Major Events 2018 And Beyond

Scotland will continue its success in 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 2017, Scotland played host to the following high-profile events:

BT Murrayfield hosted the European Rugby Challenge and Champions Cup Finals. Nearly 80,000 fans attended across both games in a fantastic weekend of rugby in the captial.

EventScotland was proud to welcome IRONMAN to Scotland for the first time ever with IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh. Attracting 1,700 athletes from 39 countries to compete across Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian. The event is set to return on 1 July 2018.

For the first time in history, both the men's and ladies Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Opens were staged on the same course with Dundonald Links in Ayrshire welcoming both tournaments over a thrilling three-week period. 

The TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships was hailed an outstanding success, watched live by thousands of spectators at the Emirates Arena and broadcast to over 600 million households worldwide. Players from 43 nations produced a week of world-class action, culminating in what has been widely described as the best ever women's singles final.

International climbing returned to Scotland as more than 1,200 spectators, athletes and coaches descended on EICA: Ratho for the sold-out IFSC Climbing World Cup and Paraclimbing Cup.

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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