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Top sporting events coming to Scotland in 2019

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You can watch world-class sports men and women competing for titles at a range of high profile sporting events in Scotland in 2019. 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!
These events are supported by EventScotland, which is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events.

SimplyHealth Great Stirling XCountry and Castle Run

12 January, Stirling

Get ready for the best of Great Britain to battle it out against Europe and the USA across four races in the SimplyHealth Great Stirling XCountry and Castle Run. Come along and cheer on the runners as they whizz past you, whilst enjoying the delicious hot food and drink on offer in the event village.

European Athletics Indoor Championships 2019

1 – 3 March, Emirates Arena, Glasgow

European Athletics Indoor Championships 2019

The world’s athletics elite are heading to Glasgow this year for the European Athletics Indoor Championships 2019 at Emirates Arena. Don’t miss out seeing Europe’s finest shining stars in Scotland as we welcome over 600 athletes including Olympic, World and European medallists from around 45 countries over the three-day event. And in the intimate Emirates Arena, you will be closer to the action than ever before.
Don’t miss out! Tickets are on sale now. Visit and secure your seats.

World Wheelchair Curling Championships

3 – 10 March, Stirling

This exciting tournament returns to Scotland for the first time since 2005 and will see countries including Canada, China, Estonia, Germany, and Korea go head-to-head in the World Wheelchair Curling Championships. This line-up is a blend of fresh talent and experienced athletes, with Estonia and Latvia making their debut, and will be the first time that 12 teams have competed in a world wheelchair championship.

Ultra Tour of Arran

13 – 14 April, Isle of Arran

From dense forests and coastal scenery in the south to crumbling castles and dramatic mountains in the north, the Isle of Arran is breathtaking no matter where you turn. The Ultra Tour of Arran is a two-day off-road running adventure from Rat Race which takes you across the highs and lows of the island, with stunning scenery and some of the best Scottish landscapes all around you.

Scottish National Surfing Championships

19 – 22 April, Thurso

Bringing together surfing pros, enthusiasts and beginners from across the country, the Scottish National Surfing Championships is sure to be an event not to miss. Come along to cheer on the competitors, learn more about the sport, and enjoy Scotland’s scenic shores and landscapes along the way.

2019 Guinness PRO14 Final

25 May, Celtic Park, Glasgow

Celtic Park will host the 2019 Guinness PRO14 Final this May as the championship takes another historic step with this showpiece event being held outside of a traditional rugby venue for the very first time. There will also be entertainment for kids, including Xbox and play areas, and Celtic Park’s Family Stand is perfect for families looking to take in the big match together. Special family pricing and offers will are also available including “Kid for a Quid”, where under 12s tickets are just £1 with a full price adult ticket.

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

1 – 2 June, Fort William

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

It’s all going downhill at the Nevis Range in June, and that’s no bad thing as the Mountain Bike World Cup wheels into town once again! Packed with competitions, the event ends on a high with its legendary race, the Downhill. Make sure you book your tickets now so you don’t miss out on one of the most hotly anticipated sporting events in the calendar.

Run the Blades

19 & 20 July, Whitelee Windfarm, Eaglesham

Head to the UK’s largest onshore windfarm for this exclusive event which sees runners of all fitness and experience levels take on a 10K, half marathon and 50K ultramarathon trails through the scenic outdoors of Eaglesham, just 20 minutes from Glasgow. At Run the Blades you can also join in the vibrant event village where you can enjoy music and an array of food vans offering lots of tasty morsels.

Women’s Tour of Scotland

9 – 11 August, TBC

Calling all cyclists! Get ready for the three-day Women’s Tour of Scotland to grace the 2019 calendar of exciting events. Totaling a whopping 350 km, the route has yet to be announced but is promised to take in some of Scotland’s most scenic landscapes and locations, so stay tuned for the big reveal.

Blair Castle International Horse Trials

23 – 26 August, Blair Atholl


Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Blair Atholl

Watch Olympian riders and the pedigree steeds compete alongside amateurs at the Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Scotland’s leading equestrian event which annually attracts over 40,000 spectators.

Tour of Britain

7 September, Various Locations

The Tour of Britain is gracing the Scottish landscape this September with thousands of elite cyclists and athlete going head to head during eight stages of challenging terrain. The first leg of the tour begins in George Square in Glasgow and heads south to finish in Dumfries & Galloway. This event will mark the sixth year that Glasgow have hosted the tour. Keep an eye out for more information about the route coming soon!

The 2019 Solheim Cup

9 – 15 September, Gleneagles

One of the most highly anticipated events in the golfing calendar will be landing in Scotland this September. Watch Team Europe compete against Team USA in the biggest tournament in women’s golf, the 2019 Solheim Cup, which will be held on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles, the same venue as the 2014 Ryder Cup.

Skyline Scotland

20 – 22 September, Kinlochleven

Prepare yourself for the UK’s biggest weekend of mountain running which will see four intense skyrunning races take place across three days – Skyline Scotland. Starting with an incredible leg burner up Mamores VK, then onto the bold Ben Nevis Ultra, the scrambling Ring of Steall, before finishing with the traverse Glen Coe. Join in with some of the best mountain athletes and take in some truly iconic landscapes throughout the race.

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

6 October, Loch Ness

Want to go running in one of Scotland’s most glorious natural settings? The Baxter’s Loch Ness Marathon might just be the ticket. Offering a choice of distances to suit runners of all abilities, it follows a route along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness before finishing in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.

BWA Tiree Wave Classic

13 – 19 October, 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!

UCI Track Cycling World Cup

8 – 10 November, Glasgow

Head to the Emirates Arena in Glasgow this November for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup which will be hosting the second round of the event. This round will be a nail biting few days as nations go up against each other to register their qualifying points ahead of Tokyo 2020. Book your tickets now!

LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships

4 December, Glasgow

See the stars make a splash in Scotland this December at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow. Held at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre, watch on as athletes from all across Europe compete in 40 short course (25 m) swimming events in 5-days packed full of fast-paced swimming action.

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