East of Scotland and West of Scotland football leagues agree new boundaries

The East and West of Scotland Football League structures have agreed a boundary for new member applications.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 10:46 am

The Falkirk area will be right on the boundary line as clubs in the district will continue to apply to the East of Scotland divisions where Camelon Juniors and Dunipace currently compete.

Bon’ness United also competed in the East of Scotland before gaining promotion to the Lowland League in 2020.

Clubs in Stirling, Falkirk and West Lothian Council areas who wish to join the pyramid will be directed to apply to the EoSFL while clubs in North and South Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire will be directed to apply to the WoSFL.

The two governing bodies also confirmed that this would not affected any current teams and that no clubs would be moved from one structure to the other.

A joint statement from both leagues, released on Monday, said: “These local authority boundaries will not affect any club already in membership of either league.

"Once a club is admitted to a league, any application to switch leagues will not be entertained except with the prior approval of both leagues.”

Entry criteria and application forms for membership of the East of Scotland Football Association and the East of Scotland Football League can be accessed from the league’s website and, when completed, should be submitted by March 31.

Meanwhile, discussions are still ongoing amongst East of Scotland League clubs and officials about the future of the 2020/21 season which remains suspended.