Confidemus – the spirit of Kilmarnock FC

Confidemus – the spirit of Kilmarnock FC


The oldest professional club in Scotland, dating all the way back to 1869, Kilmarnock FC are an institution woven into the fabric of our national game. As long as there has been professional football in this country, there has been Killie.


They might not be Scotland’s most successful club, but Rugby Park is a stadium that conveys the spirit of the Ayrshire club. Killie might not pack out the place very often, with the venue a landmark of the late 1990s, early 2000s over-development of the SPL era, but that does little to dampen the character of the club’s spiritual home.


This is a photo essay that will, hopefully, communicate the personality of Kilmarnock as a club and Rugby Park as a time-honoured home of Scottish football. Established 1869, this is a place with a lot of tales to tell. Confidemus.















Words by Graham Ruthven

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