Scottish Leagues One and Two clubs can return to training after a two-month shutdown of their seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Football below the Championship has been suspended since January, while clubs in the Scottish Women’s Premier League have also been unable to train.
Certain Highland League clubs will also be permitted to continue their involvement in the Scottish Cup.
It is not yet clear when fixtures will resume in the leagues and Scottish Cup, which is yet to conclude the second-round stage.
The First Minister said on Tuesday: “Later today, the Public Health Minister will support the resumption of competitive football in Scottish Leagues 1 and 2, the Scottish Women’s Premier League 1 and – for the purposes of playing Scottish Cup ties – certain Highland League teams.
“I hope this news will be welcomed by football fans across the country.”
The Scottish Football Association imposed a temporary suspension of all football from the third tier downwards on January 11 after a meeting with the Minister for Public Health Sport and Wellbeing.
That suspension was initially for three weeks but has continued until now.