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. 167, the fourth 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.


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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, 167, 4th of 2023, include:

Cammy Murray, 33 Years in Football interview


The Spartans – North Edinburgh’s Club by Douglas Gorman


Book Review : History of the Highland League Cup by Ian Davidson and Robert Weir


Map identified location of 1st Hampden Park


Tewfik Abdullah, Cowdenbeath’s Egyptian by David A. Allan


Opening up the SFA Archives by John Weir


Scottish Captains in FA Cup Finals by Forrest Robertson


William Williamson, the true architect of Raith Rovers’ grandstand


Donnie Kerrigan and Willie McIntosh – goals paved way for move toAberdeen by Peter Myers


Irvine Meadow in the Irvine Herald Cup by Gordon McCreath


Little Stories from the SFA Minute Books, 1938/39


Obituaries of


Bert Allan (Lochore Welfare, St Andrews United, East Fife, Raith Rovers)


Joe Caven (Petershill, Campsie Black Watch, Airdrieonians, Brighton, Neilston, Fauldhouse United, Bellshill Athletic, Morton, Raith Rovers, Inverness Caledonian, Addington, Germiston Callies, Stirling Albion, Arthurlie)


Trevor Francis (Rangers, Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest, Detroit Express, Manchester City, Sampdoria, Atalanta, QPR, Sheffield Wednesday, Crystal Palace, England)


John Hollins (Chelsea and England, a briefly Raith Rovers)


Tommy McGinn (Queen of the South, Glenafton Athletic, Kello Rovers, Auchinleck Talbot, Corby Town, Cumnock, Annbank United, Troon)


Ron McKinnon (Rangers and Scotland, Durban United, Benburb, Dunipace)


Tommy Moller Neilsen (Copenhagen,Odense, Rangers, Aberdeen, Manchester United, Maccabi Netanya)


Pat O’Connor (Clydebank Juniors, Kilmarnock, Chicago Spurs, Kansas City)


Ally Riddle (Montrose Roselea, Montrose, Dundee United, Brechin City, Arbroath Vics)


Benny Rooney (Cambuslang Rangers, Petershill, Celtic, Dundee United, St Johnstone, Partick Thistle, Morton, Dumbarton, Albion Rovers)


Paul Watchman (Drumchapel Amateurs, Baillieston, Dunfermline Athletic, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, Clyde, Stonehouse Violet, Carnoustie Panmure)


Neil Wilson (Forfar Athletic, Forfar East End)