Bo'ness United find out proposed date for start of this season's Lowland League

The second Saturday in October has been pencilled in as the date for Bo’ness United to kick off life as a Lowland League club, writes Ian MacLean.

Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 9:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 9:04 pm
Bo'ness United are pictured winning 3-2 at Newtongrange last season

The restart date, which will be subject to Scottish Government approval, was agreed following a meeting last week of the Pyramid Restart Group, including representatives from the Lowland Leagues and the West, East and South of Scotland Leagues which will feed into it under the new set-up.

It’s also hoped that clubs will be able to play local friendlies from September 14, although clubs have again been reminded of the importance of adhering to the health protocols in place.

A statement from the Restart Group said: “Clubs have been reminded of the importance of the new Covid Officer role and the need to maintain the basic hygiene rules which are still 100 per cent in place.

“The indicative date for a decision on ‘local’ friendlies is 11th September, with effective date of September 14. All friendly game requests must be approved by relevant organisations prior to taking place. Guidelines in respect of what ‘local’ means will be issued shortly.

“We are now in process of agreeing the match day protocols around these games. Clubs need to be approved to play these games.

“We have also agreed a provisional start date for competitive matches of 10th October and fixtures will now be compiled. As ever this is subject to any changes in the overall picture.”