Kilmarnock fans at the turnstiles for the first time since the pandemic. Kilmarnock 2 Ayr United 0, Scottish Championship, August 2nd 2021. Following Kilmarnock's relegation in 2020-21, the first game of the new season is the Ayreshire Derby, the first league match between the teams in 28 years. Due to relaxation of Covid restrictions the match was played in front of a crowd of 3200 Kilmarnock fans. The game was shown live on BBC Scotland.