During the 100-year history of Aberdeen Football Club there have been many trophies, mementos and unique items of memorabilia inherited along the way. Unfortunately the club don't have enough space to display this fascinating collection at the moment and so many fans are unaware of their existence. Each of the items has a story to tell and some are well known while others are a bit more obscure. All, of course, contribute to the rich history of Aberdeen Football Club.
Over time we hope to populate 'The Trophy Cabinet' section with a large selection of items. To launch we have showcased six exhibits to give you an idea of the treasure trove lurking in Pittodrie. We hope readers find this fascinating and possibly get a further insight into the history of the club. In fact one of the initial items is a bit of a mystery to everyone at the club and if anyone can shed some light into it's background we want to hear from you.
This bearded highlander figure in kilt and sporran modelling the original AFC Tartan is made of alabaster, with tartan fabric and a leather sporran. The Tartan is registered as: Aberdeen F.C. Corporate Tartan WR2057 in 1990.
The cloth was launched on the market on the 12th of April 1990 and was available until 1999 when it was replaced by a new design due to a change of manufacturer. The second design was, in turn, replaced in 2002.
Over the years, all threrr tartans proved popular and there have been many items made with them, from scarves to kilts and shawls.
Wee mcDon was a promotional figure that was often on display in the Club;s Bridge Street shop.