Peter Craigmyle

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Peter Craigmyle (1 January 1894 - 21 November 1979) was a Scottish football referee.

Craigmyle was born in Oldmeldrum, Scotland, the son of Peter William Craigmyle and Isabella Barclay Craigmyle, née McWilliam.

After breaking both his legs in 1918, he took up soccer refereeing. He refereed almost every senior cup final in Britain at some point, as well as many Old Firm matches. Craigmyle is known to have officiated international matches during the period from 1924[1] to 1946.[2]

In the 1920s he had a weekly program on a local radio station 2BD. He travelled the world lecturing and refereeing, and became known as the "fearless Aberdonian." In January 1950 he was presented with a silver inkwell by the Malta Football Association, for services to Maltese football.

He later owned a sports shop on King Street, Aberdeen. He was also a keen bowls player, and was president of a number of bowls clubs in Aberdeen.

During World War II, he organised and produced shows at Aberdeen Garrison Theatre and ran classical music concerts in the Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen, to raise money for the troops.

He died on November 21 1979 in Aberdeen. His third wife Annie "Nan" Craigmyle died 23 November 2004 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.[3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Courtney, Barrie. "England - International Results 1920-1929 - Details". RSSSF, 13 December 2012. Retrieved on 6 June 2013.
  2. ^ Courtney, Barrie. "England - War-Time/Victory Internationals - Details". RSSSF, 13 December 2012. Retrieved on 6 June 2013.
  3. ^ Evening Times, 21 November 1979
  • People's Journal, 20 April 1957