July start for SPFL cup and league competitions
The SPFL has announced the start dates for season 2021/22 and also confirmed the return of the Scottish Premiership winter break.
All four divisions will kick off on the weekend of Saturday, July 31, with the Premiership shutting down from Monday, January 3 until Friday, January 21.
Season 2021/22 will begin, as it has over the past couple of seasons, with the group stages of the league cup being played.
These will start on the weekend of July 10/11, with further matchdays on July 13/14, July 17/18, July 20/21 and July 24/25.
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.