Premiership clubs preparing for the new season amid the coronavirus crisis are having to take friendly opportunities where they can find them.
Boss Derek McInnes is confident Aberdeen will be fired up to face Rangers in the season opener, despite the absence of the Red Army.
Hearts and Partick Thistle have released a joint statement claiming their battle against relegation is with the SPFL and they did not intend to come into "direct dispute" with promoted sides, Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers.
Scottish Premiership clubs have been given the go-ahead to start their season on August 1.
Aberdeen are confident they are moving closer to being able to offer fans a pay-per-view option for live streaming of behind-closed-door games.
Top flight clubs will be able to reduce Covid-19 testing to once a week from Monday.
Hosting Rangers in the Premiership opener at Pittodrie offers an opportunity for Aberdeen to lay down an early marker.
Aberdeen will today welcome back to training the unnamed player who tested positive for Covid-19 last week.
If Aberdeen can take care of Rangers on the first day of the season it would be a huge statement.
Children under the age of 12 could be the first Aberdeen fans to return to Pittodrie when the Scottish Premiership resumes.
Manager Derek McInnes was today hoping for a third straight negative Covid-19 test for the Aberdeen player who tested positive last week.
Dundee United have appealed to rival clubs to help fund their £150,000 legal bill after vowing to fight on against attempts to deny Scotland’s lower-league champions promotion.
Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers have asked other SPFL clubs for help in the battle to keep their promoted status.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes says news the Dons will meet Rangers at Pittodrie in their 2020/21 Premiership opener "focuses everyone".
Neil Lennon hopes to welcome Celtic supporters back through the Parkhead turnstiles in time for October’s opening Old Firm clash.
Aberdeen will begin their 2020/21 Premiership campaign with a mouth-watering Saturday evening clash against Rangers.
Dons winger Matty Kennedy is set to return to full training this week following minor surgery.
The Ladbrokes Premiership fixtures were announced on Monday morning, giving fans plenty to look forward to ahead of the big kick-off on August 1.
Celtic will kick off their bid for a historic 10th successive title at home to Hamilton on Sunday, August 2.
Hearts and Partick Thistle’s legal battle against relegation is set to take place behind closed doors after a judge ruled it should go through the Scottish Football Association arbitration process.
Hearts and Partick Thistle’s legal battle against relegation will go to an arbitration panel convened by the SFA.
Aberdeen hope to have 7,500 fans inside Pittodrie as early as October if Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease.
Scottish League Two will follow the other two lower divisions and play a 27-game season from October 17.
Neil Doncaster and John Nelms could be cross-examined by Hearts and Partick Thistle’s legal representative if their battle against relegation is heard in the Court of Session.
League One clubs have voted to start a shorter 27-game season on October 17.
The judge presiding over Hearts and Partick Thistle’s battle to avoid relegation is considering motions to terminate or suspend the case so it can go to arbitration.
Hearts and Partick Thistle will continue their bid to overturn their respective relegations at the Court of Session tomorrow.
A lawyer representing promoted clubs has argued that Hearts and Partick Thistle have no right to take their case against relegation to the Court of Session.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes hopes Scottish football can continue to take positive steps towards a return to competitive action.
The Scottish Professional Football League expects full participation in the lower two divisions and possibly the Betfred Cup.