Referees from Scotland

William Collum
Intl. since: 2006
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In Scotland he is often referred to as Willie instead of William.
Craig Thomson
Intl. since: 2003
Hometown: Paisley
Craig Thomson likes the idea of changing the height of the goals to make the game more exciting.
Hugh Dallas
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Hometown: Lanarkshire
Hugh Dallas MBE retired internationally in 2002 and nationally in season 2004-2005, a year earl
Robert Madden
Intl. since: 2010
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The best refereeing advice Madden said he received was from Tom Wharton. He said you will make mistakes but its how you recover from mistakes that make a good referee€
Stuart Dougal
Intl. since: 1996
Hometown: Glasgow
In a simple accident when he was 21, Dougal broke his back when slipping on ice. After he recovered, he was not able to play football anymore. A friend of his father, Joe Kelly, wh
Brian McGinlay
Intl. since: 1977
Hometown: Balfron / Glasgow
One match in the European Championships. Brina Mcginlay was a well-known referee in Scotland, now often found as an after dinner speaker and news paper commentator on other referee
Robert Valentine
Intl. since: 1980
Hometown: Dundee
Robert Valentine was an important referee in the 80's. Two matches in the 1982 World Cup, many Champions League matches and one group stage match in the 1984 and 1988 European Cham
Kevin Clancy
Intl. since: 2012
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Kevin Clancy is a referee since 2000. He was admitted to SFA Senior List in June 2005 and got promoted to Scotlands Category 1 in June 2009. In 2012 he started his international ca
Douglas McDonald
Intl. since: 2000
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McDonald hates players who try to get their opponents cautioned.
Robert Davidson
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Hometown: Airdrie
Robert Holley Davidson took charge of four matches in three World Cup finals. See his
David Syme
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David Syme was hit by a coin in 1986 in a final at Hampden Park, when Celtic were beaten 2-1 by Rangers in the Skol Cup.
Steven McLean
Intl. since: 2010
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Referee since 1997, Scottish FA senior ref since 2003 and FIFA ref from 2010. Steven McLean is now a category 2 referee, promoted from 4 in 2011.
John Beaton
Intl. since: 2012
Hometown: Strathclyde
On his profile on the site of the university where he works it says In his spare time, John is a Category 1 football referee and officiates at senior matches every weekend.
James McCluskey
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Hometown: Stewarton
Jim McCluskey was a Scottish international referee who was active in the 1990s. He retired from refereeing when he was 49 in 2000. McCluskey was a player for Airdrie. It's hard to
Andrew Dallas
Intl. since: 2015
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Leslie Mottram
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Goals used to have an extra stanchion to support the net inside the goal. In a match Partick Thistle - Dundee the ball hit the stanchion in Partick's goal and bounced back into the
Kenny Clark
Intl. since: 1993
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Kenny Clark broke his leg when he was 15, which hindered his already "limited" playing abilities. He realized refereeing could supplement his student grant while he went through Un
Mike McCurry
Intl. since: 1996
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Thomas Michael McCurry was a FIFA referee from 1996 till the end of 2004. The matches with the highest profile must be the Champions League group stage matches, but for McCurry, th
Thomas Wharton
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Hometown: Clarkston / Glasgow
The renowned Tom "Tiny" Wharton was the referee for the 1962 Cup-Winners Cup Final between Fiorentina and Atletico Madrid at Hampden.
George Brian Smith
Intl. since: 1977
Hometown: Edingburgh
Scotsman George Smith took chrge of a group stage match in the 1990 World Cup finals won by the Czech Republic with a penalty.
John Gordon
Intl. since: 1966
Hometown: Newport on Tay
John Robertson Proudfoot Gordon took charge of two matches in the 1978 World Cup finals. Gordon died in 2000.
Thomas Robertson
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Thomas Robertson (1864-1924) is the referee who took charge of the most matches ("A" internationals) in the 19th century.
Ian Foote
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Hometown: Glasgow
Ian Foote refereed the Scottish Cup Finals of 1975 (Celtic vs Airdrie), 1979 (2nd replay Hibs vs Rangers) and 1981 (Rangers vs Dundee United, including its replay).
John Wright Paterson
Intl. since: 1967
Hometown: Bothwell / Glasgow
John Wright Paterson was a Scottish FIFA referee from 1967 until 1976 when he took charge of two matches at the Olympic tournament. Also a semi final of the 1974 UEFA Cup.
William J. Mullan
Intl. since: 1962
Hometown: Cardenden
William Joseph Mullan was active internationally in the late 60s, early 70s. He took charge of a semi final in the 1972 European Championships. Mullan is one of the very few refs (
Iain Brines
Intl. since: 2003
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Iain Brines thinks there's no better feeling than to be part of a football match and since he wasn't a very good player he became a referee.
Kenneth James Hope
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Hometown: Clakstone
Kenny Hope took charge of a match at the 1988 Olympic Tournament. This is for sure, the other matches we have of him, could also have been officiated by Douglas Hope, another Scott
John Rowbotham
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Hometown: Kircaldy
The Scottish Cup Final in 2005 and then he retired. Internationally he took mostly charge of qualifiers.
William Young
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Hometown: Glasgow
Hugh Phillips
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Hometown: Wishaw / Motherwell
In Scotland there is a Hugh Phillips Award "Awarded to the member who has given outstanding service to the Association, during the previous season or during the term of their membe
Donald Robertson
Intl. since: 2017
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Alastair Mackenzie
Intl. since: 1962
Hometown: Coatbridge / Larbert
Alistair Mackenzie refereed international and European Cup matches as well as world cup qualifiers from the mid 1960s to 1974 when he retired.
Andrew Waddell
Intl. since: 1989
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In March 17, 1991 Waddell showed four red cards in his first Old Firm (Celtic-Rangers or vice versa) derby.
Euan Norris
Intl. since: 2009
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Euan Norris is a UEFA Category 1 referee, promoted at the start of 2011.
Calum Murray
Intl. since: 2005
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Forrest Gump, The Killers (band), Primal Scream, tuna pasta, Lake Garda, these are a few of his favorite things. (scottishfa.co.uk)
John (Jack) Mowat
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Hometown: Rutherglen
"One referee supervisor told me that when he was a young linesman and assigned to Jack Mowat at Starks Park, he noticed the referee leaving the ground and offered him a lift to the
Charles Joseph Richmond
Intl. since: 2003
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If there is one rule in football Charlie Richmond likes to see changed, it's the off-side rule.
Alexander Jackson
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Willie E Webb
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Alan Muir
Intl. since: 2009
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Alan Muir was a UEFA Category 3 referee until the end of 2011 when he was off the FIFA panel.
James Stark
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Thomas Dougray
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Hugh Alexander
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Hometown: Irvine
Hugh Alexander was an international referee in the late 70's, early 80's.
Alan Freeland
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In march 2007, St Mirren officials alleged that Freeland as a fourth referee warned them that he would act against them the next time he took charge of a match with St Mirren as a
Thomas R Park
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James McKillop
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Charlie Faultless
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Hometown: Giffnock
7-5 is still (and probably forever) the highest score ever in a World Cup finals match. Austria against the home team Switzerland and the referee was Charlie Faultless, which is no
Nicolas Walsh
Intl. since: 2018
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Douglas Gerrard
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Hometown: Aberdeen
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Donald Hamilton
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Hamilton is a common name in Scotland. We have two Donald Hamiltons and one Allen Hamilton in our database. This Donald Hamilton was active as a referee in the 1880s so he probably
James Martin
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David Philip
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1912 Olympic Tournament and British Home Championship.
George Mitchell
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Hometown: Falkirk
George Mitchell took charge of a match in the 1950 World Cup finals. The first Scotsman to do so. He was a FIFA referee until the end of 1954.
John Underhill
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Underhill never became a full-time referee, he got enough matches, but the opportunity never presented itself..
Douglas Hope
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Hometown: Erskine
Douglas Hope's last match was the 1994 Scottish Cup final Dundee Utd vs Rangers. Douglas was active at roughly the same time as Kenneth Hope, so we may have mixed up the two.
Peter Craigmoyle
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James Philip Barclay
Intl. since: 1958
Hometown: Kirkcaldy
James Barclay was a FIFA referee from 1958 until the end of 1962. he also appears on the FIFA list in 1953 as a "deputy referee".
Gilbert Bowman
Intl. since: 1957
Hometown: Dumbartonshire
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Alan Ferguson
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Hometown: Giffnock
Alan Ferguson was an international referee in the late 70's, early 80's.
Joe Timmons
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William Syme
Intl. since: 1964
Hometown: Glasgow
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James Campbell
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William Bell
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John McDowell
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William Brittle
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Hometown: Glasgow
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Thomas Small
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Robert F Harrison
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Alexander Stuart
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James Duncan
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Jimmy Duncan played for Gala Fairydean and was actually a very good forward player, but never quite made the big time.
William A Dick
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William A. Dick, a referee from the 19th century, was also the Secretary of the Scottish FA.
Robert Gardner
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A forward and later on a formidable goalkeeper for Queen's Park, Clydesdale and the Scottish national team. Gardner (Nairn, 1847) was also the captain of those teams and as captain
Archibald Webster
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Hometown: Carronshore, Falkirk
Archie Webster was an international referee from the late 60's, early 70's.
William Anderson
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Hometown: East Kilbride
Bill Anderson was an international referee from the late 60's, early 70's.
Morgan Roberts
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John Smith
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Dr John Smith used to be a player for the Scottish national team before he became a referee.
Robert Murray
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Robert Parlane
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A player for Vale of Leven and captain of the national team who took charge of a international match as an umpire.
John Marshall
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John Wallace
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Allen Hamilton
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Hamilton is a common name in Scotland. We have two Donald Hamiltons and one Allen Hamilton in our database. Allen seems to have been a member of the club Queen's Park.
James Walker
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William Crombie
Intl. since: 1984
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Thomas Devlin
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Hugh Williamson
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Hometown: Renfrew
Hugh Williamson was an international referee in the 80's.
Stuart Lawrie
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Joe Jackson
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Mungo Charles Hutton
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H.E. Hull
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Sydney Broadfoot
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William Mitchell
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In the early early days of football there were no standard rules, for instance the rule for throwing in: At the annual meeting of the Scottish Association, 3rd Septembe
Thomas Lawrie
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Member of the Scottish team Queen's Park and was an occasional referee and umpire. Thomas Lawrie was a major in the 3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers. He died in 1904.
Archibald Rae
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Archibald Rae stood at the birth of the Scottish competition. It was Rae, in the capacity of the secretary of a team called Queen's Park FC (not to be confused with the later QPR),
Peter Fitzpatrick
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Hometown: Glasgow
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William Keay
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The friendly match between Scotland and England in 1872 is considered the first ever international football match, which makes William Keay the first ever international referee.
William Crawford
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James Callaghan
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Hometown: Glasgow
Jim Callaghan was an international referee from the late 60's, early 70's.
James MacFarlane
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Thomas Rollo Kyle
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Hometown: Bishopbriggs
Rollo Kyle was an international referee in the 70's.
Donald Hamilton
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Hamilton is a common name in Scotland. We have two Donald Hamiltons and one Allen Hamilton in our database. This Donald Hamilton was active internationally in the 1930s.
Paul Robertson
Intl. since: 2014
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Paul Robertson was a FIFA development referee.
Edward Thomson
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Hometown: Edinburgh
Eddie Thomson was an international referee in the late 70's.
W Davidson
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Thomas Marshall
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Hometown: Baillieston
Tommy Marshall was an international referee from the late 60's, early 70's.
W J Brown
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Robert Duncan Henderson
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Hometown: Dundee
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J S Cox
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Arthur Crossman
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Hometown: Edingburgh
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Ernest Hammond Youngson
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Hometown: Aberdeen
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Alexander McClintock
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Hometown: Bishopbriggs
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Frank Sidney Crossley
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Hometown: Motherwell
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Eddie Pringle
Intl. since: 1978
Hometown: Barnton, Edinburgh
Eddie (Edward Hare) Pringle was a FIFA referee around 1980.
William Harvie
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Hometown: Dalry
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Douglas Downie
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Hometown: Edinburgh
An international referee for one or two years until the end of 1980.
John Alister Bissett
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Hometown: Edingburgh
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