The Scottish National League was the first ice hockey league in Scotland. It operated from 1929 to 1954, with a break between 1940 and 1946 due to World War II.
It was founded in 1929 by 10 teams based out of the Crossmyloof Ice Rink in Glasgow. Two teams, Doonside and Bridge of Weir, were not based in Glasgow, but still played out of Crossmyloof.
In 1954, the league merged with the English National League to form the British National League. Seven of the 11 teams to play in the first season of the BNL originated from the SNL.
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