2020–21 Lowland Football League
|Dates||10 October 2020 – 17 April 2021|
|Goals scored||375 (3.5 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Jamie Penker (University of Stirling) (11 goals)|
|Biggest home win||Caledonian Braves 9–0 Vale of Leithen|
(15 December 2020)
|Biggest away win||Edinburgh University 0–9 East Kilbride|
(19 December 2020)
|Highest scoring||Vale of Leithen 4–6 BSC Glasgow|
(17 October 2020)
|Longest winning run||7 matches:|
|Longest unbeaten run||9 matches:|
|Longest winless run||12 matches:|
Vale of Leithen
|Longest losing run||12 matches:|
Vale of Leithen
The league consisted of 17 teams as no clubs were relegated at the end of the 2019–20 season and East of Scotland champions Bo'ness United were promoted after gaining their SFA membership in June 2020.
The start of the league season was delayed until October 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and games were played behind closed doors due to Scottish Government restrictions. On 11 January 2021 the league was suspended by the Scottish Football Association due to the escalating pandemic situation. On 30 March the league announced that a majority of clubs had voted to curtail the season, with a points per game basis used to finalise standings and Kelty Hearts were declared as the champions.
They faced the winners of the 2020–21 Highland Football League (Brora Rangers) in the Pyramid play-off, winning 6–1 on aggregate. Kelty then defeated Brechin City 3–1 on aggregate in the League Two play-off final to gain a place in Scottish League Two.
The following teams changed division after the 2019–20 season.
To Lowland LeagueEdit
Promoted from East of Scotland League
Stadia and locationsEdit
|Berwick Rangers||Berwick-upon-Tweed||Shielfield Park||4,099||1,366|
|Bo'ness United||Bo'ness||Newtown Park||2,500||0|
|Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic||Bonnyrigg||New Dundas Park||2,200||0|
|BSC Glasgow||Alloa||Recreation Park[a]||3,100||919|
|Caledonian Braves||Motherwell||Alliance Park||500||100|
|Civil Service Strollers||Edinburgh||Christie Gillies Park||1,569||100|
|Cumbernauld Colts||Cumbernauld||Broadwood Stadium||7,936||7,936|
|Dalbeattie Star||Dalbeattie||Islecroft Stadium||1,320||100|
|East Kilbride||East Kilbride||K Park||660||400|
|East Stirlingshire||Falkirk||Falkirk Stadium[b]||7,937||7,937|
|Edinburgh University||Edinburgh||New Peffermill Stadium||1,100||100|
|Gala Fairydean Rovers||Galashiels||3G Arena, Netherdale||2,000||500|
|Gretna 2008||Gretna||Raydale Park||1,030||138|
|Kelty Hearts||Kelty||New Central Park||2,181||353|
|The Spartans||Edinburgh||Ainslie Park||3,612||534|
|University of Stirling||Stirling||Forthbank Stadium[c]||3,808||2,508|
|Vale of Leithen||Innerleithen||Victoria Park||1,500||0|
All grounds are equipped with floodlights.
Personnel and kitsEdit
|Team||Manager||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Berwick Rangers||Ian Little||Euan Smith||Kappa||Thrive Learning|
|Bo'ness United||Max Christie||Chris Donnelly||Puma||Express Taxis|
|Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic||Robbie Horn||Jonathan Stewart||Puma||G. Fitzsimmons and Son|
|BSC Glasgow||Stephen Swift||Ross McMillan||Joma||Nicholson Accountancy|
|Caledonian Braves||Ricky Waddell||Alan Reid||Macron||Alba Cola|
|Civil Service Strollers||Gary Jardine||Mark McConnell||Legea||Futurity Financial Services|
|Cumbernauld Colts||Craig McKinlay||Stephen O'Neill||Uhlsport||Broden's Bar and Kitchen|
|Dalbeattie Star||Ritchie Maxwell||Lee Wells||Adidas||Solway Plant Hire|
|East Kilbride||Stephen Aitken||Paul Paton||Joma||Document Solutions|
|East Stirlingshire||Derek Ure||Nicky Low||EV2 Sportswear||EV2SPORTSWEAR.COM|
|Edinburgh University||Dorian Ogunro||Calum McDonald||PlayerLayer||TWEDEX|
|Gala Fairydean Rovers||Neil Hastings||Danny Galbraith||Adidas||Five Star Taxis|
|Gretna 2008||Rowan Alexander||Bryan Gilfillan||Joma||CASS|
|Kelty Hearts||Barry Ferguson||Michael Tidser||Joma||The Conservatory Converters|
|The Spartans||Douglas Samuel||Adam Corbett||Macron||Arthur McKay|
|Stirling University||Chris Geddes||Craig Brown||VSN||Mackay Clinic|
|Vale of Leithen||Chris Anderson||Ger Rossi||Adidas||BARC Travel|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||PPG||Promotion, qualification or relegation|
|1||Kelty Hearts (C, O, P)||13||12||0||1||40||4||+36||36||2.77||Qualification for the Pyramid play-off|
|3||Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic||12||9||2||1||29||6||+23||29||2.42|
|6||Gala Fairydean Rovers||12||7||1||4||22||20||+2||22||1.83|
|9||University of Stirling||15||7||1||7||31||25||+6||22||1.47|
|11||Civil Service Strollers||14||4||5||5||14||16||−2||17||1.21|
|17||Vale of Leithen||12||0||0||12||5||58||−53||0||0.00|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted
Positions by roundEdit
|Qualification for the Pyramid play-off|
|Possible relegation to Tier 6|
|Relegation to Tier 6|
- As of 5 January 2021
|1||Jamie Penker||University of Stirling||11|
|2||Nathan Austin||Kelty Hearts||10|
|3||Scott-Taylor Mackenzie||Gala Fairydean Rovers||8|
|Craig Malcolm||East Kilbride|
|Andy Rodgers||East Stirlingshire|
|6||Lee Currie||Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic||7|
|Jamie Glasgow||BSC Glasgow|
|Kallum Higginbotham||Kelty Hearts|
|Zander Miller||Bo'ness United|
|10||Dylan Easton||Kelty Hearts||6|
|Ross Lyon||BSC Glasgow|
|Ross McNeil||Caledonian Braves|
Lowland League play-offEdit
A three match round robin play-off was due to take place between the winners of the 2020–21 East of Scotland Football League, the 2020–21 South of Scotland Football League, and the 2020–21 West of Scotland Football League, subject to all three clubs meeting the required licensing criteria for promotion. However all three leagues were declared null and void so there was no play-off or promotion to the Lowland League.
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- "LOWER PYRAMID PLAY – OFF COMPETITION RULES" (PDF). Lowland Football League. Retrieved 8 July 2020.