The quarterly magazine which celebrates the history and folklore of Scottish Football.

NEW LOOK - 32 pages, full colour photographs throughout

The latest edition is No. 169, the second of 2024, page down for list of articles

Each edition comprises 32 pages and contains original research on the history of the game in Scotland, its  personalities, players, teams etc. ; reproductions of long-forgotten articles on Scottish Football History ; book reviews, obituaries, exchange of information, and news and views of interest to all those with an interest in the history of Scottish Football.


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A comprehensive INDEX OF CONTENTS  all every issue of SCOTTISH FOOTBALL HISTORIAN, is available for £1 plus 90p UK p&p, or click here for the the contents FREE TO VIEW online.

Contents of the current issue, 169, 2nd of 2024, include:

Frank Coulston, A Lifetime in Football interview (Partick Thistle, Stranraer, Stenhousemuir, SFA Coach)


The Intermediate Dispute 1927 to 1931 by Douglas Gorman


Foreign born players in the SPFL Premiership – 69%


Belfast Caledonian by Trevor Clydesdale


Irvine Meadow XI and the 1934 St Vincent de Paul Charity Cup by Gordon McCreath


Queen’s Park Champions of Britain 1890 and 1893, Part 9 of the series by Forrest Robertson


Hugh Stewart, Aberdeen, St Rochs, Third Lanark


Battlefield – 1873 to 1888 or 1897 by John Weir


Roddie Davidson, Inverness Caledonian’s Record Holder by Ian Davidson


Queen’s Park: the hunt for Eglinton Terrace – update and correction


Book Review:  St Johnstone : Matches in Dispatches by Alastair Blair and Brian Doyle.


Obituaries of


Tony Bryden – Hibs, Kilbirnie Ladeside, Stranraer, Blantyre Vics, Cumnock, Arbroath


Denis Connaghan, St Mirren, Yoker Athletic, Renfrew, Baltimore Bays, Celtic, Ayr United, Morton, Clyde, Arthurlie, Neilston


Ian Dair – Stirling Albion, Glenrothes, Cowdenbeath, Halbeath, Hill of Beath Hawthorn, Kelty Hearts


Derek Dewar – Bankfoot Athletic, Wick Academy, Brora Rangers, Inverness Caledonian, Rothes, Ross County


Ray Edgar – Hamilton Accies, Duntocher Hibs, Drumchapel Amateurs, Cumbernauld United, Queens Park, Clyde, East Stirling, Queen of the South, Renfrew, Vale of Leven


Tom Gourlay – Airdrieonians, Ashfield, Partick Thistle, East Stirlingshire, Petershill


Bobby Graham – Albion Rovers, East Stirling, Benburb, Stenhousemuir, Pollok


Stuart Gray – Celtic, Giffnock North, Reading, Rushden & Diamonds, Oxford United, Guiseley


Peter Handyside – Grimsby Town, Heston Rovers, Stoke City, Barnsley, Northwich Vics,Hucknall Town


Sandy Kilgour – Dundonald Bluebell, Blairgowrie, Frances Colliery, Newburgh, St Andrews United, Dundee Violet,Perth Celtic, Alloa Athletic, Brechin City


John Lough – Hearts, Preston Athletic, Arbroath, Duns


John McCall – Aberdeen, Dalry Thistle, Ayr United, Craigmark, Airdrieonians, Glenafton Athletic


Willie McCulloch – Alloa Athletic, Airdrieonians, Camelon, Berwick Rangers, Cowdenbeath, Amateur Cup winner


Ian McMillan – Airdrieonians, Rangers, Scotland


Harry Melrose – Dunfermline Athletic, Dalkeith Thistle, Rangers, Aberden, Berwick Rangers


Alastair Petrie-May – Meadbowbank Thistle


Matthew A Rodger – Referee and linesman


David Roy – Linlithgow Rose


Ally Shewan – Aberdeen, Formartine United, St George Budapest (Australia), Elgin City,Ross County, Lossiemouth