Major Events 2017 And Beyond

Scotland will continue its success into 2018 and beyond with a number of high profile events including:

- The Glasgow 2018 European Championships, The 147th Open, World Junior Curling Championships in 2018

- The Solheim Cup, European Athletics Indoor Championships, World Wheelchair Curling Championships and the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in 2019

- UEFA EURO 2020, The Open and World Men's Curling Championships in 2020

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In 2016, Scotland played host to the following high-profile events:

Sold-out and critically acclaimed, NVA’s Hinterland at St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross last March was not only a highlight of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design but a major talking point of 2016.

The GUINNESS PRO12 Final took place at BT Murrayfield in Edinburgh on 28 May 2016, the first time the fixture has been held outside of Ireland.

The Homeless World Cup attracted over 500 men and women from 52 countries and almost 100,000 spectators to Glasgow’s George Square from 10 to 16 July 2016

The 145th Open at Royal Troon in July was the at the heart of Scotland’s world-class golf events portfolio with a Henrik Stenson defeating Phil Mickelson in one of the most thrilling final rounds in golfing history.

The European Curling Championships brought some of the sport’s top athletes to curling’s birthplace in Renfrewshire when it was hosted at intu Braehead Arena from 19 to 26 November 2016. This was the first of four major curling events set to take place over the coming years.

Mega Event Policy Framework

In 2017, the Mega Event Policy Framework was developed in partnership by the country’s lead major event organisations, and will seek to ensure that the world’s biggest events continue to be regularly hosted in the UK. Objectives set out within the framework will help identify long-term mega event hosting targets across the UK, reduce the likelihood of bidding and delivery conflict and enhance collaboration and co-hosting opportunities in an increasingly devolved UK landscape.  Read more here

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