THEY may be struggling towards the bottom of the table this season, but Gala Fairydean Rovers' matchday programme is still top of the league.

For the third time in the Lowland League club's short history, it has been awarded Programme Monthly's best Non-League football programme in Scotland.

As well as claiming the title in 2015/16, 2017/18 and this season, it has also finished runner-up twice.

Judges from the Programme Monthly magazine look at matchday publications for clubs in the Lowland, Highland, East of Scotland, South of Scotland and the Juniors.

Gala, who were awarded 95 points out of 100, won the title with only one point to spare from Thornton Hibs from the East Region Super League.

Kelty Hearts from the Lowland league were third.

The judges stated: "This year’s awards proved to be the hardest to judge yet with so many programmes good in their own way and with just a single point to separate many of the entrants it proved difficult to find differences in each.

"However there needed to be a winner and Gala Fairydean Rovers managed to retain the gold award by only a fraction.

"It was another first class effort from editor Graeme McIver who manages to cram in lots of interesting club and general articles missed with community, youth and historical information all for a bargain £2 price."

Since the judging Mr McIver has stepped down as programme editor.

But a team of volunteers has continued to publish the matchday programme, and will be hoping to retain the title again next season.

The Programme Monthly spokesman added: "Well done Graeme for producing an excellent programme under your editorialship.”