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The South of Scotland Football League is an amateur football competition based in the south of Scotland. Another earlier league of the same name briefly existed during the early days of competitive football. The current league is considered to be the weakest of Scotland's three "senior" non-leagues (the other two being the Highland Football League and the East of Scotland Football League).

Original league

The original South of Scotland Football League was created in 1892–93 and featured these clubs:

  • 5th Kirkcudbrightshire Rifle Volunteers
  • Queen of the South Wanderers
  • Mauchline
  • Cronberry Eglinton
  • Lugar Boswell
  • Springbank
  • Lanemark

The competition was abandoned and no championship was awarded.

Current league

The present South of Scotland Football League was formed in 1946 and currently features these clubs:

Stranraer Athletic resigned from the league in 2008. The newly-formed Gretna 2008, founded to replace the bankrupted old Gretna applied to join the South of Scotland League but in the end joined the East of Scotland League instead.

Dalbeattie Star, Newton Stewart, St Cuthbert Wanderers, Threave Rovers and Wigtown & Bladnoch meet the ground standards required for the Scottish Cup and are allowed to enter it. The senior teams for Annan Athletic, and Stranraer are also allowed to enter.

The Challenge Cup is the league's main knockout competition and it has been played since 1891. Annan Athletic and Stranraer enter their reserve teams in the league.



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