It will be met with an unfamiliar sense of anticipation this weekend too, when Calum Butcher makes his inaugural trip to the Highland town with Dundee United.
The defender only made the move to Tannadice in the summer and has few qualms about continuing his route north to play Ross County tomorrow. It seems unlikely that he will be left sitting idle when he gets there either, with Gavin Gunning starting a three-match suspension that has left a gap to be filled in the centre of United's defence. The squad is also without Mark Millar.
It can often seem parochial to go on about the distance a team is required to travel to take on County and the former Tottenham Hotspur youth team defender put in a strong challenge yesterday, Butcher pointing out that English football is not without its lengthy away days either. "I have done a lot of travelling for games down south and everything is miles away from everything else. It's not as bad here as it's only about an hour or two away," said the 22-year-old.
"When I was at Barnet we played Torquay and that was like six hours away . . . and there was traffic as well so it took us about 10 hours or something ridiculous. That's something I won't miss up here. I'm really happy to be in Scotland and it's all been good so far."
Few in the County squad would have wanted to be anywhere else this time last season as they settled well into life in the top flight. It has been a different story for Scott Boyd this term, though, the narrative of his pre-season campaign punctuated by freak swelling on his leg which has caused him to make just one start since returning to full fitness.
"It actually happened out in Holland at our training camp," said the County defender. "I suffered a dead leg in the game against Den Bosch and didn't think too much of it. But a week later, back in Scotland, it suddenly ballooned on me.
"It was bizarre, really. I was just sitting in the house and the leg just suddenly blew up right before my eyes. The swelling was spectacular was quite scary and it had continued to bleed internally. But I'm 100% fit now."