The league sits at level 6 on the pyramid system , on par with the South of Scotland Football League and acts as a feeder to the Lowland Football League. Its clubs are largely located in the Edinburgh , Lothians and Scottish Borders areas, although in recent years clubs from Clackmannanshire , Falkirk , Fife , Stirling and Perth have joined the league. A total of 40 teams are competing in the —20 season, drawn from the 53 members of the sister organisation, the East of Scotland Football Association EoSFA. Since —15, and subject to both clubs meeting the licensing criteria for promotion, the winners of the East of Scotland Football League and the South of Scotland Football League take part in an end of season play-off for a place in the Lowland Football League.
Scottish Amateur Football Association
The —19 East of Scotland Football League known as the Central Taxis East of Scotland League for sponsorship reasons was the 90th season of the East of Scotland Football League , and the 5th season as the sixth tier of the Scottish football pyramid system. The season began on 11 August and ended on 18 May Kelty Hearts were the reigning champions but could not defend their title after being promoted to the Lowland Football League. The league saw an increase from 13 to 39 teams and was split into three parallel conferences, each containing 13 teams.
East of Scotland Football League
An affiliate of the Scottish Football Association , the SAFA has in turn 50 regional associations affiliated to it and some 67 different league competitions organised by these associations. There is estimated to be over 35, amateur footballers in Scotland, and all of their competitions are co-ordinated at some level by the Scottish Amateur Football Association. The SAFA was formed in with the purpose of legislating for and fostering the amateur level of football in Scotland.