Steven Gerrard’s side won their first title in 10 years last season with a 25-point lead over fierce rivals, robbing Celtic of their 10th consecutive championship, and they start at Ibrox against David Martindale’s Livingston on Saturday 31 July.
New Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou will visit Tynecastle that evening at 8 p.m., while Motherwell will host Hibernian on Sunday August 1 at 4:30 p.m., also live on Sky Sports.
Newly promoted Dundee are back in the Scottish Premiership for the first time since 2019 and host St Mirren at 3 p.m. on Saturday July 31, while Ross County host St Johnstone at 3 p.m. and Aberdeen host Dundee United on Sunday 1 August at 3 p.m.
The first Old Firm clash of the season comes just four game days into the campaign on the weekend of August 28 in Ibrox, followed by January 2 at Celtic Park and April 4 again at Ibrox before the split.
The first Edinburgh derby of the season takes place on the weekend of September 11 at Tynecastle, while the first Dundee derby in five years takes place on the weekend of September 18 at Tannadice.
Sky Sports will be the only broadcaster to offer live coverage of the Scottish Premiership, with up to 48 games available on the Scottish football pitch, as the Rangers seek to retain their title.
Opening weekend meetings
Saturday July 31
Rangers vs Livingston – Kick-off at 1:30 p.m. – Live Air sports
Dundee vs St Mirren – Kick-off 3pm
Ross County vs St Johnstone – Kick-off 3pm
Hearts vs Celtic – Kick-off at 8 p.m. – Live Air sports
Sunday August 1
Aberdeen vs Dundee United – Kick-off 3pm – Live Air sports
Motherwell vs Hibernian – Kick-off 4:30 p.m.
Other dates, kick-off times and TV details to be confirmed – all games are subject to change.
Boxing Day Meetings
Aberdeen vs Dundee – Kick-off 3pm
Dundee United vs Hibernian – Kick-off 3pm
Hearts vs Ross County – Kick-off 3pm
Motherwell vs Livingston – Kick-off 3pm
Rangers vs St Mirren – Kick-off 3pm
St Johnstone vs Celtic – Kick-off 3pm
Scottish Premiership 2021/22 schedule club by club
Key dates for the 2021/22 Scottish Premiership season
The Scottish Premiership will start on the weekend of Saturday July 31 and Sunday August 1.
The upper flight will again take a winter break from Monday January 3 to Wednesday January 26.
After 33 games, the league splits into two sections of six teams, with each team competing in that section.
Scottish Premiership season 2021/22 with Sky Sports
- Up to 48 live Scottish Premiership games, including every Old Firm encounter.
- Live coverage presented by Eilidh Barbour with analysis by Kris Boyd and Andy Walker, and more.
- 24/7 coverage Sky Sports News, at skysports.com and through our Air sports social channels.
- Dedicated Scottish Premiership Highlights are broadcast weekly and free Highlights from each Scottish Premiership game on our website.
- Overview and analysis of our Scottish football podcast.