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. 157, the second of 2021, which includes articles on


The making of Hampden's 150,000 capacity by Douglas Gorman

Willie Groves' Grave by John Weir (Celtic, Hibs, Aston Villa, West Brom)

1915: Nat McLeavie (Irvine Meadow) Wounded in Action by Gordon McCreath

Post-War players from the rest of UK by Jim Stewart

Trouble at Hibs v Hearts 1886 by Forrest Robertson

Robert Smith's Riposte in 1871 by Frank McCrossan

When Rothes joined the Highland League by Peter Myers

Archie Robertson (Clyde, Morton and Cowdenbeath) Remembered by David A. Allan

East Fife v Rangers 1954: a game of two halves by Jim Stewart

What's In a Name by Forrest Robertson

Book Review on Dundee Goalkeeping Greats by Kenny Ross


Obituaries of

Jim McLean (Hamilton Accies, Clyde, Kilmarnock, Dundee and Dundee United)

Tommy Docherty (Celtic, Preston, Arsenal, Chelsea, Scotland, Manchester United etc.)

Johannes Edvaldsson (Celtic, Motherwell, Iceland)

George Gray (Raith Rovers)

Gordon Frew (Dundee & South Africa)

Bobby Davidson (Kilbirnie Ladeside)

Duncan Falconer (Hibs)

Josef Venglos (Aston Villa, Celtic, Czechoslovakia)

John McSeveney (Hamilton Accies, Sunderland, Cardiff, Newport County, Hull City etc.)

Columb McKinley (Vale of Leven, Airdrie, Dumbarton)

Eddie Connachan (Dunfermline, Middlesbrough, Scotland, Falkirk, South Africa)

Russell Brebner (Hill of Beath Hawthorn, Kelty Hearts)

Barrie Mitchell (Arbroath, Dunfermline, Aberdeen, Tranmere Rovers etc)

George Brown (Alloa, St Mirren)

John McGuinness (Albion Rovers, Stirling Albion, East Stirling)

John Grant (Hibs, Scotland, Raith Rovers)

Matt Tees (Cambuslang Rangers, Airdrie, Grimsby Town, Charlton, Luton Town)

Joe Frickleton (East Stirling, South Africa)

Chic McClelland (Aberdeen, Motherwell, Dundee, Montrose)

David Syme (referee)

Davie Sneddon (Dundee, Preston, Kilmarnock, Raith Rovers, Stranraer)



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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