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. 164, the first of 2023, 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.


Each edition costs 2.50 plus 80p p&p (UK only) from John Litster, 
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Bristol, BS3 5JY
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A comprehensive INDEX OF CONTENTS  all every issue of SCOTTISH FOOTBALL HISTORIAN, is available for 1 plus 70p UK p&p, or click here for the the contents FREE TO VIEW online.

Contents of the current issue, 164, 1st of 2023, include:

Champions of Britain Part V by Forrest Robertson, 1883-84

The Story of Juvenile Football by Douglas Gorman

Woolwich Arsenal v Celtic 1906 by Forrest Robertson

Scotland's Canadian Your 1927

William Whyte Carry and his Cup by David A Allan

Cowdenbeath's nicknames down the years by David A Allan

Scotland 0 England 1 1950 by Alex James

Battling the Big Freeze in 1963 by Peter Myers

1953 Ayrshire Juniors Coronation Tournament by Gordon McCreath

Non-League Attendance Records by Douglas Gorman

Book Reviews

Scottish League & Cup Football Vol.10 1919-1922

The Rutherglen Reformer and Cambuslang Journal Reports - Football 1876-1886



Graham McFarlane (Clyde, Clydebank)

Roy McLaren (St Johnstone, Bury, Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town, Aston Villa)

Alec Hutton (Southend United, Stenhousemuir, Tulliallan Thistle)

Jimmy Miller (Dunfermline Athletic, Rangers, Dundee United, Scotland and Raith Rovers)

Ross McCuaig (Dumbarton)

Tommy Morrison (Kilsyth Rangers, Aberdeen, Port Vale, Cumbernauld United, Cambuslang Rangers)

Jim Stewart (East Fife)

John Ritchie (Partick Thistle, Queens Park, Dumbarton, Vale of Leven)

John Duncan (Dundee, Tottenham Hotspur, Derby County, Scunthorpe United,Hartlepool United, Chesterfield, Ipswich Town)

Ken Brownlee (Newtongrange Star, Aberdeen, Third Lanark, St Johnstone, Airdrieonians)

Dave Smith (East Craigie, Burnley, Brighton, Bristol City, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle United, Arsenal, Mansfield Town, Southend United,Plymouth Argyle, Dundee, Torquay United)

Alex McGunnigle (Referee)

Gavin Stokes (Dundee United, Alloa Athletic, Irvine Meadow, Petershill, Maryhill, Kilbirnie Ladeside, Edusport Academy)

Jimmy Elder (Jeanfield Swifts, Portsmouth, Colchester United, Yeovil Town, Dover)

Jimmy Anderson (Forres Mechanics, St Johnstone, Elgin City)

Norrie Davidson (Inverurie Loco Works, Aberdeen, Hearts, Dundee United, Partick Thistle, Margate, Ramsgate)

Jim O'Rourke (Hibernian, St Johnstone, Motherwell)