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Highland League


Schoolboy club seek league place

Total Dublin schoolboy side St. Kevin's Boys are considering applying for a place for a senior side in the League of Ireland.   It's a response to being denied a place in the new national under-17 league.  They were told that there were too many Dublin sides already.

Scots opt for pyramid

The Scottish FA has agreed to a new pyramid system that allows for promotion and relegation to and from the Third Division. There will be play offs between the bottom club in the Scottish Premier Football League and the champions from each of the Highland League and the new Lowland League.

Among the teams in the Lowland League are phoenix club Gretna 2008, Edinburgh City, University of Stirling and the superbly named Gala Fairydean Rovers. However, the also aptly named Civil Service Strollers are not included.

Small steps can be big ones for a non-league club

Getting planning permission to build a screen fence round a ground may not seem a major step forward, but it is nevertheless an important one for Highland League outfit Strathspey Thistle.   The club plays at Seafield Park in Grantown-on-Spey.  It is the first in a series of steps forward:

Mixed Fortunes For Non-league Clubs

Salisbury City, up for sale for £1, will meet two more prospective buyers in the next few days after already holding talks with prospective owners. A consortium of local businessmen and a stand-alone buyer have already held talks with the Conference club. Another potential buyer from Denmark is interested in the club, while there is also a second consortium in the wings. However, a quick sale is not expected.