Scotland kick their Six Nations campaign off against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in little over a week's time.

Gregor Townsend will be without Greig Laidlaw and John Barclay who both announced their retirement from international rugby and so Stuart Hogg will be handed the armband to try and bring some success.

It begins with a trip to square-off against Ireland on February 1 at 4.45pm before BT Murrayfield plays host to Scotland vs the Auld Enemy England one week later, on February 8 at 4.45pm.

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Italy (2.15pm) and France (3pm) matches follow at Stadio Olimpico and then Edinburgh, respectively, before a match against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff concludes the round of matches in a 2.15pm kick-off time.

Head coach Townsend has already announced his 38-man squad for the tournament.