Former Rangers manager Walter Smith

Walter Smith resigns as chairman of Rangers

The decision takes immediate effect

Hearts hit with transfer embargo after going into administration

The ban will run until February next year

Nicky Law scores twice on Rangers debut

Former Motherwell and Rotherham midfielder Nicky Law began his Rangers career with two goals as the Glasgow side beat Albion Rovers 4-0 in the Ramsdens Cup.

Gary Hooper's brace put his side well on their way

Transfer news: Norwich match QPR bid for Celtic striker Gary Hooper

The fee is thought to be in the region of £5m

Gary Hooper (R) of Celtic celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the William Hill Scottish Cup Final

Transfer news: Celtic accept bid from QPR for striker Gary Hooper

The 25-year-old is keen on a return to England

Neil Lennon is at the centre of celebrations after Celtic clinch the title

Champions League: Celtic will play either Elfsborg or Daugava Daugavpils in qualifier

A trip to Sweden or Latvia awaits the Scottish champions

Gary Hooper

Transfer news: QPR make improved £4.5m bid for Celtic striker Gary Hooper

The relegated side are desperate to bounce straight back to the Premier League

Gary Hooper

Celtic transfer news: Neil Lennon expects Gary Hooper exit

Celtic manager Neil Lennon admits Gary Hooper could have played his last game for the club.

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Rangers assistant boss Kenny McDowall believes the turmoil of the last 12 months will make Ally McCoist a better manager

Ally McCoist claims Rangers can be back in the Champions League in five years

The club was demoted to the bottom tier last season

Neil Alexander to leave Rangers as Ally McCoist searches for new goalkeeper

Rangers manager Ally McCoist is on the lookout for another goalkeeper after confirming Neil Alexander will not be at Ibrox next season.

Victor Wanyama

Victor Wanyama will not sign for Southampton despite Celtic accepting £12m bid, says agent

Victor Wanyama will not be moving from Celtic to Southampton, according to the players' agent.

Neil Lennon is at the centre of celebrations after Celtic clinch the title

Celtic to play Cliftonville in Champions League qualifier

The Scottish champions play the side from Northern Ireland

Neil Lennon is at the centre of celebrations after Celtic clinch the title

Scottish Premier League fixture list unveiled: Celtic begin title defence at home

The reigning champions play Ross County

Hearts go into administration

The club was faced with a winding-up order last week

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