Scottish Football Alliance

Fifth version 1939-40


See also

Main index

Club directory

Scottish Alliance overview


During the lull in competitive football in September and October 1939, there were a number of efforts to put together league tournaments. One of these was an attempt at a revived Scottish Alliance put forward by James McKenzie of Edinburgh City. As reported on 26 October 1939, a number of clubs had intimated a desire to be members, namely


Leith Athletic

Edinburgh City

East Stirlingshire




Third Lanark


Heart of Midlothian, St Mirren and Motherwell was also ‘probables’. Celtic, Queen’s Park and Partick Thistle rejected the invititation. Clubs fielding first XIs in the Regional Leagues would play their reserve, or ‘A’, teams in the course of the competition.


As matters eventually turned out, the league didn’t transpire.