Civil Service Strollers' president Russell Pryde has stood down from his position at the Lowland League club after the vote to allow Celtic and Rangers' Colts into the division.

The two Glasgow sides will enter their B-teams into Scottish football's fifth tier after 11 out of 17 clubs in the league voted in favour of the controversial proposal.

Both sides will stump up £25,000 to be divided among all clubs in the league and they will partake for just one season. But Mr Pryde - whose club was one who voted against the idea - resigned in protest, as confirmed this morning on social media.

A Civil Service Strollers statement read: "Russell Pryde has informed the club that he intends to stand down as the president of Civil Service Strollers at the forthcoming club AGM.

"Russell's resignation included the following statement: It is with great regret that I will be resigning as president of Civil Service Strollers.

"My issue is not with the club, it is with being associated with a decision that agrees that buying rule change is acceptable.

"I remain committed to the club and will offer my support in different ways."

We told yesterday how the West, East and South of Scotland Leagues united in condemnation of the plans.

They claimed providing the Hoops and Gers the opportunity would damage 'sporting integrity' as it would harm the chances of clubs at that level from deservedly moving up. And they combined to release a scathing statement, before the vote, urging the SLFL to reject the proposition.