The SPFL have announced that the Scottish football season will get underway from July 31 next term.

League bosses have also announced that the winter break will return to the Scottish Premiership.

The League Cup will kick-off the 2021/22 season with the group stage of the competition getting underway from the weekend of July 10/11.

The top-flight winter shutdown will run from Monday January 3 through until Friday January 21.

Dates for next season’s Challenge Cup competition will be confirmed in due course and fixtures for the 2021/22 league season will be published in June.

SPFL start date (all divisions)
Saturday July 31, 2021

League Cup group stage
MD1: Weekend of July 10/11, 2021
MD2: Midweek of July 13/14, 2021
MD3: Weekend of July 17/18, 2021
MD4: Midweek of July 20/21, 2021
MD5: Weekend of July 24/25, 2021