Match details are given in chronological order, interspersed with match reports and news items reproduced from contemporary newspaper reports.   At the end of each season is a comprehensive summary of each club’s matches, including team lines.


Three clubs dominated Scottish football in the timescale of this second volume.   Celtic won the League twice in three years, with Hearts triumphing in between, following their Scottish Cup win the previous year.   Rangers won the following two Scottish Cup Finals.    Promotion from the Second Division was by election, which the first two champions, Abercorn and Partick Thistle, won, but Kilmarnock failed to win more votes than First Division bottom club Clyde in 1898.


As with the first volume, the final product provides summary data which has never previously been published, and certainly not of the accuracy and detail of what is provided here.   This superb collection of early Scottish football history is now available to buy for £12.95 (softback) plus £3.50 UK p&p from the publisher,
John Litster, 38 Lowther Road, Norwich, NR4 6QW
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It is hoped to reprint Volume 1, which covers the first five seasons from 1890-91 to 1894-95 inclusive, over its 324 pages, when sufficient pre-orders have been indicated to justify the re-printing.   If you are interested in purchasing Volume 1, please email

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Volume 2   1895-98



A comprehensive collection of statistics and newspaper cuttings from the period of three seasons following on from the formation of the Scottish Football League in March 1890, researched an edited by Jorn Inge Hestnes.


Included in the 284 (A4 sized) pages are Scottish Cup ties, representative matches and the many friendly games played by Scots clubs during those three seasons.



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