Whitehill Welfare could one day be facing Rangers, Celtic, Hibs and Hearts on a regular basis as part of Scottish Football’s new masterplan.
The Rosewell side’s application for the new Scottish Football Lowland League was accepted on Monday and they will join Spartans, Threave Rovers, Preston Athletic, Selkirk, Gala Fairydean, Vale of Leithen, Dalbeattie Star, East Kilbride, Edinburgh City, Stirling University and Gretna 2008, as Scottish football smooths the way for the integration of a pyramid system.
Whitehill Welfare chairman Derek Waterson is delighted that the club could now play at the top of Scottish football, over a decade since they were unsuccessful in their application to fill a vacancy in the league.
He said: “Before, there was no way to get in but this gives us a chance to get up there and it opens the door.
“It was a few years ago we applied to take a place in the league. But it was too much for us to build the ground up to the size they were wanting.
“Now all that has changed and we have the chance to step-up.”
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