East of Scotland League

previously called the Edinburgh League (1894-1896)

reconstituted as the North-Eastern Cup (1908-1914)

 

Page created: 5 August 2020

Updated:

 

The Edinburgh League was formed in 1894 by Hibernian, Heart of Midlothian, Leith Athletic and St Bernardís, the winners being awarded the McRae Cup. All four had resigned from the East of Scotland FA at the end of the 1893-94 season. At the leagueís AGM on 30 June 1896, St Bernardís who had finished bottom had to apply for re-election. Hearts and Leith voted to accept Dundee's application rather than re-elect St Bernards, Hibernian moved for a five team league including both Dundee and St Bernardís but when this was defeated, Hibernian resigned from the league and East Stirlingshire were admitted in their place and the league was renamed the East of Scotland League. Around six months later, in December 1896, the league (Hearts, Leith, Dundee, and East Stirling) met to discuss applications from St Bernardís and Hibernian, both were unanimously accepted and it was decided to go forward with six clubs (despite five previously having been thought too many). East Stirlingshire only lasted for one season and werenít replaced. Raith Rovers entered in 1898 and when they left in 1903, Aberdeen and Falkirk took their place. The last change in the membership was when St Bernardís left in 1906. Like the other supplementary leagues, this one was also plagued by a lack of dates with several fixtures doubling up with and counting towards other competitions or spilling over into the following season. Because of the growing Scottish League fixture list, it was increasingly difficult for the East of Scotland League to complete its matches, with some ties either being held over into the next season, or not being played at all. In 1908, the decision was taken to disband the league and play it as a knock-out competition, the North-Eastern Cup..

 

 

Winners

 

Edinburgh League

1894-95 Heart of Midlothian

1895-96 Heart of Midlothian

 

East of Scotland League

1896-97 Heart of Midlothian

1897-98 Heart of Midlothian

1896-97 Heart of Midlothian

1899-00 Heart of Midlothian

1900-01 Dundee

1901-02 Hibernian

1902-03 Dundee

1903-04 Heart of Midlothian

1904-05 Falkirk

1905-06 Aberdeen

1906-07 Dundee

1907-08†† unfinished

North-Eastern Cup

1908-09 Dundee

1909-10 Heart of Midlothian

1910-11 Hibernian

1911-12 Falkirk

1912-13 Heart of Midlothian

1913-14 Aberdeen

 

 

 

1894-95 Edinburgh League

 

 

Heart

Hib

Leith

StB

Heart of Midlothian

 

20 Apr

1-2

11 May

5-1

25 May

6-0

Hibernian

8 Dec

1-2

 

23 Mar

1-1

15 Apr

1-1

Leith Athletic

13 Apr

2-3

19 Jan

3-6

 

27 Oct

2-5

St Bernards

4 May

0-5

30 Mar

1-5

18 May

0-2

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Heart of Midlothian

6

5

0

1

22

6

10

Hibernian

6

3

2

1

16

9

8

St Bernardís

6

1

1

4

7

21

3

Leith Athletic

6

0

1

5

11

20

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1895-96 Edinburgh League

 

 

Heart

Hib

Leith

StB

Heart ofMidlothian

 

20 Apr

7-1

16 May

2-2

4 Apr

4-2

Hibernian

21 Mar

0-1

 

11 Apr

2-2

29 Feb

5-0

Leith Athletic

25 Apr

1-5

2 May

3-3

 

9 May

3-0

St Bernardís

7 Mar

1-2

20 Mar

1-3

18 Apr

1-1

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Heart of Midlothian

6

5

1

0

21

7

11

Hibernian

6

2

2

2

14

14

6

Leith Athletic

6

1

4

1

12

13

6

St Bernardís

6

0

1

5

5

18

1

 

 

 

 

1896-97 East of Scotland League

 

 

Dund

ES

Heart

Hib

Leith

StB

Dundee

 

6 Mar

3-0

27 Feb

1-1

12 Apr

3-1

1 May

0-0

27 Mar

3-2

East Stirlingshire

20 Mar

0-3

 

4 Jan

1-1

27 Feb

2-7

15 May

1-3

3 Apr

3-1

Heart of Midlothian

3 Apr

3-2

1 May

8-0

 

19 Apr

4-3

27 Mar

3-0

20 Mar

4-0

Hibernian

15 May

3-2

3 May

1-3

13 Mar

5-1

 

17 Apr

1-0

6 Feb

1-2

Leith Athletic

10 Apr

1-3

24 Apr

2-1

8 May

2-2

3 Apr

1-3

 

19 Apr

3-1

St Bernardís

24 Apr

2-1

8 May

6-0

10 Apr

0-1

1 May

1-2

10 May

3-0

 

 

3 Mar Dundee v Leith Athletic 0-1 abandoned after 50 mins due to storm

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Heart of Midlothian

10

6

3

1

28

14

15

Hibernian

10

6

0

4

27

19

12

Dundee

10

5

2

3

21

13

12

St Bernardís

10

4

0

6

18

18

8

Leith Athletic

10

3

2

5

12

18

8

East Stirlingshire

10

2

1

6

11

35

5

 

 

 

 

 

1897-98 East of Scotland League

 

 

Dund

Heart

Hib

Leith

StB

Dundee

 

5 Mar

1-3

19 Mar

1-3

26 Apr

0-1

26 Feb

2-2

Heart of Midlothian

27 Apr

3-1

 

12 Feb

2-1

9 Apr

3-0

2 Apr

3-1

Hibernian

16 Apr

3-1

26 Mar

1-1

 

12 Mar

3-3

5 Mar

2-1

Leith Athletic

20 Apr

2-3

30 Apr

1-3

2 Apr

1-3

 

4 Apr

1-3

St Bernardís

18 Apr

1-1

12 Mar

2-1

9 Apr

1-1

5 Feb

3-0

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Heart of Midlothian

8

6

1

1

19

8

13

Hibernian

8

4

3

1

17

11

11

St Bernard's

8

3

3

2

14

11

9

Dundee

8

1

2

5

10

18

4

Leith Athletic

8

1

1

6

9

21

3

 

 

 

 

1898-99 East of Scotland League

 

 

Dund

Heart

Hib

Leith

RR

StB

Dundee

 

25 Feb

0-3

10 Apr

0-0

4 Mar

1-1

18 Feb

3-0

18 Mar

1-0

Heart of Midlothian

13 May

4-2

 

29 Apr

3-1

8 Apr

4-2

4 Feb

4-1

22 Apr

2-1

Hibernian

22 Apr

5-0

1 Apr

1-1

 

NOT

PLAYED

4 Mar

5-0

13 May

2-1

Leith Athletic

11 Feb

4-3

11 Mar

3-2

6 May

2-0

 

18 Mar

1-1

29 Apr

2-2

Raith Rovers

11 Mar

3-2

3 Apr

2-3

15 Apr

2-1

7 Jan

2-2

 

25 Feb

4-4

St Bernardís

16 Apr

0-2

15 Apr

0-2

7 Jan

2-1

17 Apr

1-1

7 Apr

7-1

 

 

11 Mar Hibernian v St Bernardís 4-1 game was successfully protested by St Bernardís, and replayed on

25 Mar with St Bernardís winning 3-2. Due to the state of the ground, this game was declared a friendly

and finally played on 13 May

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Heart of Midlothian

10

8

1

1

28

13

17

Leith Athletic

9

3

5

1

18

16

11

Hibernian

9

3

2

4

16

11

8

Dundee

10

3

2

5

14

20

8

St Bernardís

10

2

3

5

18

18

7

Raith Rovers

10

2

3

5

16

32

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

1899-1900 East of Scotland League

 

 

Dund

Heart

Hib

Leith

RR

StB

Dundee

 

9 Apr

1-0

9 Oct

1-4

1 Jan

3-1

17 Mar

3-2

14 Apr

2-1

Heart of Midlothian

24 Mar

2-1

 

19 Aug

3-1

14 Apr

0-0

6 Jan

7-0

26 Aug

4-0

Hibernian

26 Aug

1-2

12 May

0-0

 

20 Jan

4-0

2 May

3-4

14 May

3-2

Leith Athletic

10 Mar

3-2

15 Aug

1-2

7 Apr

1-2

 

31 Mar

3-0

21 Apr

0-2

Raith Rovers

7 Apr

2-0

2 Apr

1-3

2 Oct

2-2

25 Nov

4-0

 

20 Jan

1-1

St Bernardís

16 Apr

0-2

30 Apr

3-1

23 Apr

1-2

24 Feb

3-0

10 Mar

6-1

 

 

2 May Hibernian v Raith Rovers was played at Kirkcaldy

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Heart of Midlothian

10

6

2

2

22

8

14

Hibernian

10

5

2

3

22

16

12

Dundee

10

6

0

4

17

16

12

St Bernardís

10

4

1

5

19

16

9

Raith Rovers

10

3

2

5

17

28

8

Leith Athletic

10

2

1

7

9

22

5

 

 

 

 

 

1900-01 East of Scotland League

 

 

Dund

Heart

Hib

Leith

RR

StB

Dundee

 

4 May

4-1

8 Apr

2-0

1 Jan

4-0

2 Mar

3-2

22 Sep

3-1

Heart of Midlothian

16 Mar

0-1

 

NOT

PLAYED

15 Aug

1-3

24 Nov

6-0

5 Jan

4-3

Hibernian

8 Apr

2-0

18 Aug

3-2

 

3 Nov

1-2

10 Nov

3-2

29 Apr

2-1

Leith Athletic

20 Apr

0-2

30 Mar

0-3

6 May

0-6

 

19 Jan

3-0

21 Apr

0-2

Raith Rovers

2 Mar

0-1

NOT

PLAYED

1 Oct

0-3

27 Oct

2-0

 

3 Mar

3-3

St Bernardís

8 Dec

1-1

16 Aug

2-1

NOT

PLAYED

25 Aug

3-0

24 Apr

2-2

 

 

20 Apr Leith Athletic v Dundee played at Dens Park, Dundee

6 May Leith Athletic v Hibernian played at Easter Road, Edinburgh

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Dundee

10

8

1

1

21

7

17

Hibernian

8

6

0

2

20

9

12

St Bernardís

9

3

3

3

18

16

9

Heart of Midlothian

8

3

0

5

18

16

6

Leith Athletic

10

3

0

7

8

24

6

Raith Rovers

9

1

2

6

11

24

4

 

 

 

 

 

1901-02 East of Scotland League

 

 

Dund

Heart

Hib

Leith

RR

StB

Dundee

 

4 Jan

1-0

28 Sep

1-2

19 Apr

5-1

12 May

0-2

8 Feb

6-1

Heart of Midlothian

22 Mar

0-0

 

1 Jan

1-1

5 Apr

2-1

 

 

14 Apr

2-1

Hibernian

11 Oct

2-1

8 Mar

2-0

 

28 Dec

3-2

7 Dec

1-0

 

 

Leith Athletic

10 May

2-1

12 May

0-1

1 May

0-1

 

 

 

26 Apr

1-2

Raith Rovers

8 Mar

1-1

7 Oct

4-3

7 Apr

1-1

15 Mar

1-0

 

1 Jan

2-2

St Bernardís

3 May

2-1

19 Aug

1-2

28 Apr

2-3

12 Apr

3-0

5 May

3-3

 

 

26 Apr Leith Athletic v St Bernardís played at Royal Gymnasium, Edinburgh

5 May St Bernardís v Raith Rovers played at Starkís Park, Kirkcaldy also recorded as 1-1

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Hibernian

9

7

2

0

16

8

14

Raith Rovers

8

3

4

1

14

11

10

Heart of Midlothian

9

4

2

2

11

11

10

Dundee

10

3

2

5

17

13

8

St Bernardís

9

3

2

4

17

20

8

Leith Athletic

9

1

0

8

7

19

2

 

Table based on results

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Hibernian

10

7

2

1

 

 

16

Raith Rovers

10

4

4

2

 

 

12

Heart of Midlothian

10

4

2

3

 

 

12

St Bernardís

10

4

2

3

 

 

10

Dundee

10

3

2

4

 

 

8

Leith Athletic

10

2

0

8

 

 

4

 

Table as published in newspaper press

 

 

 

 

 

1902-03 East of Scotland League

 

 

Dund

Heart

Hib

Leith

RR

StB

Dundee

 

15 May

3-0

3 Jan

2-1

2 Jan

4-1

25 Apr

6-1

24 Jan

4-0

Heart of Midlothian

9 May

4-1

 

15 Aug

2-1

7 Feb

3-0

11 May

4-1

18 Aug

1-0

Hibernian

18 Apr

0-1

1 Jan

0-1

 

9 May

2-2

 

1 Sep

4-1

Leith Athletic

21 Sep

1-3

4 May

1-2

 

 

28 Mar

3-2

 

Raith Rovers

13 May

0-1

6 Apr

0-4

6 Oct

1-1

11 Apr

1-1

 

 

St Bernardís

25 Apr

2-3

2 May

1-1

27 Dec

2-3

28 Feb

1-0

 

 

 

Leith Athletic v Dundee on 21 September 1903 had been held over until 1903-04 season

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Dundee

10

9

0

1

28

10

18

Heart of Midlothian

10

8

1

1

22

8

17

Hibernian

8

2

2

4

12

12

6

Leith Athletic

8

1

2

5

9

18

4

St Bernardís

7

1

1

5

7

16

3

Raith Rovers

7

0

2

5

6

20

2

1903-04 East of Scotland League

 

 

Aber

Dund

Heart

Hib

Falk

Leith

StB

Aberdeen

 

12 Mar

2-3

28 Sep

0-2

4 Jan

1-1

27 Feb

3-1

1 Feb

3-1

26 Mar

1-1

Dundee

 

 

 

19 Mar

1-0

 

4 Jan

2-0

 

Heart of Midlothian

 

18 Apr

6-1

 

 

 

12 Mar

3-0

7 Nov

2-0

Hibernian

 

 

21 Sep

0-1

 

 

9 Apr

3-0

16 Apr

1-2

Falkirk

 

7May

2-4

8 Sep

1-5

6 May

2-4

 

14 May

3-1

9 Apr

2-1

Leith Athletic

 

 

 

 

 

99 Max

9-9

 

St Bernardís

 

 

 

 

 

7 May

2-2

 

 

Teams played each other once only

 

27 Feb Aberdeen v Falkirk also reported as 3-0

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Heart of Midlothian

6

6

0

0

19

2

12

Dundee

5

4

0

1

11

10

8

Aberdeen

6

2

2

2

10

9

6

Hibernian

6

2

1

3

9

7

5

St Bernardís

5

1

2

2

6

8

4

Falkirk

6

2

0

4

11

18

4

Leith Athletic

6

0

1

5

4

16

1

 

 

 

 

1904-05 East of Scotland League

 

 

Aber

Dund

Heart

Hib

Falk

Leith

StB

Aberdeen

 

26 Sep

1-0

1 May

3-1

3 Jan

3-1

13 May

2-0

15 Aug

1-1

2 Jan

6-2

Dundee

29 Apr

2-1

 

10 Apr

3-0

10 Oct

1-1

11 Feb

0-1

2 Jan

6-0

18 Mar

6-0

Heart of Midlothian

10 May

1-1

4 Jan

0-0

 

 

23 Aug

1-2

25 Mar

4-0

29 Apr

4-1

Hibernian

15 May

1-0

17 Apr

1-2

8 Oct

2-2

 

28 Aug

0-1

29 Apr

2-1

5 Sep

1-1

Falkirk

25 Apr

2-1

15 Apr

1-1

5 Sep

1-2

11 Apr

2-0

 

8 Apr

2-0

10 May

2-0

Leith Athletic

22 Apr

2-0

1 Apr

2-1

13 May

1-2

25 Feb

1-2

22 Aug

3-2

 

17 Apr

1-1

St Bernardís

 

 

8 May

1-2

13 May

0-3

22 Apr

2-2

 

 

 

15 Aug Hearts v Hibernian 2-0 abandoned after 80 mins

Both Hibernian v St Bernardís games played at Easter Road

Both Hibernian v Aberdeen games played at Pittodrie

Falkirkís games against Leith and Hibernian during August, were played during the 1905-06 season

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Falkirk

12

7

2

3

18

12

16

Dundee

11

5

3

3

22

8

13

Heart of Midlothian

11

5

3

3

19

15

13

Aberdeen

11

5

2

4

19

13

12

Hibernian

11

4

3

5

14

14

11

Leith Athletic

11

3

2

6

12

23

8

St Bernardís

9

0

3

6

8

27

3

 

 

 

1905-06 East of Scotland League

 

 

Aber

Dund

Heart

Hib

Falk

Leith

StB

Aberdeen

 

16 Aug

2-2

 

5 May

2-0

14 Apr

4-0

 

 

Dundee

 

 

 

Apr

0-0

10 Feb

2-1

 

24 Mar

2-0

Heart of Midlothian

24 Mar

1-3

17 Mar

3-1

 

 

 

14 May

3-2

 

Hibernian

 

 

15 Aug

0-1

 

 

7 Apr

1-0

 

Falkirk

 

 

8 May

0-5

2 May

1-0

 

 

2 Jan

3-2

Leith Athletic

7 May

2-3

5 May

2-2

 

 

21 Apr

2-0

 

 

St Bernardís

15 Aug

0-0

 

5 May

0-5

4 Apr

0-0

 

2 May

2-0

 

 

Teams played each other once only

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Heart of Midlothian

6

5

0

1

18

6

10

Aberdeen

6

4

2

0

14

5

10

Dundee

6

2

3

1

9

8

7

St Bernardís

6

1

2

3

4

10

4

Falkirk

6

2

0

4

5

15

4

Hibernian

6

1

2

3

1

4

4

Leith Athletic

6

1

1

4

8

11

3

 

Play-off

15 Aug 1906 Heart of Midlothian v Aberdeen 3-3 at Tynecastle Park, this game also counted towards the 1906-07 competition

27 Sep 1906 Aberdeen v Heart of Midlothian 2-0 at Pittodrie Park

 

 

 

 

1906-07 East of Scotland League

 

 

Aber

Dund

Heart

Hib

Falk

Leith

StB

Aberdeen

 

22 Sep

2-4

 

 

10 Sep

6-1

20 Sep

1-2

 

Dundee

 

 

8 Oct

1-1

15 Aug

2-1

15 Sep

2-0

4 May

5-1

27 Apr

2-1

Heart of Midlothian

15 Aug

3-3

 

 

 

20 Aug

5-2

 

 

Hibernian

 

 

 

 

 

26 Jan

1-1

 

Falkirk

 

 

 

2 Feb

1-1

 

15 Aug

3-2

11 May

2-0

Leith

 

 

 

 

 

99 Max

9-9

 

St Bernardís

 

 

 

 

 

 

99 Max

9-9

 

Teams played each other once only

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Dundee†††††††††††

6

5

1

0

16

6

11

Heart of Midlothian

4

2

2

0

8

6

6

Falkirk

6

2

1

3

8

13

5

Leith

5

2

1

2

7

11

5

Aberdeen

5

1

2

2

13

11

4

Hibernian

5

0

3

2

5

6

3

St Bernardís

2

0

0

2

1

4

0

 

All the fixtures were not completed and Dundee were awarded the championship

 

 

 

 

 

1907-08 East of Scotland League

 

 

Aber

Dund

Heart

Hib

Falk

Leith

Aberdeen

 

 

 

 

29 Apr

1-1

 

Dundee

15 Aug

4-1

 

 

14 Oct

1-1

 

 

Heart of Midlothian

27 Apr

2-1

 

 

1 Jan

0-4

21 Aug

4-0

 

Hibernian

 

 

 

 

 

15 Aug

2-0

Falkirk

 

11 Apr

0-2

 

19 Aug

1-1

 

26 Aug

3-0

Leith

 

 

19 Aug

0-1

 

 

 

 

Teams played each other once only

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Hibernian†††††††

4

2

2

0

8

2

6

Heart of Midlothian

4

3

0

1

7

5

6

Dundee

3

2

1

0

7

2

5

Falkirk

5

1

2

2

5

8

4

Aberdeen

3

0

1

2

3

7

1

Leith

3

0

0

3

0

6

0

 

Competition unfinished

 

 

 

 

 

1908-09 North-Eastern Cup

First Round

17 AugAberdeen v Heart of Midlothian 0-1 protest

14 OctAberdeen v Heart of Midlothian 1-0 at Dens Park, Dundee

24 AugLeith v Hibernian 1-0

 

Semi-final

25 Dec Aberdeen v Falkirk 2-1

10 Apr Leith v Dundee 2-1

 

Final at Dens Park, Dundee

17 Apr Dundee v Aberdeen 9-2

 

 

 

 

1909-10 North-Eastern Cup

First Round

11 Sep Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian 3-0

11 Sep Aberdeen v Dundee0-1

Semi-final

25 Sep Heart of Midlothian v Dundee 0-0

4 Oct Dundee v Heart of Midlothian 2-3

3 Jan Falkirk v Leith 2-3

Final at Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh

25 Apr Heart of Midlothian v Leith 3-0

 

 

 

 

1910-11 North-Eastern Cup

First Round

10 Sep Dundee v Hibernian 1-2

10 Sep Raith Rovers v Heart of Midlothian 1-3

10 Sep Falkirk v Aberdeen 4-2

 

Semi-final

15 Apr Hibernian v Leith 5-0

24 Apr Heart of Midlothian v Falkirk 1-3

 

Final at Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh

27 Apr Hibernian v Falkirk 1-0

 

 

 

 

1911-12 North-Eastern Cup

First Round

9 Sep Raith Rovers v Falkirk 0-2

9 Sep Heart of Midlothian v Aberdeen 4-3

 

Semi-final

9 Sep Hibernian v Dundee 0-2

2 Jan Heart of Midlothian v Falkirk 1-3

 

Final at Dens Park, Dundee

8 Apr Falkirk v Dundee 1-0

1912-13 North-Eastern Cup

First Round

14 Sep Hibernian v Dundee 0-1

 

Semi-final

14 Sep Heart of Midlothian v Aberdeen 4-0

5 Oct Dundee v Falkirk2-0

 

Final at Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh

2 Jan Heart of Midlothian v Falkirk 3-0

 

 

 

 

1913-14 North-Eastern Cup

First round

3 Apr Heart of Midlothian v Falkirk 4-1

20 Apr Aberdeen v Dundee 1-0

 

Final at Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh

28 Apr Aberdeen v Heart of Midlothian 1-0