The West of Scotland Junior Cup is a continuation of the Scottish Intermediate Cup (see separate page). When the Intermediate dispute was settled in 1931 the Scottish Intermediate FA was grudgingly allowed to carry on with its flagship competition, although both the association and the cup required name changes.
For several years the competition was open only to former Intermediate clubs, as the SJFA was wary of the former rebels becoming too powerful, but in 1939 some new clubs were admitted. By 1949 all 82 clubs in the Scottish Central Junior League, the Lanarkshire Junior League, and the Ayrshire Junior League were taking part.
The tournament remains the second most prestigious in Junior football, although interference by the sponsors in recent years (over the final venue) has tarnished its image somewhat.