Scottish teams set for Boxing Day fixtures

Scottish football Boxing Day fixtures

  • Date: Thursday, 26 December
  • Kick-off: 15:00 GMT

Coverage: Updates on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Sport website

Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic travel to Perth to face St Johnstone in one of six top-flight Boxing Day games.

Second-place Dundee United take on St Mirren in Paisley while Partick Thistle's search for a first home league win continues against Inverness .

Aberdeen , who are third, host Motherwell , with the two sides separated by a point.

Bottom club Hearts entertain Kilmarnock and Hibernian are in Dingwall to face Ross County .

There's also action in Scotland's third and fourth tiers.

League One leaders Rangers play their first match since 7 December against Stranraer at Ibrox.

And Annan Athletic make the trip to Links Park to take on Montrose .

All matches kick off at 15:00 GMT with live updates available on BBC Radio Scotland's Open all Mics with live text coverage on the BBC Sport website.

Celtic, still unbeaten in the league this season, are currently 10 points clear of United and Neil Lennon's side also have a game in hand.

The Tangerines, Aberdeen and Inverness are all on 32 points, separated only by goal difference.

And with Motherwell one point further behind, the race for European places, even at this stage of the season, is getting tight.

At the other end of the table, Hearts are looking for the win that will take them on to zero points, having started the season with a 15-point deduction due to insolvency problems.

County are 14 points clear of bottom spot but Derek Adams' side have not won since early October.