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19 09, 2016

SCOTTISH BOXING. FROM THE HYDRO TO EVER-INCREASING HEIGHTS

By |September 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Ricky Burns created boxing history at the end of May – beating Italy’s Michele Di Rocco at The SSE Hydro to become Scotland’s first three-weight world champion – it was a timely reminder of a sport going from strength to strength since it last hit the front and back pages during Glasgow 2014, when lightweight Charlie Flynn and light-welterweight Josh Taylor captivated the country in winning Commonwealth Games gold for Scotland.
There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere at a boxing show to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end, and with Burns due to defend his title at the Hydro at the beginning of October – heralding the start of an exciting new season – we take a whistle-stop tour through the ages of Scottish boxing, before reflecting on the current […]

12 07, 2016

TIME TO GET IN THE SWING FOR THE 2016 SCOTTISH GOLF SEASON!

By |July 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 is a big year for golf.  An Olympic appearance, the Ryder Cup, it promises to be a year to remember and no where is the spectator landscape more appealing than in Scotland, The Home of Golf, where over the next few months global stars present, future and past will ply their trade on some of the country’s finest courses. 
Last week’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open lit the fuse perfectly for a summer and autumn of  tournament action, the Castle Stuart Golf Links (main picture) providing a spectacular backdrop to some world-class action which saw Sweden’s Alex Noren secure the silverware.  Credit must go to EventScotland and VisitScotland who are instrumental in bringing a rich variety of world-class tournaments to Scotland.  We take a look below at the action in store, and bring you the latest spectator information, starting […]

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    THE COUNTDOWN TO THE 2018 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS HAS BEGUN – 8 REASONS TO SAVOUR A FESTIVAL OF SPORT HEADING TO SCOTLAND!

29 02, 2016

THE COUNTDOWN TO THE 2018 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS HAS BEGUN – 8 REASONS TO SAVOUR A FESTIVAL OF SPORT HEADING TO SCOTLAND!

By |February 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The recent launch of the European Championships ‘Mark of a Champion’ logo was a cue to contemplate what promises to be a unique festival of sporting entertainment taking place in Scotland in 2018.
Not without good reason was the Commonwealth Games in 2014 described as the best Games ever – or “pure, dead, brilliant” to use the offical description – and the conception of the new European Championships and decision to choose Glasgow as a host city for 6 of the 7 sports means a major multi-sport event is once again on the horizon. 

Read on for our 8 reasons to savour the summer of 2018 and the celebration of top-class sport in store!

1.  The build-up  Often the sporting journey is half the fun as the arrival and that’s never truer when anticipation of a major event […]

  • Scottish Curling Championships. Eve Muirhead.
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    SCOTTISH CURLING. THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT: FOR 2016 AND BEYOND!

22 12, 2015

SCOTTISH CURLING. THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT: FOR 2016 AND BEYOND!

By |December 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The recent announcement by the Royal Caledonian Curling Club ahead of for February’s Scottish Curling Championships – tickets are now on sale for the both the women’s and men’s finals taking place on 20th February – heralds a superb era of spectator action for curling that is set to continue well beyond 2016.
The prospect of seeing the cream of Scottish talent on the ice in Perth is an enticing one for fans, as was the news earlier in 2015 that in partnership with Royal Caledonian Curling Club, UK Sport, and partners in Renfrewshire, Aberdeen, Stirling and Glasgow, EventScotland has secured four curling championships for Scotland. The championships in question being the 2016 European Curling Championships, 2018 World Junior Curling Championships, 2019 World Wheelchair Curling Championship and 2020 World Men’s Curling Championship.

The Scottish Curling Championships 2016, the flagship event of the domestic […]

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    5 REASONS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THE 2015 WORLD GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS!

18 10, 2015

5 REASONS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THE 2015 WORLD GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS!

By |October 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 2015 World Gymnastics Championships are less than a week away and over 600 gymnasts from around the globe are descending on The SSE Hydro in search of world title glory.
10 days of action start on Friday 23rd October culminating on Sunday 1st November, and it’s not too late to snap up a ticket for what promises to be a memorable sporting occasion taking place in the heart of Glasgow.  Here’s our 5 reasons why you’d be mad to miss it!

1.  The Spectacle  Artistic gymnastics in the flesh is guaranteed to thrill.  With the best men and women on the planet pushing themselves to the limit of their physical powers, plenty of jaw-dropping action for spectators is guaranteed.

The women’s event has four disciplines – the Vault, Uneven Bars, Beam and Floor – and was made famous at the 1976 […]

27 08, 2015

2015/2016 – A SCOTTISH RUGBY SEASON TO SAVOUR!

By |August 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Glasgow Warriors led the way for Scottish rugby last season securing the PRO12 trophy for the first time after a memorable 31-13 victory over Munster in final.

Meanwhile Edinburgh Rugby had a European season to savour making it to the final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup, while Heriot’s won the battle for supremacy in Scottish club rugby beating Melrose in April’s inaugural Grand Final of the BT Premiership.

Expectations are high for the 2015/2016 season and with the added bonus of the Rugby World Cup, now just over three weeks away, Scottish rugby fans are in for a treat over the next 10 months.

We caught up with Colin Gregor – recently retired after a career featuring over a 100 games for the Glasgow Warriors and as a hugely successful player for Scotland 7s scoring over 1000 points […]

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    COMING TO A BEACH NEAR YOU THIS SUMMER … SCOTTISH BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR!

21 06, 2015

COMING TO A BEACH NEAR YOU THIS SUMMER … SCOTTISH BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR!

By |June 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 2015 Beach Volleyball Scotland Tour is underway and after the Grampian Open on Aberdeen Promenade and the Edinburgh Championships, it’s next stop Fife on 27th and 28th June for the St Andrews Championships.  The third of seven tournaments in total taking place at different venues around Scotland throughout the summer.

We caught up with Lynne Beattie – GB captain of the indoor team at London 2012 and now with her eye on beach volleyball qualification for Rio 2016 alongside her role within Scottish Volleyball – for her reflections on the impact of the London 2012 Olympics on volleyball, and exciting times ahead for the sport in Scotland as it goes from strength to strength …

London 2012 left a sporting legacy across Great Britain inspiring people young and old to get active and take up sport.  For 4 […]

  • Womens Football. Scottish Women's Premier League. 2015 season launch at Hampden Park.
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    SCOTTISH WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE – SEASON 2015 HAS LIFT OFF!

23 04, 2015

SCOTTISH WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE – SEASON 2015 HAS LIFT OFF!

By |April 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) launched for its 14th season last month with the nation’s twelve best senior women’s sides set to fight it out for supremacy and top spot in the league table.  

Kierran Allardice takes a look at each of the teams, and players to watch out for, as he savours what promises to be the best ever SWPL season in a blog for the Sport on Spec website.

Aberdeen made a promising start to their league campaign with two consecutive wins before suffering a narrow home defeat at the hands of reigning champions Glasgow City.  The team from the north will be happy with that given they have also progressed to the semi-finals of the League Cup on Sunday 10 May when they will face Hibernian at Ainslie Park, Edinburgh.  This weekend they have […]

20 02, 2015

CENTRAL BELT HERE WE COME. MORE COVERAGE = MORE SPORT!

By |February 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sport on Spec is expanding!

After an amazing year of sport in 2014, we’re delighted to announce as from the beginning of March 2015 our coverage is extending to include spectator sport taking place in Edinburgh and surrounding areas, including Perthshire and the Scottish Borders.

The inclusion of Edinburgh and Perth, boasting popular sports venues such as Bell’s Sports Centre and the Royal Commonwealth Pool, means that together with our existing Glasgow coverage we’ll be bringing you the best possible information on how to attend the vast majority of major events and national championships taking place in Scotland around the 17 Commonwealth Games sports.

By way of a reminder that’s aquatics (swimming and diving), athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, judo, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, rugby 7s, shooting, squash, table tennis, triathlon, weightlifting and wrestling.  Trust us when we say […]

3 10, 2014

WHAT NEXT FOR THE STARS & SPORTS OF GLASGOW 2014?

By |October 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

They came, they saw, they conquered.   17 sports, 14 venues and 11 days of thrilling action that captivated a global audience.  Not to mention a nation transfixed by the record-breaking haul of 53 Commonwealth Games medals for Team Scotland to smash the previous best of 33.  Glasgow 2014, also known as the best Commonwealth Games ever, will live long in the memory.  But what next for the sports and stars who made the summer of 2014 so special?

The answer, we are delighted to say, is plenty!

There are lots of opportunities to see the 17 sports on show during the Games, not to mention many of the 310 athletes who made up Team Scotland – if you know where to look that is.  Which fortunately we do!  So sit back, relax and read on for your indispensable […]

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