Berwick Rangers Football Club are an odd one as they are the only club in Scottish football that doesn’t actually play in Scotland. Based in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, just 2.5 miles south of the Scottish border, Berwick Rangers have played in the Scottish Football Association (SFA) since 1905.
Due to the club’s geographical significance, with symbolism abounding, I found it difficult to pin down a single design that captures what their current badge offers – the heraldic symbol of the historic Scottish county of Berwickshire with a bear and a tree, the Scottish lion rampant and the English lion passant. For the first design I decided to set the bear upright against a football against a minimalistic yellow shield with ‘BRFC’ above and the year of the club’s founding below. The second design omits any writing and simply features a football upon which rest the flags of England and Scotland.