Partick & Dundee Utd open SPFL era

Partick Thistle and Dundee United will make history by contesting the first match of the Scottish Professional Football League.

The Firhill fixture has been brought forward to Friday 2 August.

Partick's hosting of Hearts on 16 August and Airdrieonians' Second Division clash with Rangers a week later are the other Friday matches.

Scottish champions Celtic's opening match, against Ross County, now has a 17:15 BST kick-off on 3 August.

The Edinburgh derby scheduled for Saturday 10 August has been put back a day to the Sunday.

In all, 10 matches in August have been rescheduled, with those on 31 August subject to further moves depending on the European results of Scottish teams.