Duns FC are the latest local club to apply for entry to next season’s Lowland League.
The news comes just a week after neighbours Coldstream announced that they had also applied to join the fifth tier of football in Scotland.
Duns actually applied ‘several weeks ago,’ but their application was not made public at the time.
Manager Carl Hudson said: “We see this as a once-only chance to get into the Lowland League set-up without the need to qualify by winning our own league.”
Duns have been playing in the East of Scotland League first division for the past few years, but next season they are due to move to new pitches.
Hudson says: “Our facilities will certainly be up to scratch.
“With Coldstream also applying and Berwick Rangers Reserves announcing that they are withdrawing from the East of Scotland league, there will not be the opportunity to play so many derby games.
“It’s not a given that we will get in, but we have shown our ambition by applying.”
Hudson believes that several Junior sides may also apply to join the current 12-strong Lowland League, as it offers a way into the senior divisions.