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Scottish Federation

Formed in 1891 this league had a brief two seasons of existence.
After the first season, Hurlford and Kilmarnock Athletic joined the Ayrshire League while Burnbank and Glasgow Wanderers left to concentrated on cup-ties and friendlies. Neilston and East Stirlingshire, who transferred from the Scottish Alliance, were elected to make the numbers up to ten. The Scottish  League's decision to form a Second Division in 1893 indirectly caused the Federation to close down. The Scottish Alliance, as the senior non-League body, was used as the backbone for the new section with Motherwell also gaining admission. Four Federation clubs then transferred to the Alliance. With Falkirk and East Stirlingshire entering the Midland League, and Hurlford and Kilmarnock Athletic joining the Ayrshire League the Federation closed down.
The 
Federation was revived for a season in 1899 for a reserve competition.

Winners
1891-92 Arthurlie
1892-93 Royal Albert

Membership

Albion Rovers

Arthurlie

Burnbank Swifts

Clydebank

East Stirlingshire

Falkirk

Glasgow Wanderers

Hurlford

Kilmarnock Athletic

Motherwell

Neilston

Pollokshaws

Royal Albert

Wishaw Thistle

Seasons

1891-93

1891-93

1891-92

1891-93

1892-93

1891-93

1891-92

1891-92

1891-92

1891-93

1892-93

1891-93

1891-93

1891-93

Came from

 -

 -

 -

 -

Scottish Alliance

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

Left for

Scottish Alliance

Scottish Alliance

 -

 -

Midland League

Midland League

 -

Ayrshire League

Ayrshire League

Scottish League

 -

 -

Scottish Alliance

Scottish Alliance

 

1891-92

Albion

Rovers

Arthurlie

Burnbank

Swifts

Clydebank

Falkirk

Glasgow

Wanderers

Hurlford

Kilmarnock

Athletic

Motherwell

Pollokshaws

Royal

Albert

Wishaw

Thistle

Albion Rovers

X

16 Apr

6-1

30 Jan

5-1

3 Oct

7-5

5 Dec

2-4

15 Aug

7-2

27 Feb

7-0

12 Sep

1-1

14 Nov

3-1

29 Aug

2-0

24 Oct

3-1

12 Mar

7-3

Arthurlie

19 Sep

3-2

X

14 Nov

8-0

9 Apr

8-0

19 Mar

5-4

13 Feb

9-0

10 Oct

1-1

29 Aug

9-1

26 Dec

10-2

27 Feb

3-1

6 Feb

3-0

23 Jan

7-1

Burnbank Swifts

26 Dec

2-5

 21 Nov

4-4

X

 21 Apr

6-1

NOT

PLAYED

22 Aug

0-2

12 Sep

3-3

8 Aug

7-1

 19 Mar

 1-1

12 Dec

5-2 

16 Apr

2-2

6 Feb

0-4

Clydebank

5 Mar

0-6

5 Dec

1-3

15 Aug

3-3

X

7 May

3-1

26 Dec

6-3

 30 Apr

2-0

14 Nov

4-2

8 Aug

1-1

19 Mar

3-2 

12 Sep

3-1

19 Sep

5-2

Falkirk

21 May

2-4

3 Oct

2-4

23 Apr

1-0

22 Aug

9-1

X

12 Sep

3-2

19 Sep

1-1

14 May

2-1

9 Apr

4-4

14 Nov

3-2

2 Apr

3-0

10 Oct

7-1

Glasgow Wanderers

19 Mar

2-1

2 Apr

1-2

9 Apr

7-3

29 Aug

2-2

6 Feb

2-3

X

16 Apr

3-0

24 Oct

2-4

14 May

4-3

17 Oct

4-3

12 Mar

3-1

30 Apr

2-2

Hurlford

28 May

6-1

26 Mar

1-6

 26 Mar

3-2

24 Oct

3-0

5 Mar

4-2

5 Dec

5-0

X

22 Aug

2-2

3 Oct

6-0

23 Apr

2-0

15 Aug

3-2

29 Aug

6-3

Kilmarnock Athletic

10 Oct

2-4

30 Jan

1-1

19 Sep

7-2

12 Mar

6-1

30 Apr

1-3

23 Jan

4-0

2 Apr

0-2

X

5 Dec

4-0

13 Feb

0-3 

21 May

4-3

5 Mar

5-0

Motherwell

23 Jan

7-3

7 May

1-5

29 Aug

2-2

10 Oct

5-1

15 Aug

1-3

5 Mar

8-1

12 Mar

3-6

6 Feb

7-1

X

2 Apr

4-4

19 Sep

1-3

21 May

2-2

Pollokshaws

6 Feb

4-2

 24 Oct

2-4

12 Mar

13-3

14 May

2-1

16 Apr

1-1

21 May

6-2

8 Aug

5-4

 21 Nov

5-2

22 Aug

5-2

X

12 May

5-4 

 12 Sep

2-1

Royal Albert

7 May

3-5

22 Aug

4-2

10 Oct

1-3

23 Jan

11-0

29 Aug

4-2

8 Aug

6-0

26 Dec

6-0

 2 Jun

2-3

23 Apr

4-0

5 Mar

6-3

X

14 Nov

4-4

Wishaw Thistle

22 Aug

2-5

8 Aug

6-2

27 Feb

4-4

28 May

5-2

26 Dec

7-3

3 Oct

3-1

30 May

2-0

15 Aug

6-0

24 Oct

6-3

9 Apr

3-2

19 Mar

3-2

X

 

NOTES

5 Dec Wishaw v Burnbank 9-1 (to be replayed)

20 Feb Falkirk v Albion Rovers 1-1 (friendly played due to snow)

20 Feb Motherwell v Arthurlie 2-2 (friendly played due to snow)

28 Nov Glasgow Wanderers v Arthurlie 3-4 (to be replayed)

7 May Motherwell v Arthurlie was played at Barrhead

14 May Glasgow Wanderers v Motherwell was played at Motherwell

 

 

1891-92

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Arthurlie

22

16

3

3

100

41

35

2

Albion Rovers

22

15

1

6

88

52

31

3

Hurlford

22

11

4

7

58

51

26

4

Falkirk

21

11

3

7

63

50

25

5

Wishaw Thistle

22

10

4

8

70

71

24

6

Pollokshaws

22

10

2

10

72

61

22

7

Royal Albert

22

10

1

11

70

55

21

8

Kilmarnock Athletic

22

7

3

12

52

66

17

9

Clydebank

22

7

3

12

45

88

17

10

Glasgow Wanderers

22

7

2

13

45

81

16

11

Burnbank Swifts

21

4

6

11

53

79

14

12

Motherwell

22

4

6

12

58

79

14

 

Burnbank Swifts v Falkirk not played

 

1892-93

Albion

Rovers

Arthurlie

Clydebank

East

Stirlingshire

Falkirk

Motherwell

Neilston

Pollokshaws

Royal

Albert

Wishaw

Thistle

Albion Rovers

X

25 Feb

3-3

27 Aug

5-0

25 Mar

7-1

1 Oct

12-3

28 Jan

1-4

11 Mar

4-0

13 May

2-4

20 Aug

3-0

17 Sep

2-1

Arthurlie

22 Oct

3-1

X

22 Apr

4-1

28 Jan

8-2

27 Aug

7-1

4 Mar

2-1

11 Feb

1-1

25 Mar

2-1

11 Mar

2-2

13 May

2-1

Clydebank

4 Feb

0-6

20 Aug

1-3 

X

29 Apr

2-6

NOT

PLAYED

11 Feb

1-15

NOT

PLAYED 

NOT

PLAYED 

27 May

0-6

18 Mar

2-8

East Stirlingshire

22 Apr

3-3

17 Sep

3-5

4 Mar

7-1

X

1 Apr

1-2

27 Aug

8-3

1 Oct

1-0

4 Feb

5-1

22 Oct

2-2

26 Nov

3-2

Falkirk

13 Aug

5-12

18 Mar

4-3

10 Sep

3-0

8 Oct

0-0

X

12 Nov

1-2

25 Mar

2-2

8 Apr

5-0

20 May

3-3

29 Apr

4-0

Motherwell

1 Apr

5-5

 31 May

8-1

13 Aug

12-4

18 Feb

8-2

11 Mar

8-0

X

15 Apr

2-1

24 May

4-4

1 Oct

4-3

 27 May

2-1

Neilston

10 Sep

5-3

8 Apr

2-0

25 Feb

1-1

18 Mar

2-1

22 Oct

5-1

20 Aug

5-0

X

29 Apr

7-1

28 Jan

2-4

12 Nov

3-1

Pollokshaws

27 May

4-2

18 Feb

2-5 

26 Nov

14-1

10 Sep

7-2

28 Jan

10-2

 18 Mar

2-3

22 Apr

2-6

X

11 Feb

4-7

27 Aug

5-1

Royal Albert

6 May

5-2

12 Nov

3-0

18 Feb

8-2

8 Apr

9-0

17 Sep

4-1

4 Feb

4-4

29 Oct

6-2

1 Apr

4-3

X

22 Apr

2-1

Wishaw Thistle

8 Apr

3-2

4 Feb

4-0

20 May

8-2

13 Aug

7-2

20 Aug

4-2

6 May

5-1

1 Apr

1-4

15 Apr

4-1

10 Sep

2-2

X

 

Clydebank lost the use of their ground after the turn of the year and played the remainder of their fixtures (from 4 Feb 1893) away from home.

Clydebank's games v Falkirk, Neilston and Pollokshawswere all not played with the three latter clubs all being awarded both points

5 Nov Clydebank v Wishaw 3-0 (stopped after 80 mins dues to poor light, the visitors arriving late)

19 Nov Arthurlie v Motherwell 0-1 (stopped after 65 mins due to fog)

19 Nov Pollokshaws v Neilston 3-2 (stopped early due to fog)

3 Dec Motherwell v Wishaw 3-1 (friendly due to snow)

17 Dec Arthurlie v Pollokshaws 0-1 (stopped after 82 mins due to darkness)

24 Dec Arthurlie v Neilston 2-2 (friendly played due to frost)

21 Jan Arthurlie v Pollokshaws 8-1 (replay ordered?)

4 Mar Wishaw v Pollokshaws 6-0 (replayed)

13 May Motherwell v Royal Albert 3-1

 

1892-93

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Royal Albert

18

11

5

2

74

37

27

2

Motherwell

18

11

3

4

86

50

25

3

Arthurlie

18

10

3

5

51

41

23

4

Neilston

18

10

3

5

48

31

23

5

Albion Rovers

18

8

3

7

75

49

19

6

Wishaw Thistle

18

8

1

9

54

41

17

7

East Stirlingshire

18

6

3

9

49

69

15

8

Falkirk

18

6

3

9

39

73

15

9

Pollokshaws

18

7

1

10

65

62

15

10

Clydebank

18

0

1

17

18

106

1