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

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. sfhindex

NEW LOOK - 32 pages, full colour photographs throughout

 The latest edition is No. 158, the third of 2021, which includes articles on


A History of the ‘S’ (Schoolboy) Form, including a list of League clubs’ first signings on that form.

Cartvale FC – A Brief History by John Weir

Pre-Formation Meetings of East Fife by Jim Stewart

Bobby Walker’s Grave by John Weir (Hearts & Scotland)

Queen’s Park – Champions of the World 1876 by Forrest Robertson

The Auld Brothers – Stevenston’s Finest by Gordon McCreath

Eddie Falloon (Aberdeen & Clyde) by Peter Myers

Eyemouth United Resign

Ron Hunter – Memories of a Young Player in the early 1950s (Glencraig Colliery, Raith Rovers, Thornton Hibs)

Island Teams by Jim Stewart



Obituaries of

Alastair Alexander (BBC Sport)

Jack Bolton (Raith Rovers, Ipswich Town, Morton, Dumbarton, Sauchie

Walter Borthwick (Morton, East Fife, St Mirren, Arbroath, Hearts)

Tom Brown (Kilmarnock, Queen of the South, Newton Stewart)

Justin Crowe (Partick Thistle, Glenafton Athletic, Hong Kong Rangers)

Johnny Glover (Kilsyth Rangers, Dumbarton)

          Stuart Gordon (Kilsyth Rangers, Dunfermline Athletic, Petershill)

Stevie Graham (Forfar Athletic, Brechin City, Cowdenbeath, Carnoustie Panmure)

Alex Kiddie (Aberdeen, Falkirk, Arbroath, Brechin City, Montrose, Forfar Athletic)

Peter Lorimer (Leeds United, York City & Scotland)

Ronnie McCall (Irvine Vics, Ayr United, Stranraer)

Archie Page (Thornton Hibs, Montrose, Glenrothes)

Ian St John (Motherwell, Liverpool, Coventry City, Tranmere Rovers, Portsmouth & Scotland)

Jimmy Stevenson (Hibs, Southend United, Brentwood Town, Chelmsford City, Margate, Dover

Willie Whigham (Falkirk, Middlesbrough, Dumbarton, Darlington)




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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