1979–80 Scottish Premier Division
|UEFA Cup||St. Mirren
|Cup Winners' Cup||Celtic|
|Goals scored||484 (2.69 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Doug Somner (25)|
|Biggest home win||Celtic 5–0 Kilmarnock|
|Biggest away win||Hibernian 0–5 Rangers|
The 1979–80 Scottish Premier Division season was won by Aberdeen, one point ahead of Celtic. Dundee and Hibernian were relegated. St Mirren's 3rd place was their highest finishing position in the league since the 1892-93 season.
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Aberdeen (C)||36||19||10||7||68||36||+32||48||1980–81 European Cup First round|
|2||Celtic||36||18||11||7||61||38||+23||47||1980–81 European Cup Winners' Cup First round|
|3||St Mirren||36||15||12||9||56||46||+10||42||1980–81 UEFA Cup First round|
|9||Dundee (R)||36||10||6||20||47||73||−26||26||Relegation to First Division|
Rules for classification: .
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.