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Alva FC Tournament Played in 1890 between four local clubs

Annandale Cup For clubs in the Annandale area of Dumfries-shire.

Blenheim Cup Awarded to the winners of games between the two lesser Edinburgh clubs, Leith Athletic and St Bernard's.

Brae Cup Awarded to the winners of games played between Peterhead and Fraserburgh.

Elgin District Cup For clubs in Moray.

Gershon Cup Played in the 1890s between Aberdeen's three senior clubs.

Govan and Ibrox Cup Played between 1887 to 1891.

Govan Jubilee Cup Played from 1886 to 1891.

Greenock & District Cup Played in 1881-82 and 1882-83 seasons.

Kirkintilloch Jubilee Cup Senior competition from the 1880s..

Leith Burghs Cup Short-lived competition from the mid-1880s.

Leith Burghs Shield Played for by Leith Athletic and Leith Amateurs just prior to the Great War.

Menzies Trophy Two-legged tie played in 1917 between two West Lothian clubs.

North Ayrshire Cup First played as a knock-out competition in 1893, it became a league in 1895.

North Eastern Cup 19th century competition of the Glasgow North Eastern FA.

Rhodesia Cup Awarded to the winners of a competition in the 1890s and early 1900s between the three principal Aberdeen clubs, latterly all clubs in membership of the Aberdeenshire FA..

Shielfield Cup Played between 1890 and 1901, thereafter the trophy was awarded to the winners of the Border Amateur League.

Short Challenge Cup Trophy presented by a resident of Berwick in the late 1880s.

Stark Cup Trophy awrded to the winners of ties played  between the two senior clubs in Kirkcaldy from 1909 to 1912.

Yoker Cup Early 1880s competition for clubs to the west of Glasgow.


Adams Cup Also referred to as the Broughty championship, this was held between 1899 and 1911.

Alloa & District Junior Cup Previously played as the Clackmannanshire Junior Cup.

Barclay Cup Organised by the East Fife Junior FA in 1938-39 and 1939-40, the first edition wasn't completed and the second not started.

Brechin-America Cup Knock-out competition for Brechin clubs from the late 1880s to 1901 when it was converted to a league. From 1903 it became a juvenile tournament.

Cowan Cup Played in the early 1890s, this was previously known as the Slamannan & District Charity Cup.

Dumfries FC Junior Cup Organised around the turn of the 19th century by the senior club of the name.

Dumfries Junior Cup Short-lived competition played in the late 1880s.

Dumfries, Maxwelltown and District Junior Cup This competition ran from the 1890s to the early 1900s. It was joined by the Dumfries, Maxwelltown and District Junior Shield from 1900 to 1907.

Dumfries, Maxwelltown and District Junior Shield Sister competition to the Dumfries, Maxwelltown and District Junior Cup, this was played during the early 1900s.

Dumfries and Maxwelltown Junior Cup Short-lived competition from 1911-1913, it ran alongside the Dumfries and Maxwelltown Junior Shield.

Dumfries and Maxwelltown Junior Shield Short-lived competition from 1911-13, it ran alongside the Dumfries and Maxwelltown Junior Cup.

Falkirk and District Junior Cup Long running cup that ran from the 1890s to 1950s.

Fernie Cup One off competition held in 1938-39 for members of the East Fife Junior FA.

Figaro Cup Aberdeen junior competition that ran from the 1880s to 1915.

Glasgow East End Junior Coronation Cup Held to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953.

Glasgow North West Junior Coronation Cup Held to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953.

Hunt Cup Played from 1914 to 1921, this trophy was awarded to the winners of a fixture between Dundee St Joseph's and Lochee Harp.

Irvine Herald Cup Competition set-up by the local newspaper, running between 1893 and 1932.

Janetta Cup Local competition open to eastern Fife clubs between 1907 and 1926.

JT Robson Cup Berwick and district competition from the 1900s.

King's Cafe Cup Short-lived competition for Arbroath's junior clubs in the early 1920s.

Kirkintilloch Jubilee Cup Junior competition from the early 1900s.

Lorne Shield Cup for clubs in the Broughty & District Junior FA, played from 1898 to 1906.

Martin-White Cup Long running Fife competition organised by the St Andrews Burgh Junior FA.

Newgate Cup For Arbroath clubs between 1910 and 1925.

Oban and District Junior Cup Short-lived competiton for clubs in Argyll.

Stirling and District Junior Cup Played between 1888 and 1940 by clubs in and around Stirling.

Stirling Trophy Between 1927 and 1931, several intermediate clubs played for this 'substitute Irvine Herald Cup'.

Williamson Cup One off competition held in 1938-39 for members of the East Fife Junior FA.