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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.



16 Jan - Gordon Meikle has added the results of the 1891-92 Buchanan Charity Cup and its second eleven counterpart. The 1873-1900 file can be downloaded HERE (Word document).

7 Jan - Tom McGouran has added numerous results to the Scottish 2nd XI Cup and the Scottish Reserve League and Reserve League Cup.

3 Jan - Gordon Meikle has added 2 more results to the 1888-89 Buchanan Charity Cup . The 1873-1900 file can be downloaded HERE (Word document). I am working on the 1900-1914 period at present.

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


7 Jan 2018


Douglas Gorman and Tom McGouran have released the most extensive record of junior internationals ever compiled. Virtually every line-up and goalscorer is listed along with as many trial, representative and benefit matches that could be uncovered. The database is in the form of an excel spreadsheet and can be downloaded by the link above. Any amendments and additions are most welcome, please email me if you can help.

21 Dec 2017

Now available - UK AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL - The Complete Record 1901-1974

This new and expanded edition of the previously titled Forgotten Glories, now includes full details of all Trial Matches and Practice Games as well as expanding on the 1937 England tour of Australasia. The list of players now also includes their full first names, where known. Running at almost 400 pages, this can be obtained from for only 10 (+P&P)

IT IS THE END OF AN ERA! This year see the 30th and last ever Scottish Non League Review, the essential football annual that has been published every year since 1988. As editor Stewart Davidson says in the introduction to the 2016-17 edition, the internet has made the details contained in the annual much more available than it was thirty years ago and with the availability of Rel8's Scottish Football Almanac which is now in its fourth year, Stewart made the decision last year that this would be the final one. This 30th 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. All previous editions are still available, contact Stewart for details on how to obtain copies.

Stewart will continue to work on his Scottish Junior Cup project and hopes to have the next instalment (the 1930s) within the next 12 months, with the remaining decades following soon after. Have a look at the Scottish Junior Cup  NEEDS LIST , any help at all will be gladly received!


The aforementioned (almost 600 page) Scottish Football Almanac for 2017-18 will be available from August direct from the publishers at Rel8 Media. Giving full details of last season's campaigns from international level right down to the grassroots, this is the must-have book for any supporter. The three previous editions, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 are all still available via the Rel8 Media website.


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


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