The 1985/86 season was the 89th season of competitive football in Scotland.
At a national level, Scotland's qualification for the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico was marred by the death of Manager Jock Stein. In the end caretaker manager Alex Ferguson was not able to take the team beyond the first round.
In club football, with Rangers once again failing to mount a title challenge, Celtic eventually won the league on the final day after Hearts threw away a two-point lead.
Impressively, Aberdeen won both the Scottish Cup and the League Cup..
It was another dismal start to the season under George Caldwell and Ayr United legend, Ally McLeod took over after Caldwell’s dismissal.
The return of Ally McLeod, for the third time in November 1985 wasn’t enough to save Ayr United from relegation into the depths of Scotland’s division two for the first time since league re-organisation .
The only cheer was an Ayrshire Cup win over Kilmarnock