Scottish Premiership fixtures: Celtic start title defence at Hearts

Celtic celebrate winning the title

Celtic begin the defence of their Scottish Premiership title with a trip to Hearts on the weekend of 6 August.

Newly-promoted Rangers are at home to Hamilton, while last season’s runners-up Aberdeen travel to St Johnstone.

The first Old Firm derby of the season is scheduled for 10 September at Celtic Park following Rangers’ four-year absence from the top flight.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle host Highland rivals Ross County on the second weekend of the campaign.

County and Caley Thistle meet again in the New Year fixtures, with Celtic travelling to Ibrox and Hearts taking on Aberdeen at Tynecastle.

There will be a winter break after the New Year games, with the action resuming on 28 January.

Celtic have been drawn to face Partick Thistle on 13 August but the champions will use an opt-out option for a friendly with Inter Milan to mark the 50th anniversary season of their 1967 European Cup triumph against the Italians.

Rangers secured their Premiership place by winning the Championship, their third promotion in four years.

Kilmarnock, at home to Motherwell on the opening weekend, retained their top flight status after winning the play-off final against Falkirk.

Opening fixtures:

Weekend of 6 August:

Partick Thistle v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Kilmarnock v Motherwell

St. Johnstone v Aberdeen

Ross County v Dundee

Heart of Midlothian v Celtic

Rangers v Hamilton Academical

New Year fixtures:

Weekend of 31 December

Partick Thistle v Kilmarnock

Heart of Midlothian v Aberdeen

Hamilton Academical v Motherwell

Dundee v St. Johnstone

Ross County v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Rangers v Celtic

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