1997–98 Scottish Third Division
|Goals scored||543 (3.02 per match)|
|Biggest home win||Ross County 8–1 Montrose
(22 November 1997)
|Biggest away win||Cowdenbeath 0–4 Arbroath
(18 October 1997)
Queen's Park 0–4 Cowdenbeath
(31 January 1998)
Queen's Park 0–4 Ross County
(2 May 1998)
|Highest scoring||(9 goals)
Ross County 8–1 Montrose
(22 November 1997)
|Longest winning run||6 games
|Longest unbeaten run||9 games
|Longest winless run||13 games
|Longest losing run||6 games
The 1997–98 Scottish Football League Third Division was the 4th season in the format of ten teams in the fourth-tier of Scottish football since it was re-established in 1994–95. The season started on 5 August 1997 and ended on 9 May 1998. Alloa Athletic finished top and were promoted alongside runners-up Arbroath. Dumbarton finished bottom.
Teams for 1997–98
Inverness Caledonian Thistle as champions of the previous season were directly promoted to the 1997–98 Scottish Second Division alongside runners-up Forfar Athletic. They were replaced by Dumbarton and Berwick Rangers who finished second bottom and bottom of the 1996–97 Scottish Second Division respectively.
Stadia and locations
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Alloa Athletic (C) (P)||36||24||4||8||78||39||+39||76||Promotion to the 1998–99 Scottish Second Division|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
|2||Willie Irvine||Alloa Athletic||18|
|4||Derek Adams||Ross County||15|
|5||Willie Watters||Albion Rovers||13|
|Davie Watt||East Stirlingshire|
|7||Paul Forrester||Berwick Rangers||10|
|Lee Gardner||Albion Rovers|
- Scottish Division Three 1997-1998 : Full Longest Sequences, statto.com. Retrieved 30 April 2012.