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Top sporting events coming to Scotland in 2023

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You can watch world-class sports women and men competing for titles at a range of high profile sporting events in Scotland in 2023. When it comes to sheer spectacle, you just can’t beat a gathering of the world’s elite athletes in a show of strength, speed and teamwork, as they battle to emerge the undisputed champions of their sport. And there are opportunities for you to get stuck in too, if spectating isn’t enough of a thrill as it is!

2023 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships

18 February 2023, Glasgow

This is your chance to watch British cycling athletes at the 2023 UCI Cycling Esports World Championships live physical final in Glasgow. This live final will kick off from 4.30pm (doors open), with racing due to start from 6pm, with a night of racing action alongside 11-time UCI World Champion and six-time Olympic gold medallist, Sir Chris Hoy, will take part in a Q&A session with the studio audience ahead of the race.

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Ultra Tour of Arran

1 – 2 April, Isle of Arran

Get involved in this two-day off-road running adventure on the Isle of Arran that will encompass everything from the dense forests and coastal scenery in the south to crumbling castles and dramatic mountains in the north.

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National Surfing Championships

7 – 9 April, Thurso

One of the best places in Scotland, and Europe, to catch a wave or two, 2023’s SSF National Surfing Championships will be taking place in Thurso for a weekend of high-tide thrills and skills on Scotland’s seas. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

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Genesis Scottish Open

13 – 16 July 2023, Renaissance Club, East Lothian

Taking place once again at the renowned Renaissance Club in North Berwick, last year was the start of a new era for this historic event, where world-class athletes from both sides of the Atlantic came together for a weekend of unmatched golfing.

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The Tall Ships Races

26 – 29 July 2023, Lerwick

Get ready for the action to happen in Lerwick in July when thousands of people will join in with four days of celebrating, sharing culture, and rekindling international friendships. The Tall Ships Races and twice before been hosted in Lerwick and host plenty of exciting opportunities to get involved in, including sailing aboard, volunteering, deck hires, supply of goods and services and of course the Cruise in Company!

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Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open

3 – 6 August, Dundonald Links, Ayrshire

An integral part of the golfing calendar, sitting on both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA, the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open returns to Dundonald Links in 2023 and will see a range of big names go head-to-head for the winning spot. Previous years winners have seen Stacy Lewis, Ariya Jutanugarn, Mi Jung Hur, Rebecca Artis, Trish Johnson as well as Scotland’s Carly Booth and Catriona Matthew, who is a double winner.

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UCI Cycling World Championships

3 – 13 August 2023, Glasgow and across Scotland

This highly anticipated event lands in Scotland this August for 10 days of unmatched cycling talent. Delve into the world of cycling where everyone can get involved. Whether you want to explore a new way to commute, find an eco-friendly way to travel around Scotland, or just want a new hobby to try out, you can uncover a world on wheels at the UCI Cycling World Championship.

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Go Swim – Loch Morlich

16 September 2023, Loch Morlich, Aviemore

Dip your toes into the world of wild swimming with Go Swim – Loch Morlich. Enjoy a refreshing swim with Cairngorm Mountain as your spectacular backdrop. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced swimmer there are lots of swims of various distances to choose from, including the 250m ideal for families, or if you can stand the cold, take on the 3000m great open water challenge. At the end of your swim, you’ll be rewarded with a medal and T-shirt. Who doesn’t love a prize?

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Salomon Skyline Scotland®

16 – 17 September 2023, Glen Coe

The UK’s biggest weekend of trail running and skyrunning featuring the Golden Trail National Series race (the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™), three of the toughest trail races in the UK, the world’s best mountain athletes and the truly iconic Salomon Glen Coe Skyline®.

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AJ Bell Great Scottish Run

1 October 2023, Glasgow

Coming to Glasgow in 2022 is the Great Scottish Run 10K and Half Marathon. Raise some money and run for charity, bring the family and burn off all the extra energy, or if the kids want to get involved then the Junior Run is a good place to get started. Find out more and get signed up for this great event!

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Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

1 October 2023, Loch Ness

Looking for a challenge this year? Whether for charity, personal achievement or simply to be part of one the most spectacular marathons in the world, you can’t beat this scenic route along the banks of Loch Ness.

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BWA Tiree Wave Classic

14 – 20 October 2023, Isle of Tiree

Tiree Wave Classic, Isle of Tiree

Get ready for the longest running professional windsurfing event in the world – the BWA Tiree Wave Classic. Returning to the stunning Isle of Tiree in the Inner Hebrides, the event showcases the best of the UK’s windsurfing talent in categories ranging from Juniors to World Cup Professionals. Come along and cheer on the competitors!

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