SCOTTISH LEAGUE RESTRUCTURE MOVES STEP CLOSER
A new Lowland League took another step forward this week.
Clubs attending the SFA AGM on Tuesday voted in favourof creating the new division which will feature sides from the South of Scotland Leagues as well as some junior teams
The new league is being set up as part of a proposed pyramid structure,allowing teams to work their way into the SFL. That hinges on future votes by SPL and SFL clubs on league reconstruction.
But even if they vote yes and the Lowland League is up and running by next season, it's unlikely there will be promotion or relegation to or from it to give the new set-up time to bed in.
Two Stewartry are looking to be involved in the new set-up with a decision on which clubs are to be invited due on Monday.
As a licensed club Threave Rovers, slong with East of Scotland sides Spartans and Pretson Athletic, will be automatically invited to enter as their grounds already meet the criteria.
South champions Dalbeattie Star have also applied, with chairman Clark Lamont having pereviously said they are keen to give the new league a go.
Meanwhile St Cuthbert Wanderers won't be looking to take part straight away.
Manager Ade Stovell said "We're not in a position to join the league next season. It's come too soon for us.
The South of Scotland League will hold an EGM shortly to discuss the way forward.
Meanwhile Threave Rovers are set to face East of Scotland side Spartans next month for a place in the Ramsdens Cup.