The 1962/63 season was the 90th season of competitive football in Scotland and the 66th season of the Scottish Football League.
After 7 years Neil McBain was back at the helm but 13th place is all he could manage.
A Bad early League Cup run and a 2-1 defeat by Dundee United in the Scottish Cup meant that it was a dismal mediocre start to the season for the Honest Men.
Despite some good high scores such as a 4-3 win against Montrose on 17th November and a 6-2 win away to Forfar Athletic in December United were not climbing the league.
A 7-2 defeat later in the season by Stranraer consigned Ayr to a low 13th position finish.