the first highland derby in the top flight.

The club have already shown that they can live with the big boys in a one-off match, as Celtic will testify too after losing 2-0 in the 2010 Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden, but subsequently lost out to Dundee United in the final 3-0.

The fans can now travel to Ayr tonight knowing that they are the First Division champions and they can now look forward to new adventures next season and perhaps maybe more than one or two appearances on TV also for the fans who cannot travel.

Derek Adams may have left Dingwall once before to go to Easter Road but the feeling was that he did still have a job to do at Ross County, he came back and delivered what everyone at the football club believed he could do and what the club deserved.

They have been the best side in a very competitive division this season, so this win will be extra special as they lift the trophy at the end of a long hard season.


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Chief Features Writer for Scotzine.com. Sean has written for various publications and websites over the years and has been involved with making documentaries on Aberdeen Football Club, Dundee United Football Club, Henrik Larsson, Paul Lambert and Jock Stein and also Radio programmes, one of which "Old Firm Day" won a Bronze Sony Award. He also worked in the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park. His love of writing started off with The Punter and has gone on to write for the following FIFA magazine, 442, Scotland's Oracle, Players Inc, British Football Week, ESPN, Give Me Football, Inside Futbol, 67 Fanzine and the matchday programmes of Aberdeen, Carlisle United, Montrose, Partick Thistle, Stockport County and Queen's Park. He has also been asked to write a blog for Youth Football Scotland on St.Mirren YFC such was his passion for football at every level from Grassroots to the professional game.

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