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1886-1900   **UPDATED  5 April**
1900-1910   **UPDATED  5 April**
1910-1920    **UPDATED  5 April**
1920-1925    **UPDATED 11 April**
1925-1930    **UPDATED 12 April**
1930-1940    **UPDATED 14 April**
1940-1950    **UPDATED 17 April**

1950-2012 see Stewart's books

2012-date Wikipedia entries


Stewart Davidson has been working on this over the last 20 years and has published books covering the years from 1950 onwards (see the advert right for more details). To complete the project he has generously allowed the SFHA to host the remaining years from 1886 to 1950. There are also two QUERIES LISTS of ties for which we have no results for, please have a look, ANY help regarding these are most welcome. Stewart would also like to thank the following for their input over the years: Tom McGouran, Stuart Robertson, John Aitken, Gordon Baird, Eaaton Thain, Gordon Hunter, Harry Smith, Brian McColl, Peter Cogle, Alick Milne, Malcolm Pagan, Paul Crankshaw, Alun Urquhart, David Fasken. Thanks also to Bob Beresford for his corrections to the various Shotts clubs' results..

Additions and updates

31 March UPDATED Peter Ross has uncovered the missing Paisley Charity Cup result for Dykebar v Arthurlie from 1891

23 March I've added the dates and results of a number of war-time competitions; the aborted Scottish League programme of 1939-40 including its replacement competition, Scottish Southern League, Scottish Southern League Cup, Scottish North-Eastern League and Scottish North-Eastern League Cup.

20 March Gordon Hunter has sent in a few amendments to some Fife Junior cup competitions. The Ferdinandi Cup which was competed for between 1908 and 1923 was actually a Juvenile competition as was the Lochgelly Shield of 1909-10, these seasons have now been removed. He has also added more winners for the McArthur Cup and Janetta Cup.

The Wilson Cup and Festival Cup matches between Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian

18 March Winners of the main Scottish Welfare FA competitions, Templeton Cup, Daily Record Cup, Donald McNair Cup and Jack Bryson Cup

13 March I've added lists of the winners of the South of Scotland League, South of Scotland League Cup, Haig Gordon Memorial Trophy, Alba Cup and the overall Southern Counties championship the Detroit Trophy

North of Scotland Cup (including all results from 1888-1901), Pattison CupInverness Cup, Nairn & District Cup, Skol Cup, Inter League Cup, Campbell Charity Cup, Drybrough Cup, Norfrost Cup, Buchan Cup, Inverness Tournament, Banff Tournament, MacKessack Cup and Campbell Charity Cup.

I'd like to thank Cyclizine of Pie & Bovril for supplying a list of the Perthshire Amateur League champions.

I've added a page of winners of the Scottish Cup, Scottish Qualifying Cup, Scottish Qualifying Cup (North), Scottish Qualifying Cup (South), Scottish Qualifying Cup (Midland), Scottish North Supplementary Cup, Scottish South Supplementary Cup, Scottish Consolation Cup, Scottish North Challenge Cup and Scottish South Challenge Cup. I won't be expanding upon these as there are a number of publications and websites that extensively cover these competitions. Stewart Davidson had published a book that contained every result of the Qualifying Cup competitions, including the Consolation and Supplementary Cups, while Stewart Mathers Scottish Cup site also has every result, including dates.

7 March Perthshire League, Perth City & County League, Atholl League, West Perthshire League and North Perthshire League

5 March Tom McGouran has added more info on the National Drybrough Cup and Whitbread Trophy.

4 March Robert Hosie and Andy McGregor (of Rel8 Media Publishing) has supplied missing ties, results and venues for the National Drybrough Cup. Many matches were played at neutral venues that had Drybrough's Social Clubs.

3 March The Salute the Soldier Cup was a one-off war-time competition competed for by Lanarkshire Junior FA clubs.

2 March Haddingtonshire Cup. Played between 1881 and 1885, this was one of the earlest examples of a league competition.

28 February I've found the missing Tennents Soccer Sixes results for the 1986 and 1987 tournaments and this page now has every result for this popular competition.

Tom McGouran sent me the finals for the Whitbread Trophy, an end-of-season competition organised between 1974 and 1976 and competed for by the divisonal winners of the Ayrshire, Central and East Regior Junior Leagues. After further research I managed to track down most of the results for the three years it ran for. In 1976-77 the tournament was sponsored by the off-licence chain Haddow's under the name Haddow Jubilee Cup.

I've also added some more results to the National Drybrough Cup

Tom's also sent me details of the McGregor Cup.

In 1978 the Scottish Junior FA presented Jean McGregor, Secretary of Erskine Charity FA (ECFA) and Mr Albert Moffat of Maryhill Charity FA (MCFA) with a trophy named 'The McGregor Cup' which was to be played annually between the two Associations in memory of her late husband, Tom who was the secretary/treasurer of the ECFA from its formation in 1949 until his death in 1968. Jean further held the position until the competition ceased.

1978 Maryhill Charity 6 Erskine Charity 2 at Lochburn Park
1979 Erskine Charity 1 Maryhill Charity 5 at Moore Park
1980 not played
1981 Maryhill Charity 3 Erskine Charity 2 at Lochburn Park
1982 Erskine Charity 0 Maryhill Charity 1 at Moore Park
1983 not played
1984 Maryhill Charity 2 Erskine Charity 4 at Keppoch Park
1985 Erskine Charity 2 Maryhill Charity 2, 5-4 pens at Western Park
1986 Maryhill Charity 2 Erskine Charity 3 at Petershill Park
1987 Erskine Charity 1 Maryhill Charity 2 at Tinto Park
1988 Maryhill Charity 0 Erskine Charity 3 at Lochburn Park
1989 Erskine Charity 0 Maryhill Charity 2 at Dunterlie Park
The winners of the two Association trophies now represented their Association in the fixture;
1990 Glasgow Perthshire v Vale of Clyde  at Petershill Park
1991 ?
1992 Neilston 4 Maryhill 3 at Tinto Park
1993 ?

25 February I've added the final table of the 1939-40 Midland Junior League

Also added are a number of nationwide Junior competitions: Scottish Junior Cup, Scottish Junior Jubilee Shield, Scottish Junior FA Super Cup and National Drybrough Cup

24 February Fife & Lothians Cup, North-Tayside Inter Regional Cup and Fife-Tayside Inter Regional Cup

23 February Elder Hospital Charity Cup, Glasgow 2nd XI Junior Cup and Glenhill Charity Cup

22 February Stirlingshire Junior Cup, Stirling & District Junior Cup, Falkirk & District Junior Cup. Coronation Cup (Stirlingshire), Stirlingshire Junior Jubilee Cup, Stirlingshire Junior Consolation Cup, Denny & District Cottage Hospital Shield, Kilsyth Jubilee Cup and Falkirk & District Junior Hospital Shield

West of Scotland Cup, West of Scotland Consolation Cup and Glasgow & West of Scotland Junior Cup

21 February Some more Forfarshire Junior winners; Adams CupAngus & Mearns Cup, Brechin Shield, North End Challenge Cup and Hunt Cup

North Region Junior Supplementary League Cup

and for Lanarkshire... Bob Reid Memorial Trophy

19 February UPDATE I've corrected Airdrieonians 'A' 1926-27 Scottish Alliance results.

I've also added most of the tables for the Midland Region Junior League and Tayside Region Junior League. The divisional memberships for the 1983-84 and 1984-85 seasons have proved troublesome so any help would be gratefully received!

Tayside Region Junior League Cup, Winter Cup, Consolation League CupDownfield SC League Cup, Tayside Cup and the East Region Junior League Tayside District tables (2002-2006).

Cream of the Barley Trophy, Tayside Region Drybrough Cup, Cherry Video Cup, Perthshire Advertiser Cup, Craig Stephen Cup, Red House Hotel Cup, Herschell Trophy, Robert Lawson Shield and George Hunter Trophy.

16 Feb I've added  a page giving North Region Junior League tables from 1968 to date including the League Cup. The North Section is more or less complete but the North Section still needs a LOT of work! Also note that the 1998-99 North Section champions are Islavale and not New Elgin which some publications and sites otherwise state.

UPDATED I've added the Fife District tables, which from 2002-2006 was part of the East Region Junior League, to the Fife Region page.



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. Also available are the complete Scottish Junior Cup results from 1950 to date.

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.