9 Scottish Football Books Filled With Nostalgic Archive Photos


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New season just underway, explore a selection of titles exploring different aspects of Scottish fitba’ history.

We start with one of the world’s most famous clubs – Celtic…

1. Celtic – In The Black & White era

Celtic Old Firm 1957

A wonderful photo taken during an Old Firm derby in 1957 (DC Thomson)

A memorable slice of football nostalgia, revisit the history of Celtic throughout the black and white era.

Jock Stein

Jock Stein, Celtic Manager, in 1967 (DC Thomson)

Covering decades of club history, this title features iconic players and important moments in the Glasgow side’s long and trophy-laden history.

Featuring previously unseen archive photos, revisit famous names including Johnstone, McNeill, Stein and many more.

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2. Lifted Over The Turnstiles

Aberdeen Supporters 1947

Aberdeen supporters watch their team play Hibernian from the roof of the stand in 1947 (DC Thomson)

The first entry in the popular Lifted Over The Turnstiles series explores 42 Scottish football grounds as they were decades ago.

Muirton Park

Muirton Park, former home of St Johnstone in 1969 (DC Thomson)

Archive photos highlight grounds you, your father, or grandparent will have experienced during the incredible highs and lows supporting their team.

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3. Lifted Over The Turnstiles Volume 2

Forfar Athletic's new stand

Forfar Athletic’s new stand in 1959 (DC Thomson)

Back in stock, Lifted Over The Turnstiles Volume 2 tours some of Scotland’s most famous football grounds during the black and white era.

Taking from the vast DC Thomson archive, enjoy photographs showing grounds full of fans, cheering their team on.

Featured sides include Hibs, Dundee United, Motherwell, and Kilmarnock. Author Steve Finan also dedicates a chapter to Hampden – one of the Northern Hemisphere’s most historic grounds!

Lifted Over The Turnstiles Volume 2

4. Rangers – In The Black & White Era

Rangers playing Everton FC in 1963

Rangers playing Everton FC in 1963 (DC Thomson).

A must-read for fans of one of the UK’s most successful clubs, discover hundreds of previously unseen photos of Rangers during the black and white era.

George Young rangers player

George Young, an integral part of the ‘Iron Curtain’ defence (DC Thomson)

Revisit giants of the club’s trophy-laden history; famous Rangers men featured include Greig, McCoist, Caldow and Jim Baxter.

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5. Lifted Over The Turnstiles Volume 3

Ron Mailer Dunfermline player

Ron Mailer leading Dunfermline out with the Scottish Cup in hand, 1961 (DC Thomson)

Completing the trilogy, Volume 3 sees Steve Finan continue his look at some of Scotland’s best-known football grounds.

Enjoy rediscovered photos of famous venues including Dens Park, Celtic Park, Tynecastle and Love Street!

Dundee FC v A.C. Milan

Dundee FC v A.C. Milan, 1963 (DC Thomson)

Fans will also enjoy a spectacular chapter dedicated to one of history’s most famous matches – the 1960 European Cup final.

A 7-3 thriller between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt, stars playing that day included Madrid legends, Ferenc Puskas and Alfredo di Stefano!

Unearthed decades later, enjoy wonderful shots taken before and during the final as well as the trophy presentation.

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6. We Had A Dream – Scotland Internationals In The Black & White Era

Scotland v Czechoslovakia, 26 September 1973

Scotland v Czechoslovakia, 26 September 1973 (DC Thomson)

A cause that unites the country, explore decades of Scottish national team history with We Had A Dream.

Packed with hundreds of archive photos, read about legendary names including Dalglish, Johnstone, Law, Bremner, Gallacher and more!

Denis Law

Manchester United legend, Denis Law provides the foreword (DC Thomson)

Ballon d’Or winner Denis Law providing the foreword, discover decades of oor national team’s history.

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7. Jim McLean – Dundee United Legend

Jim McLean Dundee United Manager

Jim McLean instructing his players in 1991 (DC Thomson)

The man, the myth, the manager, the legend – read about Jim McLean, the greatest manager to sit in the Tannadice dugout.

Dundee United players celebrate their victory over Rapid Vienna in 1984 (DC Thomson)

Guiding Dundee United during one of the club’s most successful periods, this book features an impressive selection of archive photos accompanied by tributes from players, rivals, media figures and celebrity fans.

Notable names featured include Walter Smith, Maurice Malpas and Chick Young!

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8. It’s A Team Game – In The Black & White Era

Raith Rovers line-up in 1936

Raith Rovers line-up in 1936 (DC Thomson)

Exploring the good (and not-so-good) line-ups from Scottish football history with this next title.

It’s a Team Game highlights the unsung heroes, the quirks, the stars and notable matches when Scottish football was muddier, harder, and for many, better…

Stuffed with line-ups accompanied by archive photos, revisit a huge selection of teams throughout the black and white era.

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9. The Red Army – Celebrating Dons Fans

Alex Ferguson 1986

Alex Ferguson showing off the Scottish Cup to Aberdeen supporters in 1986 (DC Thomson)

A record of the Dons fan experience, The Red Army captures fans following their team through the decades.

Featuring stunning photographs of supporters cheering on their team, packing Pittodrie and going on European adventures, rediscover incredible moments in Aberdeen’s long history.

The Red Army is a must-read celebration of Aberdeen supporters like never before!

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