The 1974/75 season was the 102nd season of competitive football in Scotland and the 78th season of Scottish league football. It was the final season of the old, two-division set up.
At the end of the season, the top ten teams in Division One formed the new Premier Division. The remaining eight teams, together with the top six from Division Two went on to make up the new Division One. The remaining 14 teams became the new Division Two.
This season also saw Celtic's record-breaking run of nine consecutive league championships come to an end when Rangers won the last ever Division One league title.
This season was the preparation for the new Premier League and the realisation for clubs that they had to finish in the top ten to enter the new league.
At the expense of such as Dunfermline, Partick Thistle and local rivals Kilmarnock, Ayr finished 7th to claim one of the prized top ten places.
Once again United played in the Texaco Cup and it was the season where long service stalwart John Murphy was given a testimonial against foreign opposition