List of Scottish Premier League clubs

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The following is a list of teams who played in the Scottish Premier League at any time following its formation in 1998. Founder members are indicated in italics.

Club Town or city Total
seasons
Total
spells
Longest
spell
Last
promotion
Last
SPL season
Years
absent
Seasons Most recent
finish
Highest
finish
Aberdeen Aberdeen 16 1 16 1905–06 2012—13 1998–2013 8th 3rd
Celtic Glasgow 16 1 16 1890–91 2012—13 1998–2013 1st 1st
Dundee Dundee 8 2 7 2011–12 2012–13 1 1998–2005
2012–13
12th (relegated) 5th
Dundee United Dundee 16 1 16 1996–97 2012—13 1998–2013 6th 3rd
Dunfermline Athletic Dunfermline 9 3 7 2011–12 2011–12 2 1998–99
2000–07
2011–12
9th
First Division
4th
Falkirk Falkirk 5 1 5 2005–06 2009–10 4 2005–10 3rd
First Division
7th
Gretna Gretna 1 1 1 2007–08 2007–08 6 2007–08 n/a[1] 12th
Hamilton Academical Hamilton 3 1 3 2008–09 2010–11 3 2008–11 5th
First Division
9th
Heart of Midlothian Edinburgh 16 1 16 1983–84 2012—13 1998–2013 10th 2nd
Hibernian Edinburgh 15 1 15 1999–00 2012—13 1999–2013 7th 3rd
Inverness CT Inverness 9 2 5 2010–11 2012—13 2004–09
2010–2013
4th 4th
Kilmarnock Kilmarnock 16 1 16 1993–94 2012—13 1998–2013 9th 4th
Livingston Livingston 5 1 5 2001–02 2005–06 8 2001–06 4th
First Division
3rd
Motherwell Motherwell 16 1 16 1985–86 2012—13 1998–2013 2nd 2nd
Partick Thistle Glasgow 3 2 2 2013–14 2012—13 2002–04
2013–2013
1st
First Division
10th
Rangers Glasgow 14 1 14 1890–91 2011–12 2 1998–2012 1st
Third Division
1st
Ross County Dingwall 2 1 2 2012–13 2012—13 2012–2013 5th 5th
St. Johnstone Perth 9 2 5 2009–10 2012—13 1998–02
2009–2013
3rd 3rd
St. Mirren Paisley 9 2 8 2006–07 2012—13 2000–01
2006–2013
11th 8th

SPL founder members[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gretna F.C. ceased trading after the 2007–08 season. They were succeeded by Gretna F.C. 2008, who entered the East of Scotland Football League.