2014–15 Lowland Football League
The 2014–15 Lowland League, is the second season of the Lowland Football League. Edinburgh City won their inaugural Lowland Football League title on 20 March after nearest rivals Whitehill Welfare lost at East Kilbride. As a result, City competed in a two-legged play-off for a place in the fourth tier of the 2015–16 Scottish Professional Football League which they lost to Brora Rangers on penalties after a 2–2 aggregate tie. Edinburgh City will therefore remain in the Lowland League for the next season.
For its second year, the league announced its expansion to 14 teams, with Edinburgh University and BSC Glasgow joining up. Furthermore, the league announced that promotion to Scottish League Two would be introduced, with the format of promotion is that the league champions will playoff with the Highland Football League champions (or other eligible team from outside the SPFL to be nominated by the Scottish FA), with the winner then playing the team finishing 10th and bottom in Scottish League Two in a promotion and relegation playoff to determine the entrants for the 2015–16 League Two season. Additionally, the bottom placed club will face relegation to the 2015–16 East of Scotland Football League or South of Scotland Football League depending on their geographical location.
|BSC Glasgow||Glasgow||Lochburn Park||3,500|
|Dalbeattie Star||Dalbeattie||Islecroft Stadium||3,500|||
|East Kilbride||East Kilbride||K Park Training Academy||400|||
|Edinburgh City||Edinburgh||Meadowbank Stadium||16,500|||
|Edinburgh University||Edinburgh||New East Peffermill||TBC|
|Gala Fairydean Rovers||Galashiels||Netherdale||4,000|||
|Gretna 2008||Gretna||Raydale Park||2,200|||
|Preston Athletic||Prestonpans||Pennypit Park||4,000|||
|Stirling University||Stirling||Forthbank Stadium||3,808|||
|Threave Rovers||Castle Douglas||Meadow Park||1,500|||
|Vale of Leithen||Innerleithen||Victoria Park||1,500|||
|Whitehill Welfare||Rosewell||Ferguson Park||2,614|||
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion, qualification or relegation|
|1||Edinburgh City (C)||26||22||3||1||65||14||+51||69||Qualification to Scottish League Two play-off semi-finals|
|8||Gala Fairydean Rovers||26||9||7||10||48||54||−6||34|
|9||Vale of Leithen||26||9||6||11||39||53||−14||33|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
|Home ╲ Away||BSC||DBS||EKB||EDC||EDU||GFR||G08||PRA||SEL||SPA||SLU||THR||VOL||WHW|
|Gala Fairydean Rovers||2–2||5–1||1–1||3–6||4–0||0–4||1–1||2–2||1–2||1–2||5–1||2–2||3–3|
|Vale of Leithen||3–1||2–0||1–1||0–3||3–2||1–4||3–2||0–2||1–4||1–1||0–3||0–0||0–3|
Lowland Football League Play-off
It was proposed that the respective winners of the East of Scotland and South of Scotland leagues will play one another with the winner taking a place in next season's Lowland League. However, this is subject to strict licensing and entry criteria which will determine possible acceptance. As the play-off was not contested, Threave Rovers stayed in the division despite having finished bottom.
- "Lowland League announces new members for next season". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
- "The Rules of the SPFL" (PDF). Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- "The pyramid system and how it affects the SHFL". Scottish Highland Football League. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
- Dalbeattie Star, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- East Kilbride, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- Edinburgh City, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- Gala Fairydean Rovers, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- Gretna 2008, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- Preston Athletic, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- Selkirk, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- Spartans, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- Stirling University, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- Threave Rovers, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- Vale of Leithen, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- Whitehill Welfare, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 10 August 2013.