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All contributions including images of programmes, medals, trophies etc is most welcome.

And of course, all contributions and corrections can still be submitted in the usual way by EMAILING me.




FORGOTTEN GLORIES - British Amateur Internationals 1901-1974

Completely updated, this new edition also features numerous trial matches  and representative fixtures.

The second edition is now available as a free pdf file. I also intend to make it available in print form for a nominal sum.

4 May - Fife Cup 2016-17 results added

George Aitken has noted that James Scott, who took part in the tour to North America in 1921, was actually a Third Lanark player, having been transfered from Dumbarton on 29 April 1921

5 Apr - Greenock Charity Cup - more results for the late 1890s added.

20 Mar - the 2014-15 and 2016-17 Fife Cup updated.

16 Mar - Bob Beresford has supplied the deciding match for the 1951-52 Lanarkshire Junior League - Larkhall Thistle beat Shotts Bon Accord by 4-0 at Wishaw.

21 Feb - The missing dates for Thistle's last two games in the 1891-92 Scottish Alliance added. This season's record for this competition is now completed.

George Aitken has also amended the 1905-06 Scottish Combination specifically Dumbarton's results.

The Eastern Alliance of 1891-92 now also shows Armadale's 2 point deduction after a breach of Rule. This competition still needs some work done on it...

Lastly, I've uploaded the 1897-1939 dates/results of the EOS Qualifying Cup.

20 Feb - a senior competition,  the   Greenock and District Cup  was ran by the Greenock & District FA, a short-lived association from the early 1880s.

17 Feb - Calder Shieldand  Gardener Cup  amended

16 Feb - Glasgow and West of Scotland Leagueresults grids  and final tables amended. 

Greenock Charity Cup - more results added.

1 Jan - The latest Scottish Junior Cup  NEEDS LIST (1887-1949)  is now available. Again any results are most welcome.  If you can help in any way, all additional results should be sent to either myself or Stewart Davidson via  his email address shown on the page.

Clackmannanshire Charity Cup



Graeme McGinty still has some copies of his book available. East of Scotland Junior Football - A Statistical History contains all the final tables and cup finals from 1886 to 2016 and be obtained directly from the author. For further details go to his post on

Andy McGregor's Scottish Football Almanac for 2016-17 is now available. 

Into its  third year, this is the must-have book for any supporter with 500 pages of stats giving full details of last season's campaigns from international level right down to the grassroots.

Copies of this essential work are available from most outlets or direct from the publishers at Rel8 Media for only 19.99. The previous two editions covering seasons 2013-14 and 2014-15 can also be obtained from here.


This year's Scottish Non League Review is now on sale. This 29th edition is packed with the usual stats and information about last season's non-league football, copies are available for just 4 (plus P&P) from Stewart Davidson at the SNLR.


Morton v Queen's Park on 11 April 1914.
At this time, Morton played in striped, not hooped, shirts.

Markinch in Fife prior to World War One. The ground shown to the fore is Recreation Park, the home of Markinch Albion until 1911. The pitch now lies under  Brunton Gardens.


Markinch Victoria Rangers FC, 1939-40

Arbroath Victoria's triumphant 1953-54 team.

Back row - J Millar, J Smith (secretary), S Kennedy, J Craik, D Findlay
Middle row - W Millar (trainer), J Brown, P Mercer, J Angus, J Mowatt, H Cant, I Grant
Front row - J Parker (vice-president), J Cook, W Allan, A Annett, W Anderson (president), J Stewart, D Nicoll, J Watson, G Potter (treasurer)
Trophies - Forfarshire Junior Cup, Angus Junior League shield, Arbroath & District Cup

The Banffshire Cup

The Martin White Cup

The original trophy was stolen in 1907 by a local tinsmith and broken up, this was the replacement

Possibly the oldest photograph of Berwick Rangers, taken in 1891.


Dundee junior club, Anchorage FC, 1937-38


Championship trophy of the North Caledonian League