Last updated : Friday, 15 September 2023
The Caledonian League is an amateur football league in Scotland. It was founded in 1983 and currently comprises a Premier Division and a First Division.
The league is based in central Scotland and its member clubs are drawn from the Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, and Lanarkshire areas.
The aim of the Caledonian League is to promote all that is best in amateur football. It does this by providing its member clubs with the administrative and playing framework, and the direction and support that will allow them to participate in a thriving, sporting and competitive environment.
The Caledonian League is one of the most prestigious amateur football leagues in Scotland. Its clubs have won the Scottish Amateur Cup on nine occasions, and have also provided four losing finalists.
The Caledonian League comprises a Premier Division and a First Division. The Premier Division has 12 teams, while the First Division has 16 teams.
The top two teams from the First Division are promoted to the Premier Division at the end of each season, while the bottom two teams from the Premier Division are relegated to the First Division.
The league season runs from August to May. Each team plays each other team in their division twice, once at home and once away.
The winners of the Premier Division are crowned champions of the Caledonian League. The winners of the First Division are promoted to the Premier Division, while the bottom two teams in the First Division are relegated to the Second Division.
The current season of the Caledonian League is the 2022-23 season. The Premier Division is currently led by East Stirlingshire, while the First Division is currently led by Strathclyde Police.
The Scottish Amateur Cup is currently being contested by the teams from the Caledonian League and other amateur football leagues in Scotland. The current holders of the cup are East Stirlingshire.