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Scottish First Division
Country Scotland
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1890
Level 2
Number of teams 10
Promotion to Premier League
Relegation to Second Division
Current champions Ross County (2011/12)
Website Official Site

The Irn-Bru Scottish Football League First Division (or Scottish First Division) is a professional football competition in Scotland. It is found on the second level of the Scottish football system, below the Scottish Premier League. It is the top level of the Scottish Football League.

Promotion and relegation

The club who wins the Scottish First Division is promoted to the Scottish Premier League (SPL), if they meet stadium criteria. They must have at least 6,000 seats in their stadium. The team who finishes last in the SPL is relegated to the Scottish First Division.

The bottom club in the First Division is relegated to the Second Division. While the second bottom club goes to a play-off with the second, third and fourth placed clubs from the Second Division.

The teams play each other four times with three points for a victory and one point each for a drawn game.


On July 20, 2007, it was announced that the Scottish Football League would be sponsored by Scottish soft drink company Irn-Bru for the next three seasons.[1]


The following is a list of the managers for the 2011–12 season in the Scottish First Division.

Other pages

  1. "SFL ends search for new sponsor" article from BBC Sport