Major Events 2016 And Beyond

Scotland continues its success in 2016 and beyond with a number of high profile events including:

- The 145th Open and European Curling Championships in 2016

- World Badminton Championships and RICOH Women's British Open in 2017

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

- The Solheim Cup and World Wheelchair Curling Championships in 2019

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

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In 2015, Scotland played host to the following events for the first time ever:

The FEI European Eventing Championships at Blair Castle in September 2015, was a critical qualification event for Rio 2016 which saw the best riders and horses in action.

The Turner Prize, Glasgow, one of the world’s most prestigious awards for contemporary art, was stationed at the Tramway between October 2015 and January 2016.

More than 500 swimmers from 40+ countries competed at the IPC Swimming World Championships 2015, Tollcross Swimming Pool, Glasgow in July 2015.

The FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, the most important event in the four year cycle of Federation of International Gymnastics, was hosted at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow in October 2015.

Other High Profile Events In 2015 Included:

The Open Championship returned to St Andrews in 2015. The event was last held at this venue in 2010 and delivered over £40 million estimated economic impact and over £50 million in direct marketing benefit to Scotland alone.

The Harmonium Project marked the opening of the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival, transforming the facade of the Usher Hall through a spectacular display of light and sound with 19,000 spectators gathering to witness the event.  

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