Dumbarton will open their Scottish Championship campaign at home to Morton when the 2017-18 season gets under way on August 5.

The Sons first away trip of the new season will be away to Falkirk at the Falkirk Stadium.

Stevie Aitken’s side will also face all three new sides to the this year’s Championship three weeks in a row.

Play-off winners Brechin and relegated Inverness Caledonian Thistle will visit the Dumbarton Football Stadium on September 16 and 23, before travelling to Livingston on September 30.

The festive fixtures will both be home games, with the Bairns visiting The Rock on December 23, before hosting Morton on 30 December.

The Sons face a particularly difficult run in this year, with their last four fixtures against Dundee United (H), Inverness Caledonian Thistle (A), Falkirk (H), Dunfermline (A).

Here is the full list of fixtures (bold = home tie):

July:

Pre-season fixtures:

Saturday 8th: Albion Rovers

Tuesday 11th: Partick Thistle

Saturday 15th: Clydebank

BetFred Cup:

Tuesday 18th: Ayr United

Saturday 22th: Clyde

Tuesday 25th: Annan

Saturday 29th: Kilmarnock

August:

Saturday 5th: Morton

Saturday 12th: Falkirk

Saturday 19th: Queen of the South

Saturday 26th: Dunfermline

September:

Saturday 9th: Dundee United

Saturday 16th: Brechin City

Saturday 23rd: ICT

Saturday 30th: Livingston

October:

Saturday 14th: St Mirren

Saturday 21st: Morton

Saturday 28th: Dundee United

November:

Saturday 4th: Brechin City

Saturday 11th: Queen of the South

Saturday 25th: Dunfermline

December:

Saturday 2nd: St Mirren

Saturday 9th: Livingston

Saturday 16th: ICT

Saturday 23rd: Falkirk

Saturday 30th: Morton

January:

Tuesday 2nd: Queen of the South

Saturday 6th: Dunfermline

Saturday 13th: St Mirren

Saturday 27th: Livingston

February:

Saturday 3rd: Brechin City

Saturday 17th: Dundee United

Saturday 24th: Falkirk

Tuesday 27th: ICT

March:

Saturday 3rd: Morton

Saturday 10th: Queen of the South

Saturday 17th: Brechin City

Saturday 24th: St Mirren

Saturday 31st: Livingston

April:

Saturday 7th: Dundee United

Saturday 14th: ICT

Saturday 21st: Falkirk

Saturday 28th: Dunfermline