Hibs out of Europe, Rangers go to Russia, and Celtic gets shipped out to Lithuania.
Quality teams in Scotland, for sure...
No one said they were quality, well, apart from die hard Rangers and Celtic fans.
The way I see it is this, Scottish football is poor and obviously nowhere near the level of the Premier League and in the main the Championship either. But if everyone said "it's shit" about various leagues then we wouldn't bother watching Championship, League One or League Two football never mind non league and amateur football but every level has it's fans.
I'm not saying Scottish football is good but (and I know people will say I'm as bias) it's not that bad, it has it's level and much like a lot of League One and Two games, there's some pretty decent games in it. If anything Rangers and Celtic's short comings (although Celtic have qualified for the group stages in the last few years) in Europe has become a stick to beat them with, yet if teams at the same level as some people see them at somehow got into Europe they'd be supporting them as underdogs and willing them to do well. We can't really say Scottish football is the equivalent of League One football then laugh when they get knocked out of Europe. I do but that's as much to laugh at the fans than the club.
The only reason people throw in the "it's shit" shouts is that people compare it to the Premier League a lot of the time and that's where the other side of the argument comes from. If you watch it in context and don't expect it to be world class then it can be quite good, just like the Championship, League One and League Two who people say Scotland's top league's at a level with. Most people that say it's shit never even watch games anyway but probably sit and enjoy many lower league games in England.