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SPFL announce ‘new and improved’ deal with BBC Alba

The SPFL have announced a “new and improved” deal with BBC Alba which will see the broadcaster show games from each of the four league divisions over the next three seasons.

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Rangers' colt team took part in the past season's Irn-Bru Cup. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

SPFL consider introducing colt teams into league system

The SPFL has confirmed that it is in discussion with clubs regarding the introduction of colt teams into the league pyramid.

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Darren Young has been appointed as the new East Fife manager. Pic: SNS/Gary Hutchison

Darren Young appointed as East Fife manager

East Fife have appointed Darren Young as their manager.

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Brechin City players celebrate winning promotion to the Championship after defeating Alloa on penalties. Picture: SNS.

Brechin’s Darren Dods relishes battles with former clubs

Brechin City manager Darren Dods will lead his side in the battle for Championship league points next season against his former playing clubs Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Falkirk, while another ex-employer, Dundee United, are also possible opponents after the Glebe Park men came out on top in a fantastic play-off struggle at Alloa.

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Forfar players celebrate promotion to Ladbrokes League One. Pic: SNS/Gary Hutchison

Peterhead 1 - 5 Forfar Athletic (Agg 2-7): The Loons promoted

Forfar Athletic earned promotion to League One with an emphatic 5-1 defeat of Peterhead, giving them a 7-2 aggregate win.

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Two ducks taking in a match in May 1966. Picture: TSPL

Quiz: Name the Scottish football grounds

We’ve rooted around in our extensive archives to find 23 photographs of Scottish football grounds from the 1950s and 60s.

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Forfar's Gavin Swankie netted a double. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Forfar 4 - 2 Annan (agg 6-4): Loons reach the play-off final

They say a week is a long time in politics but yesterday Forfar discovered that phrase also rings true in football.

Forfar Athletic
Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes and Celtic's Scott Brown in action during the Betfred Cup final. Picture: SNS

Quiz: How well do you know 2016/17 Scottish football season?

The season is drawing to a close with the lower leagues having wrapped up their regular seasons and the Ladbrokes Premiership just three games from finishing. Test your knowledge of what’s occurred in Scottish football over the past 10 months.

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Queens Park took the lead through on loan Dario Zannata. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

League One round-up: Airdrie make the play offs

Airdrieonians secured their play-off place as they came from behind to beat Queen’s Park 3-2 at home.

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Cowdenbeath manager Gary Locke will be looking to rescue the Blue Brazil from the relegation play-off place. Picture: SNS

The five biggest games in Scottish football this weekend

The most important matches in Scottish football this weekend as the final day of the regular season takes place in the lower leagues

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Should Tommy Wright have earned a nomination. Picture: Michael Gillen

Six biggest PFA Scotland Manager of the Year snubs

Craig Fowler goes through the list of managers who’ll feel unfortunate to have missed out on a nomination

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Hat-trick hero Andy Ryan. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

League One round-up: Airdrie ease past East Fife

Airdrieonians put themselves in a commanding position for a play-off place with a convincing 4-0 win at East Fife, Andy Ryan hitting a hat-trick.

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SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster. Picture: SNS

Ladbrokes extend their sponsorship of Scottish Football

Ladbrokes have confirmed that they have extended their sponsorship of Scottish football for another season.

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East Fife's Jason Kerr scored midway through the second half. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

League One Round-up: East Fife back in the mix

East Fife boosted their play-off hopes with a narrow 1-0 victory over Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill.

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Andy Jackson netted his 15th of the season

League One round-up: Alloa make the play-offs

Alloa Athletic secured their play-off place in emphatic style as they blew away Brechin City 6-1.

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Scott Pittman o put the hosts in front. Picture: Neil Hanna

League One Round up: Livingston swat Wasps to clinch title

Livingston were crowned champions with four games to spare after seeing off nearest rivals Alloa 2-1 at the Tony Macaroni stadium. The hosts only required a point to confirm the title and the pressure was eased within 16 minutes as Scott Pittman unleashed a piledriver from 30 yards to put the hosts in front. The lead was doubled shortly after the break when Jackson Longridge found the net. Liam Buchanan crashed a penalty off the post on 65 minutes and Alloa pulled a goal back through Dylan Mackin two minutes later but Livi held firm and the celebrations started as soon as the final whistle blew.

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Liam Buchanan took his seasons tally to 25

League One round-up: Livingston edge closer to title

Liam Buchanan claimed a club scoring record for Livingston and took his team within touching distance of the League One title.

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12/03/17 .  GLASGOW. CELTIC PARK. PARKHEAD.
SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP. Celtic v Rangers. Celtic�"s  Scott Brown in action.

The 17 most improved players in Scottish football this season

Which players have shown tremendous improvement from last season to the current campaign, catching the eye and winning hearts of supporters across Scotland?

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Danny Mullen opened the scoring for Livingston

League One round-up: Livingston sparkle against Diamonds

Livingston took a significant step towards the title, moving 11 points clear with a convincing 4-2 home win over Airdrieonians.

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