AMBITIOUS plans to form a West of Scotland Football League were made last night.

Details were hammered out at a Pyramid Working Group held last night via video conferencing due to current travel and person-to-person restrictions. 

The Lowland, East of Scotland, South of Scotland and West Junior FA took part in the meeting.

The new league will be the final piece of the Pyramid feeding into the Lowland League, meaning there would be the opportunity to challenge for promotion to League Two.

Clubs like Kilwinning Rangers, Auchinleck Talbot, Glenafton Athletic, Irvine Meadow and Clydebank have all indicated an interest in playing at a higher level.

The Pyramid Working Group said: “A great deal of common ground was established." The outline of what was agreed is as follows: 

In order to ensure there is a firm record of registration and a database of information for the West of Scotland Football League, the West Region SJFA are in agreement that the Lowland League application form should be completed and sent to George Fraser:

To give clubs more time to make these applications under current circumstances, the deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 7.

That will be the last day applications will be accepted.

Clubs currently members of the Scottish Junior FA are fully entitled to retain membership, and if so, will be fully entitled to play in the Scottish Junior Cup. The Competition Rules of that Cup will be altered to reflect the need to ensure League Fixtures have priority.

There is no limit to the number of teams that will be accepted. With regards to compliance of ground criteria guidelines the Leagues will work with clubs with the expectation that necessary steps will be made over time.

The new league will be organised on a Conference basis, with final set-up dependant on numbers. 

There remains much to do to get the West of Scotland Football League up and running. 

All parties meeting last night are committed to work together, to support the creation of the Pyramid feeding into the Lowland League.