The SPFL yesterday announced some key dates for Season 2018/19.

All four divisions will kick off on the weekend of Saturday August 4.

Season 2018/19 will begin with the group stage of the Betfred Cup in mid-July, as has been the case for the past two years.
However, the Betfred Cup last 16 will be played on Saturday August 18 rather than the usual midweek slot due to a change in the UEFA competition dates.

The first round of the IRN-BRU Cup is scheduled for the midweek of August 14/15.

Fixtures for the 2018/19 League Season will be published in mid-June.

Season 2018/19 key dates

Betfred Cup group stage matches
MD1 Saturday July 14
MD2 Midweek of July 17/18
MD3 Saturday July 21
MD4 Midweek of July 24/25
MD5 Saturday July 28

Betfred Cup round 2
Saturday August 18

Ladbrokes SPFL (all divisions)
Fixture round 1: Saturday August 4
Fixture round 2: Saturday August 11

IRN-BRU Cup round 1
Midweek of August 14/15