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Scottish Football League First Division
Countries  Scotland
Founded 1975
1946–1956 (as Division B)
1893–1946 & 1956-1975 (as Division Two)
Number of teams 10
Promotion to Scottish Premier League
Relegation to Scottish Second Division
Domestic cup(s) Scottish Cup
League Cup
Challenge Cup
Current champions St. Johnstone (2008-09)
Soccerball current event.svg Scottish First Division 2009-10

The Irn-Bru Scottish Football League First Division Championship is the highest division of the Scottish Football League and the second highest in the Scottish football league system.

The division was introduced in 1975–76 in Scottish football to replace the old Scottish Football League Division Two. It contains ten teams and each year the top team is promoted to the Scottish Premier League, subject to meeting the stadium criteria. The bottom club is automatically relegated and the second bottom club goes to an end of season play-off with the second, third and fourth placed clubs from Division Two.

The teams play each other four times with three points for a victory and one point each for a drawn game.



On 20 July 2007, it was announced that Scottish Football League would be sponsored by Scottish soft drink Irn-Bru for the next three seasons.[1]

Teams for 2009–10 season

Listed below are all the teams competing in the season 2009-10 First Division.

First Division managers

The following is a list of the managers for the 2009–10 season in the Scottish First Division. The list is arranged chronologically by appointment.

Manager Club Appointed
Scotland Kenny Black Airdrie United 17 November 2006
Scotland John McGlynn Raith Rovers 20 November 2006
Scotland Gordon Chisholm Queen of the South 7 May 2007
Scotland Ian McCall Partick Thistle 25 May 2007
Scotland Derek Adams Ross County 2 October 2007
Scotland Brian Reid Ayr United 23 October 2007
Scotland Jim McIntyre Dunfermline Athletic 3 January 2008
Scotland Jocky Scott Dundee 30 October 2008
England Terry Butcher Inverness CT 27 January 2009
Scotland James Grady Greenock Morton 31 October 2009


Team Stadium Capacity
Dunfermline Athletic East End Park 12,509
Dundee Dens Park 12,085
Greenock Morton Cappielow 11,612
Partick Thistle Firhill Stadium 10,887
Ayr United Somerset Park 10,243
Airdrie United Excelsior Stadium 10,171
Raith Rovers Starks Park 10,104
Inverness Caledonian Thistle Caledonian Stadium 7,711
Queen of the South Palmerston Park 6,412
Ross County Victoria Park 6,310

Winners of the First Division

Season Winner Runner-up
1998–99 Hibernian Falkirk
1999–00 St. Mirren Dunfermline Athletic
2000–01 Livingston Ayr United
2001–02 Partick Thistle Airdrieonians
2002–03 Falkirk Clyde
2003–04 Inverness CT Clyde
2004–05 Falkirk St. Mirren
2005–06 St. Mirren St. Johnstone
2006–07 Gretna St. Johnstone
2007–08 Hamilton Academical Dundee
2008–09 St. Johnstone Partick Thistle

See also


  1. ^ "SFL ends search for new sponsor" article from BBC Sport

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