Celtic in lunchtime seasonal opener
HALF of the games on the opening weekend of the Ladbrokes Premiership season will be screened live.
League champions Celtic will kick off the new campaign and their title defence at home to Ross County at 12.30pm on August 1 with the game shown on Sky Sports.
Hearts will make their return to the top flight 24 hours later when they host St Johnstone in a game shown by BT Sport and Sky will show Dundee United’s meeting with Aberdeen at Tannadice at 3.30pm.
Motherwell’s trip to Inverness will also be moved to the Sunday if the William Hill Scottish Cup holders overcome Romanian side Astra in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.
The SPFL’s lower-division clubs play in the first round of the League Cup that weekend.