Scottish League Index
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The league was re-organised at the end of the 1974-75 season. The teams finishing in the top ten positions of the old Division One in 1974-75 formed the new Premier Division for season 1975-76. The remaining eight teams of the old Division One formed the new Division One along with the top six teams from the old Division Two.
2003 Falkirk 2002 Partick Thistle 2001 Livingston 2000 St. Mirren 1999 Hibernian 1998 Dundee 1997 St. Johnstone 1996 Dunfermline Athletic 1995 Raith Rovers 1994 Falkirk 1993 Raith Rovers 1992 Dundee 1991 Falkirk 1990 St. Johnstone 1989 Dunfermline Athletic 1988 Hamilton Academical 1987 Morton 1986 Hamilton Academical 1985 Motherwell 1984 Morton 1983 St. Johnstone 1982 Motherwell 1981 Hibernian 1980 Heart Of Midlothian 1979 Dundee 1978 Morton 1977 St. Mirren 1976 Partick Thistle
Index | Champions 1947 | Summary 1976 | Overall summary
3 Morton, St. Johnstone, Dundee, Falkirk 2 Motherwell, Hamilton Academical, Raith Rovers, Dunfermline Athletic, Hibernian, St. Mirren, Partick Thistle 1 Heart Of Midlothian, Livingston
Index | Champions 1976 | Overall summary
The 1939-40 season was abandoned when World War II broke out in September 1940 and the Scottish League closed down until 1946. Division Two was called 'B' Division from when the League restarted in 1946 until 1956.
1975 Falkirk 1974 Airdrieonians 1973 Clyde 1972 Dumbarton 1971 Partick Thistle 1970 Falkirk 1969 Motherwell 1968 St. Mirren 1967 Morton 1966 Ayr United 1965 Stirling Albion 1964 Morton 1963 St. Johnstone 1962 Clyde 1961 Stirling Albion 1960 St. Johnstone 1959 Ayr United 1958 Stirling Albion 1957 Clyde 1956 Queen's Park 1955 Airdrieonians 1954 Motherwell 1953 Stirling Albion 1952 Clyde 1951 Queen Of The South 1950 Morton 1949 Raith Rovers 1948 East Fife 1947 Dundee
Index | Champions 1894 | Summary 1947 | Champions 1976 | Summary Div 2 | Overall Summary
4 Stirling Albion, Clyde 2 St. Johnstone, Ayr United, Morton, Motherwell, Airdrieonians, Falkirk 1 Dundee, East Fife, Raith Rovers, Morton, Queen Of The South, Queen's Park, St. Mirren, Partick Thistle, Dumbarton
Index | Champions 1947 | Champions 1976 | Summary 1894 | Summary 1976 | Overall Summary
The Second Division closed down at the end of the 1914-15 due to the World War. When the war ended the Scottish League resisted attempts to reform it, but were forced to re-introduce it in 1921, along with automatic promotion and relegation, when the clubs which had been left out formed their own rival league and poached players from the Scottish League.
1939 Cowdenbeath 1938 Raith Rovers 1937 Ayr United 1936 Falkirk 1935 $Third Lanark (Glasgow) 1934 Albion Rovers 1933 Hibernian 1932 East Stirlingshire 1931 $Third Lanark (Glasgow) 1930 $Leith Athletic 1929 Dundee United 1928 Ayr United 1927 $Bo'ness 1926 Dunfermline Athletic 1925 Dundee United 1924 St. Johnstone 1923 Queen's Park 1922 Alloa Athletic Notes $ Indicates clubs no longer in existence. The town/city of the club is shown in brackets where it isn't obvious from the club name.
Index | Champions 1894 | Champions 1947 | Summary 1894 | Overall Summary
1915 #Cowdenbeath (after play-off) 1914 Cowdenbeath 1913 *Ayr United 1912 Ayr United 1911 Dumbarton 1910 #$Leith Athletic & *#Raith Rovers (shared) 1909 $Abercorn (Paisley) 1908 Raith Rovers 1907 $St. Bernard's (Edinburgh) 1906 $Leith Athletic 1905 Clyde 1904 Hamilton Academicals 1903 *Airdrieonians 1902 *$Port Glasgow Athletic 1901 $St. Bernard's (Edinburgh) 1900 *Partick Thistle 1899 *Kilmarnock 1898 Kilmarnock 1897 *Partick Thistle 1896 *$Abercorn (Paisley) 1895 *Hibernian 1894 Hibernian Notes * Until 1922 there was no automatic promotion and relegation, instead clubs had to apply for election to the First Division. Champions who were promoted are marked with an asterisk. $ Indicates clubs no longer in existence. The town/city of the club is shown in brackets where it isn't obvious from the club name. # Until 1915 clubs which finished equal on points played off for the title. In 1910 Leith and Raith Rovers both finished with 33 points but decided not to play-off for the title and were declared joint Champions. In 1915 Cowdenbeath, St. Bernard's and Leith Athletic all finished on 37 points. There was a three way play-off in which Cowdenbeath beat Leith 1-0 and St. Bernard's 3-1 while Leith beat St. Bernard's 2-1. Cowdenbeath were thus declared Champions.
Index | Champions 1922 | Summary 1894 | Overall Summary
4 Ayr United 3 Leith Athletic, Hibernian, Raith Rovers, Cowdenbeath 2 Kilmarnock, Partick Thistle, St. Bernard's, Abercorn, Dundee United, Third Lanark 1 Port Glasgow Athletic, Airdrieonians, Hamilton Academicals, Clyde, Dumbarton, Alloa Athletic, Queen's Park, St. Johnstone, Dunfermline Athletic, Bo'ness, East Stirlingshire, Albion Rovers, Falkirk
Index | Champions 1894 | Champions 1922 | Champions 1947 | Summary 1947 | Overall Summary
6 Ayr United 5 Clyde 4 Raith Rovers, Stirling Albion 3 Leith Athletic, Hibernian, Cowdenbeath, St. Johnstone, Morton, Partick Thistle, Airdrieonians, Falkirk 2 Kilmarnock, St. Bernard's, Abercorn, Dundee United, Third Lanark, Queen's Park, Motherwell, Dumbarton 1 Port Glasgow Athletic, Hamilton Academicals, Alloa Athletic, Dunfermline Athletic, Bo'ness, East Stirlingshire, Albion Rovers, Dundee, East Fife, Queen Of The South, St. Mirren
Index | Champions 1894 | Champions 1947 | Champions 1976 | Overall Summary
6 Ayr United, Morton, Raith Rovers, St. Johnstone, Falkirk 5 Clyde, Hibernian, Partick Thistle 4 Stirling Albion, Motherwell, Dundee 3 Leith Athletic, Cowdenbeath, Airdrieonians, Hamilton Academical, Dunfermline Athletic, St. Mirren 2 Kilmarnock, St. Bernard's, Abercorn, Dundee United, Third Lanark, Queen's Park, Dumbarton 1 Port Glasgow Athletic, Alloa Athletic, Bo'ness, East Stirlingshire, Albion Rovers, East Fife, Queen Of The South, Heart Of Midlothian, Livingston
Index | Champions 1891 | Champions 1976
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