The Scottish football league system has seen a number changes from its inception for the 1890-91 season. From the list of clubs who competed for the inaugural championship, all but three clubs are either defunct or continue to ply their trade in non-league circles.


The teams who competed for the first championship were:

Abercorn, Cambuslang, Celtic, Cowlairs, Dumbarton, Heart of Midlothian, Rangers, Renton, St. Mirren, Third Lanark and Vale of Leven.


Goal difference replaced goal average (which had only been introduced for the 1921-22 season onwards) for deciding placings in the 1971-72 season.


Three points for a win replaced the 2 points system for the 1994-95 season onwards.


Here's how the League structure has been amended over time:


 1891 - 18931893 - 19151915 - 19211921 - 19231923 - 19261926 - 19461946 - 19551955 - 19751975 - 19981998  to date 
First tierScottish LeagueDivision OneDivision OneDivision OneDivision OneDivision ADivision ADivision OnePremier DivisionPremier League
Second tier Division Two Division TwoDivision TwoDivision BDivision BDivision Two

Division One

Division One
Third tier    Division Three Division C Division TwoDivision Two
Fourth tier         Division Three



For those of you all who ever wondered what your club has won, their worst ever defeat, their best win - the answers are all here. For a list of clubs, select from the following list:


AberdeenAirdrieoniansAlbion RoversAlloa Athletic
Annan AthleticArbroathAyr UnitedBerwick Rangers
Brechin CityCelticClydeCowdenbeath
DumbartonDundeeDundee UnitedDunfermline Athletic
East FifeEast StirlingshireElgin CityFalkirk
Forfar AthleticGreenock MortonHamilton AcademicalHeart of Midlothian


Invermess Caledonian ThistleKilmarnockLivingston

MontroseMotherwellPartick ThistlePeterhead

Queen of the SouthQueen's ParkRaith RoversRangers

Ross CountySt JohnstoneSt MirrenStenhousemuir
Stirling Albion Stranraer