Dunbar is a town in East Lothian on the southeast coast of Scotland, approximately 28 miles east of Edinburgh and 28 miles from the English border north of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Dunbar is a royal burgh and gave its name to an ecclesiastical. Until the 1960s the population of the town was more than 3,500. The town is thriving with the most recent population published for the town at 6,940, there are very well regarded primary and secondary schools in town. The town is served by Dunbar railway station with links to Edinburgh. Dunbar is home to the Dunbar Lifeboat Station, the second oldest RNLI station in Scotland, Dunbar is the birthplace of the explorer, naturalist and influential conservationist John Muir. The house in which Muir was born is located on the High Street, there is also a commemorative statue beside the town clock, and John Muir Country Park is located to the northwest of the town. The eastern section of the John Muir Way coastal path starts from the harbour, each year on the last full weekend in September, Dunbar holds a weekend-long traditional music festival sponsored by various local companies. In its present form, the name Dunbar is derived from its Gaelic equivalent and that itself is probably a Gaelicisation of the Cumbric form din-bar, with the same meaning. This form seems to be attested as Dynbaer the seventh-century Vita Sancti Wilfredi, to the north of the present High Street an area of open ground called Castle Park preserves almost exactly the hidden perimeter of an iron age promontory fort. The influential Northumbrian monk and scholar St. Cuthbert, born around 630, was probably from around Dunbar. While still a boy, and employed as a shepherd, one night he had a vision of the soul of Aidan being carried to heaven by angels and thereupon went to the monastery of Old Melrose and it was then a kings vill and prison to Bishop Wilfrid. As a royal holding of the kings of Northumbria, the economy centred on the collecting of food renders and the administration of the northern portion of that kingdom. It was the base of a royal official, a reeve. Danish and Norse attacks on southern Northumbria caused its power to falter, Dunbar was burnt by Kenneth MacAlpin in the 9th century. Scottish control was consolidated in the century and when Lothian was ceded to Malcolm II after the battle of Carham in 1018. Malcolm needed to fill a vacuum on his south-eastern flank. The grant included Dunbar and, it can be deduced, a swath of East Lothian
Perthshire, officially the County of Perth, is a registration county in central Scotland. It extends from Strathmore in the east, to the Pass of Drumochter in the north, Rannoch Moor and Ben Lui in the west and it was a local government county from 1890 to 1930. Perthshire is known as the big county and has a variety of landscapes, from the rich agricultural straths in the east. Perthshire was an administrative county between 1890 and 1975, governed by a county council and this Local Government council was superseded in 1930, when a joint Local Government council was formed with the neighbouring small county of Kinross-shire, linking the two. The parish of Muckhart and Glendevon was made part of Clackmannan District Council, longforgan was included in the City of Dundee District, in Tayside Region Council. The remainder of the council was combined with the council of Kinross, the two-tier system introduced in 1975 was superseded by a system of unitary authorities in 1996. The area of the council is now divided between the Local Government council areas of Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross and Stirling. The area included in Dundee in 1975 was transferred to Perth, the coat of arms of the County of Perth appears to have been granted for use on the colours and standards of the volunteer and militia units of the county raised at the end of the eighteenth century. The grant document was discovered in the Lyon Office in 1890, the shield is very similar to the Scottish royal arms, reflecting that Perthshire was the home county of the House of Dunkeld and contains the former royal capital, Scone. Further royal references are made on the canton, which shows Scone Palace surmounted by the Crown of Scotland, the crest is a Highland soldier, reflecting that the famous Black Watch were formed in the county. The supporters are an eagle and a warhorse, the former from the arms of the city of Perth, of the twelve burghs in Perthshire, only Perth was made a large burgh. There were ten small burghs, Blairgowrie and Rattray being united into a single burgh, in 1947 Pitlochry was created a small burgh. In 1894 parish councils were established for the parishes, replacing the previous parochial boards. The parish councils were in turn replaced by district councils in 1930, the Royal Burgh of Perth originally formed part of the Perth burghs constituency along with burghs in Fife and Forfarshire. The Representation of the People Act 1832 made Perth a separate burgh constituency, the remainder of the county returned a single member as the parliamentary county of Perthshire. The parishes of Tulliallan, Culross, Muckhart, and the Perthshire portions of the parishes of Logie and Fossaway were annexed to constituency of Clackmannanshire, in 1885 seats in the House of Commons were redistributed, Perthshire received three seats. Perthshire Eastern Perthshire Western In 1918 there was a further redistribution, in 1950 it was renamed Perth and East Perthshire. These boundaries continued in use until 1983, when new constituencies were formed based on the Local Government regions and districts created in 1975
Brechin is a town and former royal burgh in Angus, Scotland. Along with the cathedral and round tower, part of the chapel of Brechins Maison Dieu or hospital survives from the Middle Ages, the town is well known for its cathedral, with eleventh century round tower, one of only two of these Irish-style monuments surviving in Scotland. The tower was originally free-standing, but is now incorporated in the framework of the cathedral, the cathedral has been much altered, but still contains medieval work of the 13th and 14th centuries, notably a handsome western tower and processional door. Brechin is represented within Angus Council by the Brechin & Edzell ward, the members elected from this ward are, as of 2012, Mairi Evans, Bob Myles and Jim Houston. Education in Brechin is managed by the Education Department of Angus Council, Brechin City Football Club plays Scottish League football and is currently placed in the SPFL League One. Its ground is called Glebe Park and is situated off Trinity Road, Glebe Park is the only senior football ground in Europe which has a hedge along one of its perimeters. Brechin is also home to the football club Brechin Victoria F. C. who play at Victoria Park. Caledonian Steam Railway Steam railway in the heart of Brechin
Hill of Beath Hawthorn F.C.
Hill of Beath Hawthorn Junior Football Club are a Scottish junior football club from Hill of Beath, near Cowdenbeath, Fife. Formed in 1975, they play their games at the 2. Their colours are red with white flashes and they currently play in the Scottish Junior Football Associations East Region Super League. It is not unknown for Hill of Beath Hawthorn to get bigger crowds at some of their matches than those at Scottish Football League club and their greatest honour came in 1990 when they defeated Lesmahagow in the final of the Scottish Junior Cup. The club were managed by Jock Finlayson from their formation in 1975 until the summer of 2015 when he was succeeded by Bobby Wilson
Bo'ness United F.C.
Boness United Football Club is a Scottish football club, based in the town of Boness. The club is currently a member of the Scottish Junior Football Associations East Region Super League, the club have won the Scottish Junior Cup on three occasions, in 1948,1976 and 1984. They presently play their games at Newtown Park, which has room for around 7,500 spectators and has been used as a football ground since the 1880s. As a result of winning the 2009–10 East Superleague, United competed in the Scottish Cup for the first time the following season, the club eventually reached the third round, defeating Scottish Football League Third Division side Queens Park at home in round two. They also reached the round the following year. Boness United have a rivalry with Linlithgow Rose. The following players all went on to be capped for the Scotland national football team playing for Boness United. Paddy Buckley – St Johnstone and Aberdeen, played in Uniteds 1947–48 Scottish Junior Cup winning team. Donald Ford – Hearts and Falkirk, alex Scott – Rangers, Everton, Hibernian and Falkirk. Jim Scott – Hibernian, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace, Falkirk and Hamilton
Musselburgh Athletic F.C.
Musselburgh Athletic Football Club are a Scottish junior football club based in the town of Musselburgh, East Lothian. Formed in 1934, they have played under different names including Musselburgh Bruntonians, Musselburgh Juniors and Musselburgh Fern since 1898. They were members of the Lothian Junior League, but are competing in the East region of Scottish junior football, of which they, along with all Lothian junior clubs. They also have two Under 14s teams who play their home games at Olivebank weekly on a Sunday morning. The two teams are christened the Musselburgh Athletic Whites and the Musselburgh Athletic Blues, the Whites currently play their games in the SERYFA Division 2 whilst he Blues play in the First Division. In seasons 2010–11 and 2014–15 they reached the finals of the Scottish Junior Cup both times narrowly losing 2–1 to Ayrshire team Auchinleck Talbot
Sauchie Juniors F.C.
Sauchie Juniors Football Club are a Scottish junior football club based in the village of Sauchie, Clackmannanshire. Their home ground is Beechwood Park and club colours are red, the SJFA restructured prior to the 2006–07 season, and Sauchie found themselves in the 15-team East Region, South Division. They finished second in their first season in the division, Sauchie Junior Football Club began as Sauchie Juveniles, which was a league for players up to 27 years of age. Sauchie won the Scottish Cup four times, having won every trophy possible as first class Juveniles, Jimmy Millar, the Secretary decided to go into the Junior grade. In the Clubs second season as a Junior team, it won the East Region League Title, Sauchie Juniors started playing at Fairfield Park, Sauchie, but built a new park for themselves – the present ground – Beechwood Park. This has been developed in 2003 with the building of a new stand an enclosure, jim Wallace went to Dunfermline and won Scottish under-23s and League Caps. More recently Paul McHale moved to Cowdenbeath then Clyde and is now at Dundee, George Connelly – One other Internationalist player who gave great service to the Club was George Connelly of Celtic, but unlike the others, Sauchie was his last club, not his first. Sauchie Juniors won the East Region, St Michaels Cup twice, after winning the East Dryburgh Cup in Season 1982–83, the team went on to defeat the other Dryburgh winners, Sunnybank, East Kilbride and Auchinleck Talbot to win the National Dryburgh Trophy. After a barren spell, in season 2002–03 and then again in 2003–04 we won the Fife and Lothian Cup defeating Glenrothes, in season 2001–02 a team composed mostly of Gairdoch United under 21s, under the guidance of Jan Woojek brought Sauchie out of the doldrums. Willie Irvine and then Neil Duffy continued the growth with Alan McGonigal taking over until he moved on to Super league side Camelon. Grant Brough took over the reins in season 2008–09 finishing third in the league, at the tail end of 2009–10 season Grant and his back room staff were replaced by Fraser Duncan and David Beaton. They took the team to finish in the league and gave them a good grounding of what the Junior game is about. New signings were made for the start of the new season, in 2011 Fraser and his team won the South East Region League to gain promotion to the Premier League. In Sauchies first season in the Premier League, Fraser and his team won the League to gain promotion to the Super League and this was an amazing achievement to be back-to-back League Champions
Camelon Juniors F.C.
Camelon Juniors Football Club are a Scottish football club based in Camelon, in Falkirk district. Members of the Scottish Junior Football Association, they play in the SJFA East Region Superleague The club have won the Scottish Junior Cup once. A previous Camelon side had existed in the Junior grade from 1906 to 1910, the club resigned from the Intermediates halfway through the 1929–30 season and joined the Scottish Junior League which at the time, contained fellow Stirlingshire sides Dunipace and Kilsyth Rangers. Camelon remained with the SJL up to and including its solitary post-World War II season before moving in 1947 to the Edinburgh & District League, the club have played in the top tier of the East Region since 2006 after winning the Lothians League Division 1 in 2005–06. Camelon made their first appearance in the final of the Scottish Junior Cup in 1952, John Hansen, father of future Scotland internationalists Alan and John, played for the Mariners at centre-half. Max Murray also arrived at Ibrox from Camelon via Queens Park, notable ex-Camelon players in more recent times include former Chelsea winger Kevin McAllister and Jack Ross. Ross was a member of Camelons losing 1996 Scottish Junior Cup final side and was capped for the Scotland Junior international team. The team are managed since October 2016 by former Dumbarton striker, Camelons traditional home kit is all red, with the team currently possessing an away kit of blue tops with white shorts
Blairgowrie Junior Football Club are a Scottish Junior football club based in Blairgowrie and Rattray, Perth and Kinross. Their home ground is Davie Park, when the Perthshire, Angus, and Dundee leagues combined to form the Midlands League, Blairgowrie were the league champions three years in a row, winning the league in 1969–70, 1970–71 and 1971–72. They won it for a time in 1974–75. Some 48 players have left Blairgowrie to become Senior footballers, and they include Charlie Thomson, Kenny Cameron, the clubs record attendance is 5,200, which occurred during the 1958–59 Scottish Junior Cup quarter-final replay against the eventual winners Irvine Meadow. Up until the end of the 2005–06 season, they played in Tayside Division One of the Scottish Junior Football Associations Eastern Region, the SJFA restructured prior to the 2006–07 season, and Blairgowrie found themselves in the twelve-team East Region, North Division. They finished fourth in their first season in the division, and in 2007–08, won the league with a game to spare, beating Downfield 6–1 in their final home league fixture. Johnstone YM Trophy - 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65 Midlands League - 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72 Dryburgh Cup - 1973–74 Tayside First Division - 1974–75, 2003–04 St
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic F.C.
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic Football Club are a Scottish junior football club from the town of Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. Formed in 1890 and nicknamed the Rose, they play in the Scottish Junior Football Associations East Region Super League and their home ground is New Dundas Park, and they have traditionally played in red and white hoops. They have won the Scottish Junior Cup twice, in 1966 and in 1978 and their 6–1 defeat of Whitburn in 1966 is a joint record margin of victory in a Scottish Junior Cup final. The team are managed since June 2015 by former Berwick Rangers player and assistant manager, Bonnyrigg and other Junior clubs can now enter the senior Scottish Cup by winning their regional league - i. e the East Superleague - or the Junior Cup. In their first campaign in 2009-10, Bonnyrigg lost in their tie to Highland League club Fraserburgh. Better results were achieved in 2012-13, losing to SFL Second Division side Brechin City in a replay after wins over Girvan, the third Scottish Cup adventure in 2016-17 was very eventful. Rose easily saw off Glasgow University and then defeated Burntisland Shipyard 14-0 and this was followed by wins over Highland sides Turriff United and Cove Rangers. In a big shock, Bonnyrigg then eliminated Dumbarton of the Scottish Championship after a replay to progress to the Fourth Round. The result, an 8-1 defeat, was an end to the run for the team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Crossgates Primrose J.F.C.
Crossgates Primrose Junior Football Club are a Scottish football club based in Crossgates, near Dunfermline, Fife. Members of the Scottish Junior Football Association, they play in the SJFA East Region South Division and they were originally formed in 1926 but folded in 1960 with the club re-forming in 1983. Due to a lack of members, the club withdrew from the league in November 2015. Following the establishment of a new committee in April 2016, Primrose returned to playing competitively for the 2016–17 season, the team have been managed since May 2016 by Andy Brown. Their home ground is Humbug Park, its name deriving from a disused pit of the former Cuttlehill Colliery on which site the ground is located. The park was home to greyhound racing between 1937 and 1953. Crossgates record attendance was 7,600 for a Scottish Junior Cup sixth round tie in 1952–53 against Auchinleck Talbot, the clubs best-known former players are Scotland legend Jim Baxter, who Crossgates sold to Raith Rovers for £200, and his second cousin George Kinnell. Official club site Crossgates Primrose Fold
Carnoustie Panmure F.C.
Carnoustie Panmure Football Club are a Scottish Junior football club from the town of Carnoustie, Angus. Formed in 1936, they are nicknamed the Gowfers due to the towns well-established links to the sport of golf and they play at Laing Park, to which they moved in 2004, having previously played at Westfield Park. The club received significant investment in the late 1990s, which has allowed them to emerge as one of the stronger Tayside clubs participating in the East Region, the pinnacle of their achievements was winning the Scottish Junior Cup in 2004. The club currently plays in the Scottish Junior Football Associations East Region Super League, the club has an Academy with players aged 6–8yrs, a youth set up with teams from 9s to under-19s, two amateur teams using the Carnoustie YM name and four girls teams from Monifieth Ladies. In 2013 the club became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation to provide a pathway for players from Youth to Adult football, in 2013 the club had 350 players across 18 teams