Highland League champions Cove Rangers will begin the defence of their title at their new stadium.
Cove’s first game of the season will be at their Balmoral Stadium against Clachnacuddin on Saturday July 28, with the championship flag raised before kick-off.
Cove will face a tough test the following week when title contenders Fraserburgh, who open their campaign with a home match against Strathspey Thistle, make their first visit to Balmoral Stadium.
New Brora Rangers manager Steven Mackay faces a tough baptism on the opening day when Wick Academy supply the opposition at Dudgeon Park for the first north derby of the season. Buckie Thistle meet Inverurie Locos at Victoria Park in an intriguing opening day fixture, while Huntly take on Turriff United at Christie Park.
Last season’s most-improved side Rothes, who have already brought in five new recruits, start the season with a home game against Fort William followed by a trip to Strathspey Thistle.
The Speysiders face a tougher test against champions Cove Rangers at Mackessack Park in the first midweek fixture of the season on Wednesday August 8.
Regular Wednesday night early-season fixture cards are a feature this term, interspersed with midweek North of Scotland and Aberdeenshire Cup ties.
There is also a couple of standout fixtures in the festive fixture card with Brora Rangers hosting Fraserburgh at Dudgeon Park and Cove visiting Buckie Thistle on Saturday December 22.
Formartine United make the journey to Wick the following weekend, while Cove take on Huntly on the artificial surface at Bamoral Stadium.