Historical Football Kits


Irn Bru Scottish Second Division 2008 - 2009

At the end of the season the team finishing in first place is automatically promoted to the Scottish First Division. The teams finishing second, third and fourth compete in a play-off competition with the ninth placed club from the First Division to decide the remaining promotion place. The same arrangement applies between the Second and Third Division, which effectively means that a club finishing next to last has a chance to avoid the drop. Stranraer were awarded a promotion place having been beaten in the play-off final when Gretna FC were demoted to the Third Division.

Alloa Athletic


alloa athletic 2008-09 away


Designer: Pendle

Sponsor: MTE

Alloas' new outfit is admirably suited to their nickname of The Wasps. At first glance it is not very different to the kits worn last season but instead of hooped sleeves, a black stripe now extends vertically down the sleeve and across the shoulder, while the hoops themselves are arranged differently. The away kit is unchanged.



Arbroath fc home kit 2008-09



Arbroath fc away kit 2008-09


Designer: Joma

Sponsor: Crown Parks Seaton Estate Holiday Village

The Red Lichties return to a more traditional look this season with a smart strip designed by the Spanish company, Joma. The maroon shirts are offset by a contoured white trim along the shoulders and sleeves and inside the torso. The away kit is a simple affair with minimal trim.


Ayr United

ayr united 2008-09 home kit


ayr united 2008-09 away kit


Designer: Surridge

Sponsor: Paligap Brands Ltd

Ayr alternate between wearing black and white shorts so it is no great surprise that for 2008-09, they are once again wearing all-white. To commemorate 100 years of football at the club's home ground, the words "Somerset Park 1888-2008" are embroidered below the badge.


Brechin City


brechin city 2008-09 away kit


Designer: Macron

Sponsor: Mackie Motors (H), Northern Hotel (A)

Brechin's home and away kits are unchanged from last season.

Reporter - Alick Milne.


East Fife

east fife home kit 2008-09


Home from 7 March

east fife away kit 2008-09


Designer: Hummel

Sponsor: The Largo Trust (Home), RH Taxis (Home from 7 March 2009), Pinpoint Ltd (Away)

The reintroduction of white shorts and a deeper shade of gold will be welcomed by supporters who hanker to see their team play in a more traditional outfit than has been evident in recent seasons. In fact the combination of gold and black striped shirts with white shorts was worn by the club from 1922 until 1970 and has been revived several times since the 1980s. The all-gold sleeves and assymetric shoulder trim are a modern innovation. The green and white away kit is an off-the-peg outfit by Hummel that recalls the clubs original colours from 1903.

The Largo Trust suffered financial difficulties and was replaced by a new home shirt sponsor following a lottery in early March.

My thanks to Graeme Houston, HFK's regular contributor from Methil.



peterhead home kit 2008-09


peterhead away kit 2008-09


Designer: Hummel

Sponsor: Les Taylor Group

Last season's kits are being used again by the Blue Toon: designed by Hummel, these lack the repeated "V" motif that is usually associated with the Danish company. Instead pairs of chevrons appear in outline only while the sleeves and side panels are in a slightly darker shade than the main body.


Queen's Park

queen's park 2008-09 home kit


queen's park 2008-09 away kit


Designer: Joma

Sponsor: Irn Bru

Joma's latest version of the Spiders' hooped shirts combines tradition with a few modern touches - it is unthinkable that Queen's Park would ever play in anything else. The hoops now loop over the shoulder and there is a curved black flash on each sleeve. The change kit is in the usual blue and orange, the colours of the club's sponsor.


Raith Rovers

raith rovers 2008-09 home kit


raith rovers 2008-09 away kit


Designer: Puma

Sponsor: Penman Kirkcaldy Ltd

2008 marks Raith's 125th anniversary and to mark the occasion, Puma have designed a special commemorative kit that is based on the halved shirts worn in 1887. The badge is edged in gilt and has "125 years" embroidered below, while Puma's own logos are rendered in metallic gold. The overall effect is a striking kit that should be popular with supporters and collectors alike. The new away kit is an interesting shade of silver with crimson trim.

Thanks to JB Knight.


Stirling Albion

stirling albion 2008-09


stirling albion away kit 2008-09


Designer: Vandanel

Sponsor: Prudential Insurance

You cannot get much more simple than the Bino's new kits - all-red at home and all-blue for their away change kit.

Thanks to Alan McAndrew and Alick Milne.



stranraer 2008-09 home kit


stranraer 2008-09 away kit


Designer: Nike

Sponsor: Stena Line

Stranraer have adopted an all-blue home kit from the Nike catalogue, a style last worn by the team in the 2000-01 season. The away kit is a simple all-white affair.

Thanks to Marc Hitchman.