DUNFERMLINE will kick-off the new Championship season at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The fixture list for the division was released this afternoon, and will pit Stevie Crawford's side against the Highlanders in their opening fixture on October 17.

They will follow that with a trip to Alloa Athletic - who, this week, they announced an off-field partnership with - and home tie with former boss Allan Johnston's Queen of the South.

Relegated Hearts will make their first visit to East End on November 21, while the first Fife derby since 2017 is slated for Stark's Park on December 5.

Raith Rovers return as Pars' first foots on January 2, which is followed by trips to Tynecastle and Cappielow, to play Morton, in successive weeks.

Dunfermline will end the campaign at Alloa on Friday April 30, in a match that will kick off at 7.05pm.

Other fixtures on the opening day are:

Ayr United v Queen of the South

Hearts v Dundee

Morton v Alloa

Raith Rovers v Arbroath.

For full fixture lists, visit the Pars' official website, or www.spfl.co.uk.