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Tayport had a junior football team at the turn of the 19th century and won the East Fife Cup in 1905, a competition, incidentally, which ended in 1973 with Newburgh being the last club to win this particular cup. Junior football in Tayport was relatively short lived and ended with the outbreak of hostilities in 1914.

The present club was founded in 1947 as an amateur club, The Amateurs at this time mainly comprised local youngsters who had entered the team in the Midlands Alliance League, a league essentially for clubs’ reserve Xl’s. Their local rivals, the Violet played in the top league. By 1950 the Midlands Amateur Football Association was expanding and in the re-organised leagues both the Violet and the Amateurs found themselves in Division Two.  Promotion was swift and the two local sides finished the season in first and second spot respectively. 1952-53 saw the Violet and the Amateurs finish second and third in the First Division behind the champions YM Anchorage who, incidentally, had won every title since 1933.  Then suddenly, Violet were gone! Despite finishing runners-up, it was their last season.

There were contrasting fortunes for the Amateurs during the fifties and sixties but, despite those often quite desperate times, what was important was the fact that the club survived. The seventies was a reasonably successful era with the club establishing itself as a major force in the amateur game, going on to lift the Midlands League Championship in 1981/82 and reaching the semi-final of the Scottish Amateur Cup in 1985/86.  

In 1980 the club which since 1953, had run a second string, started a third amateur team - the Fife Xl - which was to enjoy 11 successful seasons in the East Fife Amateur Association and, for one season, the Kingdom Caledonian League.
Junior football in the town wasn't resurrected until 1990 when the present Tayport FC, was admitted to membership of the Scottish Junior FA in time for the 1990/91 season.
The club had played their matches on the East Common but moved to the present ground, the Canniepairt, in 1974, building (and subsequently extending) a pavilion and creating a playing pitch on what had previously been grazing ground, but at that time was waste ground leased from Tayport Town Council. The committee, several of whom are still office bearers of the club to this day, gradually improved and upgraded facilities thanks to their own and the efforts of many willing townspeople.
The club has steadily grown in stature and the recruitment of Dave Baikie (joint manager in the first Junior season with Peter Marr, now Dundee FC chief executive) in 1990 was the springboard for unprecedented success in the Junior game.

Every honour in the game has been won and there have been three OVD Scottish Junior Cup final appearances during the subsequent thirteen years.

It is a period during which the club has become the area's, indeed the country's, most successful junior club dominating Tayside Junior football in unprecedented fashion, winning every competition open to them including the OVD Scottish Junior Cup in 1996.

In addition a number of players collected Scottish Junior International caps.

The amateur sides gradually dwindled until in 2001, the club resigned its membership of the Midlands AFA, leaving the club with only the Junior team.

The emergence this season of the Whyte and Mackay East Region Super League has taken Tayport on to a new level with regular league competition with the cream of junior football. To win this competition in its inaugural season was a magnificent achievement.

Very much a community based club, Tayport FC's main sponsor since 1994 has been Tayport-based industrial textiles manufacturers Scott & Fyfe Ltd, a major employer in the town and a company with interests in many parts of the globe.

So, as you can see, for a club so tender in years, from a small community in north Fife , their exploits in the game, both locally and nationally, are almost without parallel.

The very fact that they have appeared in four Scottish Cup finals since reaching that stage for the first time a mere ten years ago, indelibly endorses their tremendous pedigree.