Hearts and Partick Thistle have LOST their arbitration case and are officially relegated from the Premiership and Championship respectively.

The two clubs had been embroiled in a legal battle against the SPFL and took the governing body to court over what they perceived to be an unfair relegation as coronavirus enforced an early conclusion to Scottish football.

The two clubs argued their case that they should not be relegated and attempted to also prevent promotions for league winners Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers. However, after a court ruled the matter should be dealt with in-house by the SFA, the latter came to the decision via a three person panel that the relegations would stand.

It also means Dundee United, Raith and Cove can now plan for their upcoming seasons following their promotions.

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