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Geographically, the league covers an area south of Dundee in the Lowlands in Scotland.
It has been part of the Senior Pyramid system since 2014-15. The winners take part in a promotion play-off with the Highland Football League champions at the end of the season. The winners will then play the bottom club in Scottish League Two for a spot in the Scottish Professional Football League. Promotion and relegation also exist between the three regional leagues of the Lowlands at Level 6 (East, South and West).
Teams play each other twice in the league. Three points are awarded for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a defeat. At the end of each season, the club with the most points is crowned champion of the Lowland League. In case of a tie, the goal difference and then the goals scored will decide the champion. If this still does not produce a winner, the teams tied on points must play a championship playoff game at a neutral venue to determine the final standings.
Since 2014-15, promotion to the Scottish Professional Football League has been via an annual play-off, which pits the Lowland League champions against the Highland Football League champions in two games (home and away). There is no away goals rule, meaning that if the second leg is tied after normal time, the game goes to extra time and then a penalty shoot-out if required.
The winner then plays the bottom club in League Two in a play-off, for which the same rules apply. If the League Two club loses the play-off final, it is relegated to the Lowland League.
Promotion to the Lowland League is via a three-match play-off between the winners of the East of Scotland Football League, the South of Scotland Football League and the West of Scotland Football League, provided the respective champions meet the criteria for league membership.
A home and away match will be played if two clubs meet the criteria. If only one club meets the criteria, it will be promoted without a play-off, but if no club meets the criteria, there will be no promotion to the Lowland League.
Based on the number of clubs remaining after the results of the promotion and relegation rounds, the bottom and possibly the second bottom clubs are relegated to the East of Scotland Football League, South of Scotland Football League or West of Scotland Football League depending on their geographical location.
All Lowland League clubs are full members of the Scottish Football Association and automatically qualify for the first round of the Scottish Cup. The league champions and runners-up receive a bye into the second round of the cup.