1898–99 Scottish Districts season

The 1898–99 Scottish Districts season is a record of all the rugby union matches for Scotland's district teams.

1898–99 Scottish Districts season
Countries Scotland
Matches played1


Glasgow District beat Edinburgh District in the Inter-City match.[1]

Stevenson for the Anglo-Scots scored the first try on the SRU's new pitch.[2]


Date Try Conversion Penalty Dropped goal Goal from mark Notes
1894–1904 3 points 2 points 3 points 4 points 4 points


Glasgow District: J. G. Couper (West of Scotland), Robert Neilson (West of Scotland), George A.W. Lamond (Kelvinside Academicals), John Tulloch (Kelvinside Academicals), Charles France (Kelvinside Academicals), Bill Donaldson (West of Scotland), John Knox (Kelvinside Academicals), James Couper (West of Scotland), William Thomson (West of Scotland), Gordon Neilson (West of Scotland), John Dykes (Glasgow HSFP), G. Wingate (Kelvinside Academicals), Lawrence Harvey (Greenock Wanderers), J. M. Bell (Clydesdale), Harvey Anderson (Glasgow Academicals)
Edinburgh District: J. Graham (Watsonians), Alf Bucher (Edinburgh Academicals), William Morrison (Edinburgh Academicals), J. D. Little (Watsonians), H. M. Simson (Watsonians), Jimmy Gillespie (Edinburgh Academicals), M. W. Robertson (Watsonians), Bill McEwan (Edinburgh Academicals), W. Dors (Edinburgh Academicals), G. Moncreiff (Edinburgh Academicals), Mark Coxon Morrison (Royal HSFP), Harry Smith (Watsonians), Andrew Balfour (Watsonians), A. Forbes (Watsonians), J. Greig (Edinburgh Wanderers)

Other Scottish matchesEdit

19 November 1898
Midlands District 0 - 8 North of Scotland District
Report Try: J. A. Butchart
H. Butchart
Forthill, Broughty Ferry
Referee: F. A. Lumley (Edinburgh)

Midlands: J. Shepherd (Newport), W. Burrows (Panmure), C. A. Air (Panmure), J. Lockhart (Kirkcaldy), P. Watson (Newport), E. A. Shepherd (Panmure) and T. Longmuir (St Andrews University), T. D. Murray (Panmure), G. F. Whyte (Panmure), D. Meldrum (Dundee HSFP), P. A. Anderson (Dundee HSFP), J. Fullerton (Dundee HSFP), H. E. White (Kirkcaldy), D. L. Barrie (Newport), and T. Gillespie (St Andrews University).
North of Scotland: A. J. Milne (Aberdeen GSFP), J. A. Butchart (Aberdeen GSFP), G. O. Gauld (Aberdeen GSFP), J. Oglivie (Aberdeen GSFP), J. W. Milne (Aberdeen University) W. B. Butchart (Aberdeen GSFP), W. Y. Hay (Aberdeenshire), W. Pope (Aberdeen GSFP), A. B. Butchart (Aberdeen GSFP), W. Irons (Aberdeenshire) and A. S. Pirie (Aberdeenshire), P. Croll (Aberdeen University), A. M. Cran (Aberdeen University), and W. Alexander (University), H. Barker (Nomads).

24 December 1898
Anglo-Scots 5 - 4 South of Scotland District
Try: Stevenson
Con: Gowans
Report Drop: Oliver
Inverleith, Edinburgh

Anglo-Scots: W. Wilson (London Scottish), George Campbell (London Scottish), Douglas Monypenny (London Scottish), John Crabbie (Oxford University), William Morrison (Edinburgh Academicals), M. A. Black (Cambridge University), Frank Fasson (Cambridge University), Andrew MacKinnon (London Scottish), F. A. Davidson (London Scottish), T. Gowans (London Scottish), Graham Kerr (Old Dunelmians, Durham), R. C. Stevenson (Northumberland), A. Davidson (Lancashire), A. S. Pringle (Cambridge University), James Greenlees (Cambridge University)
South of Scotland: J. Hogg (Hawick), Dodds (JedForest), J. Scott (Langholm), Oliver (JedForest), Bunyan (Melrose), Joe Mabon (Jedburgh), Brownlie (Jedburgh), B. L. Greig (Jedburgh), J. Stillie (Langholm), D. Elliot (Langholm), Tom Scott (Hawick), J. N. Corrie (Langholm), Mitchell (Selkirk), Carter (Gala), Jeffrey (Jedburgh)

14 January 1899
Cities District v Provinces District

Referee: John Boswell (SRU President)

Cities District:
Provinces District:

English matchesEdit

No other District matches played.

International matchesEdit

No touring matches this season.


  1. ^ "The Glasgow Herald - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.
  2. ^ https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000060/18981226/034/0008 – via British Newspaper Archive. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)