Inverurie Loco Works Football Club was established as a junior side by the workers of said locomotive workshops in 1903. Originally, these workshops were operated by the Great North of Scotland Railway (1854-1922) before becoming part of the London and North Eastern Railway (1923-1947).
In 1948, the railway was nationalised with the forming of British Rail Engineering Limited and in 1969, the workshops closed in Inverurie. With the workshops closed, the club continued to compete at the junior level. In 2001, the Locos were admitted into the Highland Football League and became a senior side.
Since joining the Highland League, the Locos have won the Highland League Cup on two occasions (2007/08 and 2008/09). They also boast three Aberdeenshire Shields and two Scottish Qualifying Cups (North), but the Highland League title has eluded them.
The current badge is very strong, incorporating the club’s classic colour scheme, though giving far less of a hint of the club’s history and unusual name than a previous incarnation, which featured a generic steam engine in a round badge. For my redesign, I sought to avoid a breach of Scottish heraldic law by avoiding a shield. I also sought to incorporate something more symbolic of the historic Inverurie Locomotive Workshops. I decided upon the use of the distinctive Class F Gordon Highlander engine, which was restored at Inverurie (only ten locomotives would ever be built at Inverurie – the rest of the work done consisted of restorations and enhancements).