SFA members have unanimously backed plans to introduce a Lowland League which could involve three Borders sides.
At the organisation’s AGM today at Hampden Park, no representatives of Scotland’s 93 member clubs voted against the proposal for the feeder division.
It means the new league, which Gala Fairydean, Selkirk and Vale of Leithen all indicated an interest in joining in a meeting with SFA chief executive Stewart Regan last week, and it appears ready to be in place by next season.
All three had to submit applications this week and are to be notified if they are successful within days.
The new league would act as a feeder to the Scottish Football League, with the winners involved in play offs with the Highland League winners, with the successful side then facing the bottom team in the Third Division.
However, it is not yet clear whether promotion will be introduce immediately, with SFL clubs potentially rejecting the move at its AGM tomorrow.