Winners: Heart of Midlothian

Runners-up: Hibernian

Holders from previous season: St Bernard's


Scottish Football Association AGM: Qualifying Cup Proposal

7 May 1895


The Scottish Committee proposed that a qualifying cup should be instituted. Mr Sliman said it would be a stimulas to the young clubs, and would be for the good of football generally. Mr McLean (Ayr Parkhouse), seconded its proposal, as it frequently happened that the exempted clubs snuffed out at the first attempt the qualifying clubs left in. Mr Hood (Ayrshire), was against the exemption rule altogether. He moved accordingly. Mr McCulloch pointed out that the country clubs had a double chance. It was agreed by 28 to 23 votes to have the qualifying cup.



Evening Telegraph (8 May 1895)


Committee Meeting - Exemptions

6 June 1895


The selection of the 16 clubs to be exempted from the preliminary stage of the National Cup competition next season was considered. In addition to the semi-finalists in the last competition, St Bernard's, Renton, Heart of Midlothian and Dundee, it was agreed to exempt Queen's Park and the 7 remaining clubs in the first division of the League - Celtic, Rangers, Third Lanark, St Mirren, Clyde, Dumbarton and Hibernian. For the last 4 places, 6 clubs were nominated, and the result of the ballot was that the following 4 were successful: Leith Athletic (16 votes), Kilmarnock (16 votes), Port Glasgow Athletic (15 votes) and Morton (12 votes). The unsuccessful clubs were: Motherwell (11 votes) and Abercorn (5 votes).

The Scotsman (7 June 1895)


Qualifying Cup First round
31 August 18954th VBSR (Cameronians)0-10Cowlairs 
31 August 1895Abercorn6-2Cartvale 
31 August 1895Aberdeen1-9Victoria United 
31 August 1895Airdriehill2-4Blantyre 
31 August 1895Albion Rovers4-0Dykehead 
31 August 1895Arbroath5-0Brechin 
WalkoverArthurlie   LochwinnochScratched
31 August 1895Ayr Parkhouse3-1Saltcoats Victoria 
31 August 1895Bathgate5-0Linlithgow Athletic 
31 August 1895Beith0-0Kilbarchan 
WalkoverBlairgowrie Our Boys   Vale of AthollScratched
WalkoverBo'ness   KelsoScratched
31 August 1895Burnbank Swifts2-6Partick Thistle 
31 August 1895Clackmannan4-3Helensburgh Union 
ScratchedComrie   Fair City AthleticWalkover
31 August 1895Culter0-8Orion 
ScratchedDalry   Paisley CelticWalkover
31 August 1895Denny Athletic2-1Rumford Rovers 
31 August 1895Dundee Wanderers9-3Forfar Athletic 
31 August 1895East Stirlingshire3-2Falkirk 
31 August 1895Gairdoch2-4Dunipace 
31 August 1895Galston8-0Johnstone 
31 August 1895Garlieston2-3Newton Stewart Athletic 
31 August 1895Glengowan4-1Cambuslang 
WalkoverGrasshoppers   Vale of LevenScratched
31 August 1895Hamilton Academical1-1Airdrieonians 
31 August 1895Hamilton Harp5-2Northern 
31 August 1895Hurlford0-1Annbank 
31 August 1895Inverness Thistle1-1Inverness Caledonian 
31 August 1895Kilbirnie1-3Ayr 
31 August 1895Kilmarnock Athletic4-0Irvine 
WalkoverKilsyth Hibernian   Slamannan RoversScratched
31 August 1895Kilsyth Wanderers1-2Alloa Athletic 
31 August 1895King's Park4-0Duntocher Harpaet
31 August 1895Lanemark4-3Kilwinning Eglinton 
31 August 1895Linthouse2-2Gordon Highlandersaet
31 August 1895Lochee United2-1Dundee Harp 
31 August 1895Lochgelly United5-1Adventurers 
31 August 1895Lugar Boswell7-1Paisley Academicals 
31 August 1895Montrose3-0Arbroath Wanderers 
31 August 1895Newtown Thistle3-3Camelon 
31 August 1895Penicuik Athletic2-2Cowdenbeath 
31 August 1895Polton Vale3-2Bonnyrigg Rose 
31 August 1895Raith Rovers4-3Casuals 
WalkoverRob Roy   Dunkeld and BirnamScratched
31 August 1895Royal Albert0-1Motherwell 
31 August 1895Selkirk3-42nd Battalion Black Watchaet
WalkoverSt Cuthbert Wanderers   Barholm RoversScratched
31 August 1895St Johnstone9-1Vale of Ruthven 
31 August 1895Stevenston Thistle2-2Monkcastle 
31 August 1895Thornliebank1-0Neilston 
31 August 1895Uphall2-5Kirkcaldy 
31 August 1895West End (Oban)4-5Duncrub Park 
31 August 1895Wishaw Thistle8-0BattlefieldBattlefield protested due to ineligible player
Bye5th Kirkcudbrightshire Rifle Volunteers     
ByeMossend Swifts     
7 September 1895Airdrieonians4-1Hamilton Academical 
7 September 1895Battlefield1-1Wishaw Thistle 
7 September 1895Camelon2-2Newtown Thistle 
7 September 1895Cowdenbeath8-1Penicuik Athletic 
7 September 1895Inverness Caledonian3-1Inverness Thistle 
7 September 1895Kilbarchan1-4Beith 
7 September 1895Linthouse7-3Gordon Highlanders 
7 September 1895Monkcastle4-2Stevenston Thistle 
2nd Replays
14 September 1895Newtown Thistle4-3CamelonBarrowfield Park, Glasgow
14 September 1895Wishaw Thistle1-1Battlefield 
3rd Replay
21 September 1895Battlefield1-3Wishaw ThistlePlayed at Fir Park, Motherwell
Qualifying Cup Second round
14 September 18955th Kirkcudbrightshire Rifle Volunteers8-2Cuthbert Wanderers 
14 September 1895Airdrieonians1-0Partick ThistlePartick Thistle protested
14 September 1895Annbank3-0Hamilton Harp 
14 September 1895Ayr5-1Paisley Celtic 
14 September 1895Ayr Parkhouse3-2Glengowan 
14 September 1895Beith1-3Galston 
14 September 1895Blairgowrie Our Boys3-3Arbroath 
14 September 1895Clachnacuddin5-2Inverness Caledonian 
21 September 1895Clackmannan5-0Newtown Thistle 
14 September 1895Dundee Wanderers4-2Duncrub Park 
14 September 1895East Stirlingshire7-02nd Battalion Black Watch 
ScratchedGaelic   Kilmarnock AthleticWalkover
14 September 1895Kilsyth Hibernian2-2Cowdenbeath 
14 September 1895King's Park3-2Mossend Swifts 
14 September 1895Kirkcaldy4-0Bo'ness 
14 September 1895Kirriemuir4-6Dunblane 
14 September 1895Lanemark5-1Lugar Boswell 
14 September 1895Linthouse6-2Cowlairs 
14 September 1895Lochgelly United4-1Grasshoppers 
14 September 1895Monkcastle0-3Blantyre 
14 September 1895Motherwell2-3Abercorn 
14 September 1895Peterhead2-5Orion 
14 September 1895Polton Vale7-1Denny Athletic 
14 September 1895Raith Rovers6-2Dunipace 
14 September 1895Rob Roy2-2Fair City AthleticFair City protested; match declared void
14 September 1895St Johnstone4-2Dundee Hibernian 
14 September 1895Stenhousemuir7-0Bathgate 
14 September 1895Thornliebank0-0Arthurlie 
28 September 1895Wishaw Thistle1-1Albion Rovers 
ByeAlloa Athletic     
ByeNewton Stewart Athletic     
ByeVictoria United     
5 October 1895Albion Rovers5-1Wishaw Thistle 
WalkoverArbroath   Blairgowrie Our Boys 
21 September 1895Arthurlie1-0Thornliebank 
WalkoverCowdenbeath   Kilsyth HibernianScratched
21 September 1895Partick Thistle5-1Airdrieonians 
21 September 1895Rob Roy   Fair City AthleticFair City did not appear; tie awarded to Rob Roy
Qualifying Cup Third round
28 September 18955th Kirkcudbrightshire Rifle Volunteers1-3Arbroath 
28 September 1895Abercorn3-0Kirkcaldy 
12 October 1895Albion Rovers0-2East Stirlingshire 
28 September 1895Annbank3-0Linthouse 
28 September 1895Arthurlie3-2Stenhousemuir 
28 September 1895Ayr7-1Clachnacuddin 
28 September 1895Dunblane2-3Cowdenbeath 
28 September 1895Dundee Wanderers4-1Lanemark 
28 September 1895Galston1-2Lochgelly United 
28 September 1895Kilmarnock Athletic1-3Blantyre 
28 September 1895King's Park1-0Ayr Parkhouse 
28 September 1895Newton Stewart Athletic2-3Alloa Athletic 
28 September 1895Polton Vale3-1Victoria United 
28 September 1895Raith Rovers3-1Montrose 
5 October 1895Rob Roy4-4Clackmannan 
28 September 1895St Johnstone3-1Orion 
ByePartick Thistle     
12 October 1895Clackmannan3-3Rob Roy 
2nd Replay
19 October 1895Rob Roy1-2ClackmannanPlayed at Forthbank, Stirling
Qualifying Cup Fourth round
12 October 1895Alloa Athletic5-4Partick Thistle 
ByeDundee Wanderers     
ByeEast Stirlingshire     
ByeKing's Park     
ByeLochgelly United     
ByePolton Vale     
ByeRaith Rovers     
ByeSt Johnstone     
Qualifying Cup Fifth round
26 October 1895Alloa Athletic0-3


26 October 1895Arbroath3-2

Polton Vale

12 October 1895Arthurlie6-4


26 October 1895Blantyre2-3

East Stirlingshire

26 October 1895Clackmannan3-1


26 October 1895Dundee Wanderers0-3


26 October 1895Lochgelly United2-1

Raith Rovers

Raith Rovers protested
26 October 1895St Johnstone2-6

King's Park



2 November 1895Raith Rovers2-1

Lochgelly United


Qualifying Cup Quarter-Finals

9 November 1895Annbank5-1


9 November 1895Arbroath2-1


9 November 1895Clackmannan0-2

East Stirlingshire

16 November 1895Raith Rovers1-4

King's Park

Qualifying Cup Semi-Finals
23 November 1895King's Park1-2

East Stirlingshire

23 November 1895Arbroath0-0


30 November 1895Annbank4-2



Qualifying Cup Final

7 December 1895East Stirlingshire1-3


Played at Underwood Park, Paisley

Scottish Cup 1st round

18 January 18963rd Lanark Rifle Volunteers6-0Leith Athletic 
18 January 1896Annbank3-2KilmarnockGIANT KILLING
11 January 1896Arbroath5-0King's Park 
18 January 1896Ayr3-2Abercorn 
11 January 1896Blantyre1-12Heart of Midlothian 
18 January 1896Celtic2-4Queen's ParkGIANT KILLING
18 January 1896Dumbarton1-1Rangers 
11 January 1896East Stirlingshire2-3Hibernian 
11 January 1896Lochgelly United2-1Raith RoversRaith Rovers protested
11 January 1896Morton2-3Dundee 
11 January 1896Polton Vale0-3Clyde 
18 January 1896Port Glasgow Athletic4-2Arthurlie 
11 January 1896Renton1-0Cowdenbeath 
18 January 1896St Bernard's8-1Clackmannan 
11 January 1896St Johnstone4-3Dundee Wanderers 
11 January 1896St Mirren7-0Alloa Athletic 
Scottish Cup 1st round replays
1 February 1896Raith Rovers5-2Lochgelly UnitedPlayed at Newton Park
25 January 1896Rangers3-1Dumbarton 
Scottish Cup 2nd round
25 January 18963rd Lanark Rifle Volunteers4-1Dundee 
25 January 1896Arbroath3-1St Johnstone 
1 February 1896Ayr1-5Heart of Midlothian 
8 February 1896Hibernian6-1Raith Rovers 
25 January 1896Queen's Park8-1Port Glasgow AthleticGIANT KILLING
1 February 1896Rangers5-0St Mirren 
25 January 1896Renton2-1ClydeDIVISION TWO BEAT DIVISION ONE
25 January 1896St Bernard's2-0Annbank 
Scottish Cup Quarter-final
8 February 18963rd Lanark Rifle Volunteers3-3Renton 
8 February 1896Arbroath0-4Heart of Midlothian 
8 February 1896Queen's Park2-3St Bernard's 
15 February 1896Rangers2-3Hibernian 
15 February 1896Renton2-03rd Lanark Rifle VolunteersDIVISION TWO BEAT DIVISION ONE
22 February 1896Heart of Midlothian1-0St Bernard'sPlayed at Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh
22 February 1896Hibernian2-1RentonPlayed at Easter Road, Edinburgh

14 March 1896

Heart of Midlothian3-1Hibernian

Played at Logie Green, Edinburgh


Baird, King, Michael   O'Neill