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Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership 2016 - 2017

Scottish Premier LeagueAfter an absence of four season, Rangers are back in the top flight, a promotion that can only increase the competitiveness of the competition and boost gate receipts.

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Aberdeen

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Designer: Adidas

Sponsor: Saltire

Runners up Aberdeen have announced plans to build a new stadium to the west of the city and hope this will be ready for the 2019-20 season. There are no surprises with the latest first choice kit while black is the main colour for the change strip.

(William Kay)

 

Celtic

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Designer: New Balance

Sponsor: Dafabet

The Bhoys won their fifth successive title at a canter but some supporters have been critical of the lack lustre manner in which they achieved this. Defeat at the hand of Rangers in the Scottish Cup cannot have helped.

New Balance have served up an interesting riff on the familiar hooped shirts. The black change strip made its first appearance in Celtic's embarrassing defeat in Gibraltar in the Champions' League qualifiers against Lincoln Red Imps. You might ask how the shocking (in every sense) pink strip honours the Lisbon Lions? Apparently the tickets for the historic European Cup final match were - you're ahead of me - pink.

(William Hogg)

 

Dundee

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: McEwan Fraser

Standard Puma designs have been chosen with red features on the sleeves of the "home" shirt and stocking turnovers a welcome contrast. Horizontal pinstripes appear on the alternate. The limited edition third kit features a tartan pattern into which the name of the club's adopted charity, Maggie's, is printed.

(William Kay)

 

Hamilton Academicals

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Designer: Adidas

Sponsor: SuperSeal Home Improvements (1st), NetBet (2nd)

Hamilton have given up producing shirts under their own brand name and are now kitted out entirely by Adidas. The white hoops on the new first shirt feature a graded fleck pattern and are not easy on the eyes. The change strip is unchanged except for a new shirt sponsor.

(William Kay)

 

Heart of Midlothian

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: Save the Children

A reinvigorated Hearts finished in third place and earned a place in Europe. The new first strip is too plain for some but I rather like it. The change strip has attracted much negative comment, which is a shame as it is an homage to a very important figure in the history of Scottish football. Launched to coincide with the opening of the Hearts Museum, it is in the racing colours of the 5th Earl of Rosebery, Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1894, President of the Scottish FA and Honorary President of Hearts. The colours were adopted by the national team around the turn of the century and the Scotland shirt worn by Hearts' legend Bobby Walker in 1901 takes pride of place in the museum collection. Last season's change shirt is drafted in for the third strip.

(Phil Turnbull HoMFC, William Hogg, Davie Thomson)

 

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

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Designer: Carbrini

Sponsor: McEwan Fraser

Striped shirts are nothing new for Caley Thistle but they always have an unusual twist, in this instance a blurred effect. The change strip is a relatively straightforward affair.

(William Kay)

 

Kilmarnock

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Designer: Nike

Sponsor: QTS

Kilmarnock had to contest the end of season play-offs but retain their place after beating Falkirk comfortably over two legs. It is such a shame that they have now opted for standard Nike strips (the new Striped Division II and Sash templates) rather than the innovative designs of recent seasons.

(William Kay, Allan Auld, Jack Henderson)

 

Motherwell

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Designer: Macron

Sponsor: Motorpoint

Italian manufacturer Macron have come up with a some excellent designs this season such as this set for Motherwell. The traditional claret band is restored and features on an all-amber first strip, harking back to the late 1960s. The change strip has a denim effect printed into the fabric, which is rather original.

(William Kay)

 

Partick Thistle

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Designer: Joma

Sponsor: Kingsford Capital Management

No team likes to mix it up when it comes to new kits like the Jags and this season's first choice is unlike anything the team has worn before. To my mind their red and yellow tops always look best when set off by black rather than red shorts so this set gets 8/10. I also like the white change strip which is pretty restrained by Partick's standards.

(William Kay)

 

Rangers

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: 32Red

Rangers are finally back in the top tier after winning the Championship comfortably. Their new first strip is a traditional affair with piping at the collar that is reminiscent of the 80s. The large checkered pattern sublimated into the torso is echoed by smaller checks on the sleeves. In May Rangers announced they were tearing up the agreement under which Sports Direct sell club merchandise. The club receives just 4p for each £1 spent in the stores. The new kits were reported to have been ordered from Puma by Sports Direct with no input from the club.

(Tommy Samson, Wiliam Geddes)

 

Ross County

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Designer: Macron

Sponsor: CRC Evans

Macron are now providing Ross County's kit and on these two efforts, they are going to make a fine job of following on from Carbrini. The Staggies always turn out in distinctive and original strips which begs the question of why so many of their peers on both sides of the border are content to foist bog standard templates from the big manufacturers on their support. Money is likely to form part of the answer.

(Andrea Palilla)

 

St. Johnstone

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Designer: Joma

Sponsor: Alan Storrar Cars

St Johnstone are wearing a distinctive first shirt by Joma. Hey, a sash looks good doesn't it, so two of them will look twice as good!

(David Graham)