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Ross County to open 2022/23 Scottish Premiership season away from home as trip to Edinburgh to face Hearts at Tynecastle beckons

By Andrew Henderson

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Ross County will start the upcoming Scottish Premiership campaign away from home, with the fixture list throwing up a trip to Hearts on the opening day of the season.

The schedule for all four tiers of the men's SPFL pyramid were released this morning, meaning Malky Mackay can begin to plan for where his side will be and when.

Malky Mackay now knows who Ross County will face when in the Premiership. Picture: James Mackenzie
Malky Mackay now knows who Ross County will face when in the Premiership. Picture: James Mackenzie

Last season the Staggies faced a tricky start against most of the previous year's top six sides, and it is a similar story this time around – with all of 2021/22's top three sides coming up in the early weeks of the campaign.

After a trip to Tynecastle, defending champions Celtic will head north to Dingwall. After that may come an opportunity for some respite against St Mirren and Kilmarnock, before a visit to Ibrox on matchday five.

Unusually for this season, the winter break will take place after the round of games on November 12, when County travel to Celtic, with Premiership clubs not in action again until December 17.

For County, that means a home match against St Johnstone, before a Christmas Eve fixture against Rangers – also in Dingwall.

The last match before the split sees Malky Mackay's men return to where they started – Tynecastle to take on Hearts.

The post-split dates are slated for May 6, May 13, May 20, May 24 and the final day of the campaign on May 27.

Ross County Premiership fixtures

July 30 – Hearts (away)

August 6 – Celtic (home)

August 13 – St Mirren (away)

August 20 – Kilmarnock (Home)

August 27 – Rangers (away)

September 3 – Aberdeen (home)

September 10 – Motherwell (home)

September 17 – St Johnstone (away)

October 1 – Hibernian (home)

October 8 – Livingston (away)

October 15 – Dundee United (home)

October 22 – Kilmarnock (away)

October 29 – Hearts (home)

November 5 – St Mirren (home)

November 9 – Hibernian (away)

November 12 – Celtic (away)

December 17 – St Johnstone (home)

December 24 – Rangers (home)

December 28 – Dundee United (away)

January 2 – Aberdeen (away)

January 7 – Livingston (home)

January 14 – Motherwell (away)

January 28 – Kilmarnock (home)

February 1 – Hibernian (home)

February 4 – Rangers (away)

February 18 – St Mirren (away)

February 25 – Dundee United (home)

March 4 – Motherwell (home)

March 18 – Livingston (away)

April 1 – Celtic (home)

April 8 – St Johnstone (away)

April 15 – Aberdeen (home)

April 22 – Hearts (away)

Post split dates – May 6, May 13, May 20, May 24, May 27

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