Planning a Football Trip to Scotland? Details of the 2018/19 Fixtures to help you plan a football trip to Scotland.
Scottish Premier League
The Scottish Premier League (SPL) was the top level league competition for professional football clubs in Scotland. The league was founded in 1998, when it broke away from the Scottish Football League (SFL). It was abolished in 2013, when the SPL and SFL merged to form the new Scottish Professional Football League, with its top division being known as the Scottish Premiership. A total of 19 clubs competed in the SPL, but only the Old Firm clubs, Celtic and Rangers won the league championship.
Teams received three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points were awarded for a loss. Teams were ranked by total points, then goal difference, and then goals scored. At the end of each season, the club with the most points was crowned league champion. If points were equal, the goal difference and then goals scored determine the winner.
Clubs and Stadia
Twelve teams will contest the league: Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee, Hamilton Academical, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, Kilmarnock, Livingston, Motherwell, Rangers, St Johnstone and St Mirren. Celtic will be the defending champions.
The Wikipedia page for the season has details of all stadiums.
A full list of fixtures is available on the SPL website.
All the games between Celtic, Rangers, Hearts, Hibs and Aberdeen are included on our Fixtures page.
The first Old Firm game takes place at Celtic Park on the 1st September. The return fixture at Ibrox is on the 29th December which could be a great Football Trip opportunity between Christmas and New Year. In 2019, Celtic face Rangers at Celtic Park on the 30th March.
Celtic’s August game at Tynecastle v Hearts looks appealing as it could be combined with the Edinburgh festival, accommodation is expensive at this time of year but it’s a great time to visit the city.
Rangers start their season with a Football Trip to Aberdeen on the 5th August. Their Boxing Day fixture at home to Hibs looks a good Football Trip especially as they play Celtic 3 days later at home as well.
Boxing day in Aberdeen looks good as well with the visit of Celtic or the visit of Hearts on the Saturday before Christmas.
The first Edinburgh Derby is scheduled for the 31st October but it is the game on the 29th which could be combined with the famous Hogmany celebrations on New Years Eve. The final derby takes place at Tynecastle on the 6th April 2019.