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After a few years hiatus I am currently revising the SFHA site. Information from the old site will be significantly revised and published here over the coming months. So please update your bookmarks.

All information on this site is copyright but is free to use for all non-profit-making purposes. Please acknowledge the Scottish Football Historical Archive  if doing so

All contributions are most welcome so please send any corrections, additions etc by EMAILING me.


Additions and updates

24 November In 1986 the AFS published John Byrne's Scottish Cup 1873-1986. This seminal work had a print run of under 1000 copies, has been out of print for nearly 40 years and copies are now as rare as hen's teeth! The link here points towards the Webarchive version of the Index from the old SFHA site, from there you are able to download and view pages of this important piece of research.

Published in 1920, Richard Robinson's History of the Queen's Park FC (1867-1917) can again be accessed from this site.

Eric Thompson's original book, Fields of Fife, had been updated by John Aitken in 2012 as Towns, Fields & Clubs of Fife. This again is available for download.

East of Scotland Junior Cup, Renton Cup and North of Scotland Junior Cup

22 November During 1932-33 the Glasgow Evening Times published a series of articles on the histories of a number of Junior clubs in the west of Scotland. In 2012 Mark Donnelly compiled them into book form as the Scottish Junior Histories (1932-33)

Jim McAuley has allowed me to post his long out of print and very rare booklet The South Ayrshire Junior League 1920-1932 which was published in the early 1990s.

John Meffen's A-Z of pre-war Falkirk players

Bobby Guthrie has supplied the 1933-34 and 1934-35 Western Junior League tables.

Stuart Robertson had researched most of the Ayrshire Junior results between 1933 and 1968 and published a series of booklets a number of years ago, the tables presented here are taken from these.

Western Junior League, Western Intermediate League, Western League (1931-1968 Junior version), Western Junior League Cup, Western Intermediate League Cup, Western League Cup, Vernon Trophy, Moore Trophy, Ayr Junior League, Ayrshire Junior League, Ayr & District Junior League, Kilmarnock & District Junior League, Cumnock & District Junior League, North Ayrshire Junior League, Northern District Junior League, Irvine & District Junior League, Vale of Doon Junior League, Annbank & District Junior League, South Ayrshire Junior League, Ayrshire Southern Junior League and South Ayrshire Junior League Shield

Fernie Cup

11 November East Lothian Junior League Cup

10 November East Lothian Junior League and East Lothian Junior Cup.

In 1880 a Scottish Junior FA was formed in Glasgow and organised a Scottish Junior Cup competition during 1880-81, six years before the present Association was founded.

8 November Scottish League appearances and goalscorers and Player transfer records

7 November Robert Hosie and Stuart Robertson's results grids (for seasons 1951-1954 and 1960-1968) for the Scottish Central Junior League, including the Scottish Central Junior League Cup (for seasons 1951-1954), and the Central Region Junior League (for seasons 1968-1970) are once again available

6 November Evening Times Trophy, Evening Times Cup-Winners' Cup and Evening Times Champions Cup

4 November Central Region Junior League, Central Region Junior League Cup and Central Region Sectional Junior League Cup

1 November Scottish Reserve League (1945-1949), Scottish Reserve League Cup (1945-1949) Scottish League C Division, Scottish League C Division League Cup and Scottish League C Division Supplementary League

22 October Edinburgh & District League and Edinburgh & District League Cup

21 October UPDATED Gordon Hunter has uncovered more results for the Upper Nithsdale Charity Cup

20 October A plethora of south of Scotland Junior competitions; the Wyper Medals, Recreation Grounds Cup, Dumfries FC Junior Cup, Dumfries Junior League, Dumfries, Maxwelltown & District Junior Cup, Queen of the South Junior Challenge Shield, Dumfries & Maxwelltown Junior Cup, Dumfries & Maxwelltown Junior Shield, Annandale Junior League, Annandale Junior Cup, Annandale Junior Badges, Longmuir Cup, Sanquhar & District Junior LeagueUpper Nithsdale Charity CupMoffat Harriers FC Cup, Dumfries and Galloway Junior Cup, Dumfries and Galloway Junior Shield, Dumfries and District Amateur Junior League, Supplementary League Cup, British Legion Cup, Johnstone-Currie Cup, Galloway Shield, Stewartry Cup, Mark Stewart Cup, Wigtownshire Junior Cup, Tarff Junior Cup and Galloway Junior Cup

18 October Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup and Wray Vamplew's thesis on the competition, Remembering Us Year After Year

16 October Johnstone & District Cup, Johnstone & District 2nd XI Cup and Johnstone & District Charity Cup



The Scottish Non League Review
was at the forefront of publishing research on Junior and Senior non-league football, the annual SNLR yearbook, the 'Bible of Non League football', being a must have.

Stewart Davidson decided to 'retire' after 30 years at the helm and has a number of his publications still available for sale at discounted prices. These booklets are hard to come by and contain a plethora of historical material; club histories, sourcebooks, league and cup histories including a complete record of the Scottish Qualifying Cup.

Stewart has compiled a list of the available books, please take a look and grab yourself a bargain!


Junior Scotland 1889 to 2019: The Players and Matches
Douglas Gorman and Tom McGouran have compiled the most comprehensive record of Scotland's junior international football team, Junior Scotland 1889 to 2019: The Players and Matches is available from 

An excel spreadsheet giving a summary account of this (dates, line-ups, scorers etc) can be accessed HERE

To help fill in the missing information, they have compiled a NEEDS LIST. Please have a look and if you can help in any way please email me and I will forward it on to them.