Fate of promoted clubs
Only three times in SPL history has the team coming up from Division One been relegated in their first season - St Mirren went down in 2000/01, Gretna suffered the same fate in 2007/08 and Dunfermline made an immediate return to the second tier in 2011/12.
How the promoted clubs have fared in their first SPL season:
1998/99 - Dundee - 5th
1999/00 - Hibernian - 6th
2000/01 - Dunfermline - 9th
2000/01 - St Mirren - 12th (Relegated)
2001/02 - Livingston - 3rd
2002/03 - Partick Thistle - 10th
2004/05 - Inverness CT - 8th
2005/06 - Falkirk - 10th
2006/07 - St Mirren - 11th
2007/08 - Gretna - 12th (Relegated)
2008/09 - Hamilton Accies - 9th
2009/10 - St Johnstone - 8th
2010/11 - Inverness CT - 7th
2011/12 - Dunfermline - 12th (Relegated)
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