About  Peebles Rovers

Established in 1893, Peebles Rovers were members of the Scottish Football League Third Division between 1923 and 1926, finishing 14th and 8th in the two full seasons played, and were 14th in the unfinished 1925–26 season.

In total, Peebles Rovers played 86 Scottish Football League matches, winning 28, drawing 15 and losing 43. They scored 159 goals and conceded 190.

 

Their record victory at home was 7-1 against Beith on 18 April 1925. Their best away win was 5-2 against Galston, seven days previously on 11 April 1925.

 

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In 1937, Peebles Rovers moved from their traditional home in Victoria Park to Whitestone Park, after a local businessman successfully managed to acquire planning rights to the eastern end of Victoria Park, intending substantial development that was subsequently curtailed due to the start of World War II.

Peebles Rovers have played in the Scottish Cup proper over twenty times, their first appearance being in 1907-08. They went on to play Hibernian at Easter Road in 1923, holding the Edinburgh side to a 0-0 draw, easily their best result in the competition.

Their final Scottish Cup appearance was in 1965-66, when they drew 2-2 at Dumbarton and took the Sons to extra time in the replay before losing 3-2.

Amongst Peebles Rovers achievements are six East of Scotland League titles.

In the 1966-67, Rovers joined the junior grade of football until they rejoined the senior ranks in the East of Scotland League in 1980-81. In the 2007-08 season, Peebles won promotion to the East of Scotland Premier Division.

The largest crowd at Whitestone Park is recorded as 1,750 for the 4-2 first round Scottish Cup win over Gala Fairydean in 1961.

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