Do you love sport? Well, you'll be pleased to know that Scotland does too! All kinds of events are hosted across the country every year, and you can be part of the crowd!
Please note that due to the current COVID-19 advice, any large events are subject to cancellation. If you are planning to visit in 2020, please check the event website for the latest information.
Scotland on a global stage
For a small country, we've hosted some pretty major events, with millions of people across the world tuning in to see the sporting action unfold in Scottish arenas and iconic venues. In recent times, we've had The Ryder Cup 2014 at Gleneagles in Perthshire and the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow - it was hailed by many as being the best games ever and we (modestly) have to agree! These landmark events were followed up by FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in 2015, the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in 2016, the TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships in 2017, the European Championships in 2018 and the Solheim Cup 2019.
And there's plenty more to come - Scotland will host:
- UEFA EURO 2020 - *please note this has been postponed until 11 June - 11 July 2021*
- World Men's Curling Championship 2020 - *please note this event has now been CANCELLED*
- Melrose Sevens Rugby Festival - 8 - 11 April 2021
Playing the field
From orienteering to horse trials, mountain biking to gymnastics, golf to curling, there is a wide variety of events to catch whilst you are in Scotland, including major championships and national events. Browse our event listings below and find out which spectator sports you can see!
Be part of the action
It's not always about being on the side lines or in the audience - there are some amazing opportunities to get involved in mass participation events! Put your endurance and stamina to the test at events such as marathons, cycle sportives or loch swims.