Falkirk host Hibernian, while relegated Dundee United open their Championship campaign at home to Queen of the South.
Promotion candidates Falkirk and Hibs will meet on the opening weekend of the Championship season after the SPFL released the fixture list for the 2016/17 Scottish football campaign.
Dundee United begin their Scottish Championship campaign with a home encounter against Queen of the South on August 6.
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With Queen of the South facing Division Two side Cowdenbeath in the Tennent's Scottish Cup Fourth Round on Saturday, Vital QOS will take fans a tour around Central Park and beyond.
Queen of the South have captured the signing of Hearts goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald on loan until the end of the season.
Queens have signed striker Stephen Dobbie from St Johnstone. The 24-year-old had been out on loan to Dumbarton and while there scored 11 goals for the Third Division side.
Queens first game of the New Year will be played on 2nd January when Gretna are the visitors. Fans will be looking forward to the clubs third eagerly awaited encounter of the 2006-07 season.