Scottish Premiership 2015/16 campaign set for start on August 1
Top flight campaign will kick off in the start of August with fixtures set to be announced in June.
The 2015/16 Scottish Premiership season will kick off on Saturday, August 1, league officials have announced.
Fixtures for the new campaign will be announced in June with Hearts returning to the top flight after claiming the Championship title.
Challenge Cup matches are due to start on Saturday, July 25 with first round League Cup ties taking place seven days later.
Clubs in the Scottish Championship, Scottish League 1 and Scottish League 2 begin their league campaign on Saturday, August 8.
The news comes just weeks after the SPFL endured a fixture row over the scheduling of the last round of Championship games for the current season.
Premiership clubs kicked off this campaign on August 9, a week later than usual due to players returning from the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Key dates for 2015/16
Weekend of Saturday July 25 – Petrofac Training Cup 1st round
Weekend of Saturday August 1 – Scottish Premiership begins
Weekend of Saturday August 1 – Scottish League Cup 1st round
Weekend of Saturday August 8 – Scottish Championship, Scottish League 1 and Scottish League 2 begin