We've got a bit of delay in hearing from the managers around Scotland's football grounds so I'll wrap things up here, start hunting down some audio clips and help get the post-match quotes on to the BBC Sport website. Once again, many thanks for your attention today. We'll be back tomorrow lunchtime with live text and radio coverage of Dundee United v Celtic. Have a great evening.
- Hamilton Accies win at Ross County
- Home wins for Aberdeen and St Johnstone
- Ian Baraclough's Well win at 10-man St Mirren
- Dundee snatch late point at Partick
Aberdeen have won six of their last seven league games, all six of which have come with clean sheets.
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At his media conference Rangers manager Ally McCoist feels his team bounced back from the poor performance at Queen of the South last Friday but he wants his team to score more goals from the chances they create. He says he may be at the AGM on Monday. The crowd at Ibrox today was given as 28,000 but from what we have heard that seems generous. The Gers boss admits he's not sure how easy it will be to get the fans to return in the short term.
Rangers are nine points behind the Jambos and Hibs and Queen of the South are seven points behind the Ibrox men.
In the Championship, Hearts continue to set the pace with 14 wins from 16 matches. They are the only unbeaten side in senior football in Scotland and England and have conceded only eight league goals this term.
Celtic, Aberdeen, Hamilton, Inverness, Dundee United and St Johnstone make up the top half of the Premiership table. Dundee are five points behind the Perth Saints. Can anyone see a team breaking into the top six before the season ends?
Albion Rovers 0-0 Montrose
Arbroath 2-0 Berwick Rangers
Clyde 3-1 East Fife
Elgin P-P East Stirlingshire
Queen's Park 0-0 Annan Athletic
Ayr United 2-2 Stirling Albion
Dunfermline 0-1 Stranraer
Forfar 1-1 Airdrieonians
Morton 0-1 Peterhead
Stenhousemuir 0-2 Brechin
Hearts 2-0 Alloa
Queen of the South 1-2 Cowdenbeath
Raith Rovers 1-3 Hibernian
Rangers 2-0 Livingston
Dumbarton v Falkirk (ko 5.30)
Neil Rawlinson @neil_rawlinson: "I retract my tweet of a few weeks ago about D Clarkson for Scotland in the hope he can start scoring again #bbcscotfootball"
David Nicol @DJ_Nicol: "big questions about the officials today 4 big calls against saints"
Kilmarnock could still salvage something from this game, but both Jamie Hamill and Robbie Muirhead waste chances with wild efforts over the bar, before a sweeping move involving Josh Magennis is finished with a badly hooked shot from Ross Barbour.
Dundee snatch a late goal at Firhill, as a Philip Roberts shot is deflected off Conrad Balatoni and into the Jags' net.
With Hibs leading 3-1 at Raith Rovers and Hearts and Rangers both leading 2-0 against Alloa and Livingston respectively, the Championship table is beginning to resemble how many observers reckon it will finish. It's Hearts, Rangers and Hibs in that order, but we're not even at Christmas, so there are lots of matches still to be played.
Derek McInnes has to let David Goodwillie know who the boss is after the striker lets it be known in the dugout he is unhappy at being substituted for Jeffrey Monakana. It has been another hard-working performance from the striker but he is a man who badly needs a goal.
A quick switch to rugby - Glasgow Warriors have beaten Irish side Munster 21-18 in the Pro 12. That's a fantastic result for Gregor Townsend's team.
David Wotherspoon fizzes a shot over the bar from a tight angle and St Johnstone's lead stays at a single goal.
Stewart Connor @_Stewartacus: "Surely Hibs won't miss out on yet another opportunity to level with QotS?! Not good enough #bbcscotfootball"
Josh Law lays the ball on a plate for John Sutton who knocks the ball in for the first goal for Motherwell under new manager Ian Baraclough.
Rangers midfielder Fraser Aird's cross into the box is deflected past his own goalkeeper by Simon Mensing as he stretchers to clear the danger.
Jeroen Tesselaar lofts the ball over Motherwell goalkeeper Dan Twardzik and into the net, but the St Mirren defender had already been ruled offside.
The Dons finally break the deadlock. Jamie Hamill's misplaced pass is pounced on by Jonny Hayes who makes a great run forward. His shot is saved by Craig Samson but parried into the path of Peter Pawlett who hits the back of the net.
Killie remind everyone that there are two teams in this game as Rory McKenzie shoots straight at Scott Brown. Aberdeen will regret not taking their chances if the visitors can find a goal on the break.
It's a red card for Inverness midfielder Ross Draper.
Emma Martin on Facebook: "14,000 miles away and I can tell that goal should have stood for the Saints, seems a few very, very bad decisions against us today."
Darryl Westlake's injury is starting to hit Killie now with Jonny Hayes becoming more of a feature in the game. He clips a cross to the back post but David Goodwillie puts it over the bar, before a jinking run causes problems. Niall McGinn also swerves a shot wide as Aberdeen crank up the pressure.
Brian Graham steps up to slam the ball past Dean Brill and St Johnstone have a precious lead.
St Johnstone win a penalty as Brian Graham is brought down in the box. He'll take the spot kick...
Motherwell striker John Sutton just fails to get a toe to a ball that flashes across the face of the St Mirren goal.
Hooray! It's the second goal of the day in the top tier! James Craigen makes the breakthrough in 58 minutes to put Alan Archibald's side a goal up at Firhill.
St Mirren are annoyed with the officials again as their claims for a trip on Kenny McLean in the penalty box are waved away.
And talking of Millar, he is replaced by Murray Davidson. Sounds as if it's a tactical switch rather than an injury to the Saints midfielder.
Peter Pawlett flashes a shot across the face of the Killie goal then Manuel Pascali has to clear under pressure as Ryan Jack takes a shot. It's a sterling start to the second half for the Dons.
Drama in Paisley... St Mirren looked to have scored when Kenny McLean headed a Stevie Mallan towards goal. It struck the underside of the bar and appeared to bounce behind the line. However, the referee Alan Muir waved play on and Jim Goodwin's drive flashed just wide of the far post as his team-mates were celebrating a goal.
Motherwell manager Ian Baraclough doesn't hesitate in making changes and he brings on Lee Erwin and Fraser Kerr at half time. I'll establish who has gone off in a few moments.
The matches will be resuming soon. Let's hope for more goals. We've had one in the Premiership and one in League One, but thankfully it has been a bit livelier in the Championship.
Allan Johnston will be encouraged with the first-half display of his Killie team. His players have closed down their hosts well and ensured the Dons have not been able to properly dictate the game. Despite limiting the home side, Adam Rooney, Niall McGinn and David Goodwillie are still lurking with intent and all three could have been on the score sheet.
Albion Rovers 0-0 Montrose
Arbroath 1-0 Berwick Rangers
Clyde 0-1 East Fife
Elgin P-P East Stirlingshire
Queen's Park 0-0 Annan Athletic
Ayr United 0-0 Stirling Albion
Dunfermline 0-0 Stranraer
Forfar 0-0 Airdrieonians
Morton 0-0 Peterhead
Stenhousemuir 0-1 Brechin
Hearts 2-0 Alloa
Queen of the South 0-1 Cowdenbeath
Raith Rovers 1-1 Hibernian
Rangers 1-0 Livingston
Dumbarton v Falkirk (5.30 ko)
Hmm, clearly goals are scarce in the Premiership this afternoon. Motherwell almost had one before half-time but Josh Law's half volley from the edge of the penalty area went straight into the arms of goalkeeper Mark Ridgers. That was their first shot on target in the game.
It's a blow to Killie with a stretcher being called for Darryl Westlake after a late lunge from David Goodwillie, who is booked. Westlake has done a good job keeping Jonny Hayes quiet, not an easy task for many defenders this season. That job now shifts to his replacement Ross Barbour.
The Saintees are going close but just cannot find the back of the net. Michael O'Halloran races in on goal and fires a left-foot shot from 12 yards which Dean Brill blocks with his chest.
Inverness Caley Thistle's Aaron Doran powers a shot towards goal from about 20 yards that is deflected just wide of the target. At the other end of the pitch Dave Mackay cracks a shot from close range but there are too many white-socked Highlanders in the way and we await the breakthrough.
Eilidh Child and Ann Budge caption fun time
Michael James David Angus: "So what country is Buaben's dad the King of?"#bbcscotfootball" That is a belter!
Just the one goal so far from the five Premiership matches - that scored by Martin Canning for Hamilton at Ross County. A goal glut must be on its way in the second half.
Eilidh Child and Ann Budge caption fun time
Alan David Duncan: @alandduncan "Please ask Santa for some shooting boots for David Goodwillie. #COYR #bbcscotfootball"
Michael James David Angus on Facebook: Child is saying to Budge "I fancy a bovril and a mince pie, fo show!" #bbcscotfootball"
After a flying start from Kilmarnock the Dons are starting to get into their rhythm. Niall McGinn has two half chances before Peter Pawlett goes on a mazy run but can't finish it off.
Callum Paterson knocks home Hearts's second goal of the day, finishing off a cross from Jamie Walker.
Saints striker Michael O'Halloran blazes over the Caley Thistle crossbar. He was leaning back too much, as if he were limboing under a shop shutter on Christmas Eve at closing time.
Ten-man St Mirren have the first shot on target in Paisley, a half-volley from Jim Goodwin driving straight into the arms of Motherwell goalkeeper Dan Twardzik from just inside the penalty area following a corner.
Partick Thistle blow the chance to go a goal up as James Craigen is through on goal but Dees keeper Kyle Letheren does well to keep it at 0-0.
It's still goalless in Perth but Chris Millar, Lee Croft and David Wotherspoon are trying hard to create chances for the home side.
It's all action in the North-East. Ryan Jack plays a great ball forward for David Goodwillie who drives forward and cracks a shot off the bar. His three goals for Aberdeen so far have all been headers, as his shooting boots again let him down.
Alan David Duncan @alandduncan: "Consistent selection again and with the form we've been in, expect @AberdeenFC to be too strong for Killie today.#bbcscotfootball"
Aberdeen have had to do more defending in the opening 15 minutes than they perhaps expected to. Robbie Muirhead has a shot deflected wide for Kilmarnock's second corner of the game, then it's another heart-in-mouth moment for the Pittodrie crowd as ex-Dons Josh Magennis and Lee Miller both get close to Jamie Hamill's cross.
St Mirren are down to 10 men as skipper Steven Thompson is shown a straight red card for a challenge on Mark O'Brien. He was a fraction late with the challenge.
James Keatings scores his sixth goal of the season with a strike from just inside the box into the corner of the net.
Dougie Kinnear @TeamKinnear: "Now when I say only 3 points will cure this hangover, I am betting that a Pittodrie pie & a Bovril will also help! #bbcscotfootball"
Andrew Priestley @A_Priestley89: "With Inverness away to St Johnstone today and Dundee United playing Celtic tomorrow, Aberdeen have a chance of going 2nd. #bbcscotfootball"
St Mirren full-back Jason Naismith fires a few yards over the crossbar after latching on to a long ball from Jeroen Tesselaar.
Just as Kilmarnock were looking good, Aberdeen almost take the lead. Jonny Hayes thumps a shot at goal that Craig Samson parries into the path of Adam Rooney, but the in-form striker puts his chance wide from close range.
It is an encouraging start for Kilmarnock at Pittodrie, and they've managed to unsettle the Dons at the back who seem a little surprised at the Ayrshire men's early attacking intent.
Fraser Aird's strike calms the nerves somewhat at Ibrox and eases the very immediate pressure on manager Ally McCoist.
Ali Crawford's corner is glanced into the County net by Martin Canning to give Accies a dream start in Dingwall. What was that Staggies boss Jim McIntyre was saying about the importance of keeping a clean sheet? He'll be beelin'.
The matches at McDiarmid Park and St Mirren Park have started quietly. No goalmouth chances of note.
On our BBC Sport Scotland Facebook page, some comments on the St Mirren fan zone.
Roy Crawford: "St Mirren have a business to run and profits to make. Of course it's a good idea."
Frazer McLachlan: "Who wants to hang about in a freezing cold wet carpark in December? Perhaps in the warmer months (summer football)."
Colin Hunter: "Only doable when the two teams do not have history of hatred against each other."
Gavin Mcadam: "76,000 can pack old trafford, drink afore the match and present no real problem, but 3 thousand souls cannae be trusted to watch the buddies having access to a bar? Think we've grown up a bit since 1980..."
And we're off and running...
Livingston manager Mark Burchill
"It was a very strange week but I've loved every minute of it. (Former manager) John (McGlynn) phoned me to wish me well. He's a fantastic guy and he will be a friend for life. I just want the players to relax (at Ibrox). I don't want them to be nervous. I've got it (the job) until the end of the season."
Rangers: Simonsen, Foster, McCulloch, McGregor, Wallace, Aird, Black, Law, Smith, Miller, Clark. Subs: Robinson, Mohsni, Daly, Templeton, Boyd, Shiels, Faure.
Livingston: Jamieson, Kyle Jacobs, Fordyce, Mensing, Gallacher, Rutherford, Keaghan Jacobs, Mullen, O'Brien, Glen, White. Subs: Sives, Ogleby, Hippolyte, Praprotnik, Beaumont, McKenna, Grant.
Hearts: Alexander, Paterson, Wilson, Ozturk, Walker, Robinson, King, Pallardo, Buaben, Keatings, Eckersley. Subs: Hamilton, Holt, Nicholson, Oliver, McKay, Buchanan, McGhee.
Alloa: McDowall, Doyle, Gordon, Benedictus, Meggatt, Docherty, McCoird, Simmons, Holmes, Spence, Buchanan. Subs: Couser, Ferns, Hetherton, Marr, Cawley, Tiffoney.
Raith Rovers: McGurn, Thomson, Watson, Hill, McKeown, Conroy, Callachan, Scott, McKay, Stewart, Nade. Subs: Anderson, Elliot, Vaughan, Laidlaw, Ellis, Matthews, Barr.
Hibernian: Oxley, Gray, Hanlon, Fontaine, Stevenson, Robertson, Craig, S. Allan, Handling, Malonga, Cummings. Subs: Perntreou, Harris, Stanton, Heffernan, Sinclair, Booth, Kennedy.
And here's a thing: the Dons have won the last five games against Kilmarnock.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes
"We know we have a tough match ahead of us and we have to work for anything we'll get. (On the removal of the club's debt, partly in exchange for equity) It's brilliant news. The amount of the debt has weighed heavily and now that is no longer there, it is fantastic, it gives us the opportunity to maximise what we have here. I am happy with the squad we have put together here. I am sure if the right player becomes available in January the chairman will help me."
At Firhill, in Maryhill, just up the hill from what was often described as "Glasgow's leafy west end" whenever there was a story in the press about BBC Scotland's old headquarters, Partick Thistle play host to Dundee. Hmm, this match is a tough one to call. Thistle are in ninth place, one spot and one point behind the Dark Blues but they have not lost in the last four games between the teams.
From Dingwall, it's south to the fair city of Perth where St Johnstone are up against Inverness CT. The Perth Saints have won five of their last six games in all competitions, but Inverness are flying high in second place in the Premiership. The Highlanders seem to blow hot and cold away from home - they have won four and lost three times this season.
Ross County manager Jim McIntyre
"First and foremost we have to keep a clean sheet. If we do that I am confident we'll win the game. We are creating lots of chances. It's about the concentration levels (for the defence). You've got to build on what you did last week, which was move off the bottom of the table. The spirit has been great, certainly over the last six weeks. It wasn't great when we first came in. The players believe they are good enough."
For Hamilton's trip to Ross County, the hosts are not in second bottom spot of the Scottish Premiership for no reason. They have registered just one league win at home, a 2-1 victory over Dundee, this season. Accies thumped County 4-0 in Lanarkshire at the end of August but somehow I reckon County will get something from this one.
Let's have a quick run through the games. Staying in Paisley, and on their last nine visits to the town, Motherwell have won only twice. Even more worrying for Well fans, the Steelmen have won only one and drawn one of their eight away games this season. Ah, but there's comfort in St Mirren's dismal home form: played eight, lost seven, scored thrice. It has to be a goalless draw, right?
There's more on the St Mirren fans' zone initiative in our online story.
St Mirren have created a pop-up fans' zone outside their ground for today's match, with live music and, whisper it, alcohol. Listeners to Sportsound on BBC Radio Scotland may be able to hear The 10-Bob Sliders playing in the background, Buddies captain Stevie Thompson's old man's band (quick check on the placing of apostrophes...).
St Mirren caretaker manager Gary Teale gives a first-team debut to 18-year-old Lewis McLear. He comes into the midfield along with Stevie Mallan, with defender Sean Kelly and forward Thomas Reilly dropping out, which suggests a bit of tinkering to the Buddies' formation.
Ian Baraclough makes only two changes to his Motherwell starting line-up for his first game in charge. Iain Vigurs misses out after going off at half-time last weekend and his place is taken by winger Lionel Ainsworth. Meanwhile, Craig Reid comes in for Zaine Francis-Angol.
Motherwell manager Ian Baraclough at St Mirren Park
"We come here in good heart and with confidence and we hope to go home with the three points. There have been one or two injuries. I'm a big advocate of giving young lads a chance if they are good enough. I think we've got enough to start climbing the table."
So, there are five Scottish Premiership matches, all kicking off in a little over half an hour, In the Championship, troubled Rangers are at home to troubled Livingston, Hearts welcome Alloa and Hibs are at Raith Rovers. Also, Dumbarton host Falkirk and Cowdenbeath are in Dumfries to play Queen of the South.
Aberdeen: Brown, Logan, Considine, Taylor, Reynolds, McGinn, Hayes, Pawlett, Goodwillie, Jack, Rooney. Subs: Langfield, Murray, Robson, Smith, Monakana, Shankland, Gibbons.
Kilmarnock: Samson, Hamill, McKenzie, Miller, Ashcroft, Slater, Westlake, Chantler, Magennis, Pascali, Muirhead. Subs: Brennan, Barbour, Johnston, Cairney, O'Hara, Syme, Hawkshaw.
St Mirren: Ridgers, Naismith, McAusland, Goodwin, McGinn, McLean, Thompson, Osbourne, Tesselaar, Mallan, McLear. Subs: Kello, Kelly, Marwood, Wylde, Reilly, Ball, Drury.
Motherwell: Twardzik, Reid, Carswell, McManus, Ainsworth, Sutton, Lasley, O'Brien, Law, Ojamaa, Ferguson. Subs: Nielsen, Kerr, Erwin, Thomas, Cadden, Neill, MacLean.
Ross County: Regeuro, Quinn, Saunders, Reckford, Arquin, Irvine, Dingwall, Woods, Brittain, Cardle, Gardyne. Subs: Carey, Jervis, Toshney, Dunfield, Maatsen, Kiss, Brown.
Hamilton Accies: McGovern, Hendrie, Devlin, Canning, Gillespie, Imrie, Neil, Crawford, MacKinnon, Andreu, Antoine Curier. Subs: Scotland, Lyon, Watson, Longridge, Brophy, Redmond, Currie.
St Johnstone: Mannus, Mackay, Lappin, Wright, Anderson, Millar, Wotherspoon, Graham, Croft, B Easton, O'Halloran. Subs: Banks, Macdonald, Caddis, Davidson, Miller, Brown, McLaren.
Inverness CT: Brill, Raven, Shinnie, Vincent, Warren, Meekings, McKay, Draper, Doran, Tansey, Christie. Subs Banks, Macdonald, Caddis, Davidson, Miller, Brown, McLaren.
Partick Thistle: Gallacher, O'Donnell, Seaborne, Balatoni, Craigen, Bannigan, Stevenson, Elliott, Higginbotham, Osman, Fraser. Subs: Fox, Doolan, Lawless, Eccleston, Wilson, Lindsay, McDaid.
Dundee: Letheren, Irvine, Dyer, Konrad, McPake, Thomson, Ferry, McGinn, McAlister, Stewart, Clarkson. Subs: Schenk, Davidson, McBride, Roberts, Tankulic, Boyle, Carreiro.
I'll be tapping away at my keyboard until well after the final whistle sounds around the grounds. Until then, keep your eyes peeled for the team news, a run-down of what's happening in the games and some of your splendid contributions.
A very warm welcome to our text commentary on today's football. Elgin City v East Stirlingshire in League Two was called off yesterday, but other than that the heavy overnight rain in parts of Scotland hasn't claimed any more games. So-o-o, let's get it on!