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Stewartry League

The Kirkcudbrightshire based Stewartry League was formed in 1894-95 with the winners being awarded the St Cuthbert's Cup. St Cuthbert Wanderers, Barholm Rovers, 6th Galloway Rifle Volunteers, Vale of Fleet and Douglas Wanderers all competed while although the Dumfries club Maxwelltown Thistle had expressed an interest the costs incurred by the traveling they needed to do was prohibitive. Due to a harsh winter the first competition was unfinished, but the league ran for another two seasons albeit with only three clubs.
After the Stewartry League disbanded, the three members joined with the seven other top sides in the Dumfries & Galloway region to form the Southern Counties League.
After the Great War, there was a flurry of attempts at creating a viable league structure in the area. The first was the Kirkcudbrightshire League which wasn't actually formed until March 1921.  The league was renamed the Stewartry League for the 1921-22 season. As in the case of other attempts at creating a viable league competition, cup competitions got in the way and the championship was unfinished.
The St Cuthbertís Cup was a presented by St Cuthbertís Wanderers as a knockout competition between 1892 and 1894. It was awarded to the winners of the Kirkcudbrightshire League in 1921-22 and since 1927-28 to the winners of the Southern Counties and South of Scotland Leagues.

Winners
1894-95 unfinished
1895-96 St Cuthbert Wanderers
1896-97 6th Galloway Rifle Volunteers

1921-22 unfinished

 

1894-95

6GRV

Barh

Doug

StCW

VoF

6th Galloway RV

 

X

 

 

 

 

Barholm Rovers

 

X

13 Apr

3-3

 

 

Douglas Wanderers

23 Mar

1-5

 

X

 

 

St Cuthbert Wanderers

 

 

 

 

X

 

Vale of Fleet

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

1894-95 unfinished

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Barholm Rovers

6th Galloway Rifle Volunteers

Vale of Fleet

Douglas Wanderers

5

5

4

3

5

4

3

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

1

1

1

2

2

4

24

23

20

4

11

21

9

15

14

23

8

7

4

2

1

 

1895-96

Barh

Doug

StCW

Barholm Rovers

 

X

 

D-D

Douglas Wanderers

 

 

X

 

St Cuthbert Wanderers

 

 

 

X

 

1895-96

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Douglas Wanderers

Barholm Rovers

4

4

4

2

2

1

1

0

1

1

2

2

10

8

3

3

10

8

5

4

3

 

1896-97

6GRV

Doug

StCW

6th Galloway RV

 

X

W-L

D-D

Douglas Wanderers

 

L-W

X

 

St Cuthbert Wanderers

 

L-W

W-L

X

 

1896-97

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

6th Galloway Rifle Volunteers

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Douglas Wanderers

4

3

3

3

1

0

1

1

0

0

1

3

15

7

1

1

10

12

7

3

0

 

 

 

1921-22 unfinished

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Vale of Fleet

Newton Stewart

Creetown

3

6

2

3

2

2

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

3

1

2

6

10

6

6

3

13

5

7

5

5

2

2