CLUB HISTORY

Dalkeith Thistle was founded in 1892 and currently plays in the Premier Division of the Scottish Junior Football Association, East Region.

We play at King’s Park, Croft Street South, Dalkeith.

A new pavilion was erected in 2007, and floodlights were installed at the ground in 2013.

Nickname – The Jags
Year Founded – 1892
Home Colours – Black and Gold
Away Colours – Blue (Light/Dark)

Club President – Tom Gihooley
Manager – Kevin Haynes
Club Captain – Michael Hunter

Honours:
Edinburgh & District League winners: 1931-32, 1955-56, 1960-61
East Region Division Two winners: 1979-80, 1989-90, 1991-92
East Region South Division winners: 2011/12
East of Scotland Junior Cup: 1966-67, 1971-72
St. Michael’s Cup: 1956-57, 1985-86
Brown Cup: 1955-56, 1969-70
R.L. Rae Cup: 1956-57, 1966-67, 1968-69, 1970-71
Murray Cup: 1956-57
Thornton Shield: 1935-36, 1936-37
Rosebery Cup: 1931-32, 1932-33
Midlothian Cup: 1920-21, 1922-23
Dalmeny Cup: 1910-11
Marshall Cup: 1910-11

Junior Internationalists: 
1927:- William Hare (2 caps)
1932:- William McBurnie
1938:- Charles McLean
1938:- James Matthew
1948:- Tom Darling (2 caps)
1956:- Harry Melrose (2 caps)
1965:- Halliday

Notable Former Players:
• Eddie Connachan – Goalkeeper. Dunfermline Athletic and Scotland
• Willie Stevenson – Rangers and Liverpool
• Harry Melrose – Scottish Cup winner with Dunfermline Athletic in 1960–61
• Alan Anderson – Over 350 league appearances for Hearts and their club captain on over 200 occasions