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South of Scotland League

The first attempt at league football in the South West came the year after the first non-League competitions had appeared. The first attempt at league football came the year after the first non-League competitions had appeared. Of the clubs taking part in the first South of Scotland League in 1892-93, only Mauchline had previous league experience, having finished eighth in the Ayrshire League in 1891-92. Due to the clubs preferring to play in cup competitions and traditional friendlies most of the fixtures weren't played and the competition was subsequently abandoned.

The second, present version was formed in 1946. The new league couldn’t use the name Southern Counties League because two of its members, the reserve XIs of Ayr United and Kilmarnock were not members of the Southern Counties FA.

League winners
1892-93 unfinished

1946-47 Ayr United 'A' (beat Stranraer in play-off)
1947-48 Ayr United 'A'
1948-49 Stranraer
1949-50 Tarff Rovers
1950-51 Newton Stewart
1951-52 Wigtown & Bladnoch
1952-53 Tarff Rovers
1953-54 Wigtown & Bladnoch
1954-55 St Cuthbert Wanderers
1955-56 Newton Stewart
1956-57 St Cuthbert Wanderers
1957-58 Greystone Rovers
1958-59 St Cuthbert Wanderers
1959-60 Stranraer reserves
1960-61 Stranraer reserves
1961-62 Stranraer reserves
1962-63 Tarff Rovers
1963-64 Tarff Rovers
1964-65 Threave Rovers
1965-66 Stranraer reserves
1966-67 Stranraer reserves
1967-68 Stranraer reserves
1968-69 Threave Rovers
1969-70 Stranraer reserves
1970-71 St Cuthbert Wanderers
1971-72 Threave Rovers
1972-73 Stranraer reserves
1973-74 Stranraer reserves
1974-75 Stranraer reserves
1975-76 Stranraer reserves
1976-77 Stranraer reserves
1977-78 Girvan Amateurs
1978-79 Threave Rovers
1979-80 Lincluden Swifts
1980-81 St Cuthbert Wanderers
1981-82 Stranraer reserves
1982-83 Stranraer reserves
1983-84 Annan Athletic
1984-85 Dalbeattie Star
1985-86 Dalbeattie Star
1986-87 Annan Athletic
1987-88 Newton Stewart
1988-89 Dalbeattie Star
1989-90 Girvan
1990-91 Maxwelltown HSFP
1991-92 Wigtown & Bladnoch
1992-93 Threave Rovers
1993-94 Threave Rovers
1994-95 Threave Rovers
1995-96 St Cuthbert Wanderers
1996-97 Queen of the South reserves
1997-98 Tarff Rovers
1998-99 Tarff Rovers
1999-00 Tarff Rovers
2000-01
abandoned because of a foot and mouth outbreak
2001-02 Tarff Rovers
2002-03 Stranraer Athletic
2003-04 Stranraer Athletic
2004-05 Stranraer Athletic
2005-06 Threave Rovers
2006-07 Threave Rovers
2007-08 Crichton
2008-09 Threave Rovers
2009-10 Threave Rovers
2010-11 Threave Rovers
2011-12 Dalbeattie Star
2012-13 Dalbeattie Star
2013-14 Wigtown and Bladnoch
2014-15 Wigtown and Bladnoch
2015-16

League Cup winners
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Newton Stewart
Wigtown & Bladnoch
Wigtown & Bladnoch
St Cuthbert Wanderers
Tarff Rovers
Tarff Rovers
Stranraer reserves
Stranraer reserves
Newton Stewart
Tarff Rovers
Tarff Rovers
Stranraer reserves
Threave Rovers
Stranraer reserves
Tarff Rovers
Tarff Rovers
Threave Rovers
Tarff Rovers
Stranraer reserves
St Cuthbert Wanderers
St Cuthbert Wanderers
Threave Rovers
St Cuthbert Wanderers
Stranraer reserves
St Cuthbert Wanderers
Girvan
Stranraer reserves
Girvan
Lincluden Swifts
Lincluden Swifts
Threave Rovers
St Cuthbert Wanderers
Annan Athletic
Wigtown & Bladnoch
Annan Athletic
Newton Stewart
Wigtown & Bladnoch
Threave Rovers
Dalbeattie Star
Threave Rovers
Threave Rovers
Girvan
Dalbeattie Star
Threave Rovers
Wigtown & Bladnoch
St Cuthbert Wanderers
Queen of the South reserves
Tarff Rovers
Tarff Rovers
Tarff Rovers
Newton Stewart
Girvan
Crichton
Stranraer Athletic
Annan Athletic reserves
Creetown
Threave Rovers
St Cuthbert Wanderers
St Cuthbert Wanderers
Stranraer reserves
Dalbeattie Star
Dalbeattie Star

 


 

 

Membership

 

Abbey Vale

Annan Athletic

Annan Athletic reserves

Ayr United 'A'

Crichton Royal

Creetown

Dalbeattie Star

Dalbeattie Star reserves

Dumfries

Dumfries High School Former Pupils

Dumfries United

Dumfries YMCA

Edusport Academy

Fleet Star

Girvan

Glenluce

Gretna reserves

Gretna Community

Greystone Rovers

Heathhall Athletic

Heston Rovers

Kilmarnock 'A'

Lincluden Swifts

Lochar Thistle

Maxwelltown High School Former Pupils

Mid-Annandale

Newton Stewart

Nithsdale Wanderers (1)

Nithsdale Wanderers (2)

Queen of the South reserves

RAF West Freugh

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Solway Star

Stranraer

Stranraer reserves

Stranraer Athletic

Tarff Rovers

Threave Rovers

Upper Annandale

Whithorn

Wigtown & Bladnoch
 

2001-

1977-1987

1987-1991, 1992-2009

1946-48

1992-2015

1946-48, 1972-

1946-47, 1976-2001, 2009-2012

2001-2009

2000-2008

1994-2000

1987-88

2014-

2014-

2004-

1951-62, 1975-2005

1948-50

2001-03

1991-92

1956-58

1948-50

2008-

1946-48

1977-80

2013-

1990-2000

2003-

1946-

1946-47, 1948-50

2001-

1972-73, 1992-93, 1996-97, 2003-04

1948-49

1946-

1946-47

1946-49

1949-88, 1990-91, 2003-04. 2007-2012

1995-2008

1946-88, 1990-2003

1959-1998, 2004-2012

2014-

1946-59, 1962-63, 1964-69

1946-

 

Notes:

Crichton was known as Blackwood Dynamos until 1999. The club was supposed to be called Crichton Royal, but the suffix has never been used.

Dumfries was formed by the merger of Dumfries High School Former Pupils and Dumfries Amateurs.

Heston Rovers Youth FC, who were formed in 1978, merged with Dumfries in 2008 retaining Heston Rovers as the name of the new club.

 

The following clubs have all resigned during the season:

Creetown 1975-76

Girvan 1978-79

Gretna Community 1991-92

RAF West Freugh 1948-49

St Cuthbert Wanderers 1977-78

Wigtown & Bladnoch 1962-63 and 1972-73

Dumfries United actually resigned before the season started.

 

Three clubs ie Annan Athletic (since 1987), Dalbeattie Star (2001-2009) and Threave Rovers (1998-2004) have all ran teams in the East of Scotland League.

 

1892-93

5KRV

Cron

Lane

Luga

Mauc

QoS

Sprin

5th Kirkcudbrightshire RV

 

2 Jan

4-1

28 Jan

9-1

10 Sep

6-0

4 Feb

7-1

8 Oct

3-4

25 Mar

4-0

Cronberry Eglinton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lanemark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lugar Boswell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mauchline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen of the South Wanderers

8 Apr

5-0

27 Aug

7-5

 

 

 

 

 

Springbank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1892-93 unfinished

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

5th Kirkcudbrightshire Rifle Volunteers

Queen of the South Wanderers

Mauchline

Cronberry Eglinton

Lugar Boswell

Springbank

Lanemark

8

4

3

4

1

3

1

5

3

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

3

0

1

2

1

3

1

30

18

9

14

0

4

1

14

8

13

14

6

12

9

10

7

4

3

0

0

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