A look ahead at Scottish sporting events to savour coming up in 2018 and beyond.  Book your tickets now where applicable to avoid disappointment!  And for regular reminders, ticket giveaways and updates, subscribe now to our free weekly newsletter.


ATHLETICS.  Saturday 13th January – Great Edinburgh XCountry – Holyrood Park.  

The Great Edinburgh XCountry features some of the world’s best athletes striding over the mud and hills in Holyrood Park.  A senior

National Short Course XC Championships

Photo: Bobby Gavin

men’s 8km and senior women’s 6km are among the highlights that also include an International Mixed Relay event for the Stewart Cup.  With a stellar field of elite men and women guaranteed – including none other than Scottish star Laura Muir, pictured – it’s a great opportunity to cheer on past, present and future Olympic heroes in the capital.  Watch the action out on the course or on a big screen in Holyrood Park – spectating is free.

CURLING.  18th to 21st January – Glynhill Ladies International Curling Championship – Braehead Curling Rink

The Glynhill Ladies International returns to Glasgow, the last major international competition before teams head to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea next month.  Team Muirhead defend the title they won in 2017 and once again some of the best women’s teams in the world are expected on the Braehead ice for a tournament enjoying Champions Tour status.  Spectating is free.

JUDO.  Saturday 20th January – Scottish Judo Open – Emirates Arena

Glasgow is the place to be to witness Scotland’s finest judoka in international action at this year’s Scottish Judo Open.  Taking place at the Emirates Arena competition on the mats continues throughout the day with admission available on the door.

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SQUASH.  24th to 28th January – Edinburgh Sports Club Open – Edinburgh Sports Club

One of the biggest tournaments on the BSPA calendar and a major annual squash event in Scotland the Edinburgh Sports Club Open attracts a host of world-class players to the capital each year.  A men’s and women’s singles tournament will run in parallel with the winners sharing in the prize pot of $20,000.  Spectator admission on the day.


BADMINTON.  2nd to 4th February – Scottish National Championships – Bell’s Sports Centre.

The national championships presented by BADMINTONscotland are once again hosted at the popular Bell’s Sports Centre in Perth, and after the success of last year’s 2017 BWF Badminton World Championships it’s the first opportunity to watch top-class badminton live in 2018.  National titles are at stake not to mention a valuable opportunity for the country’s best players to fine tune their games ahead of the Commonwealth Games taking place in April on the Gold Coast.  Tickets available daily on the door.

HOCKEY.  Sunday 4th February – Indoor GALA Day 2018 – Bell’s Sports Centre.

The Scottish Hockey indoor season comes to an enthralling climax at Bells Sports Centre where champions are crowned and

Photo: Duncan Gray

Photo: Duncan Gray

promotion/relegation places are confirmed.  Expect an exciting day of hockey featuring Scotland’s top indoor teams and players.  Admission is on the door.

RUGBY UNION.  9th to 11th February – RBS 6 Nations v France – Scotstoun, BT Murrayfield & Broadwood Stadium

Scotland v France is the opening fixture of the 6 Nations calendar for both the men’s and women’s national teams.  The women’s and U20 teams are in action on Saturday and Friday night respectively with the men’s match is on Sunday afternoon at BT Murrayfield.  Tickets are currently available for the former two matches via the Scottish Rugby online ticket centre while hospitality only is available for the latter match at Murrayfield.

RUGBY UNION.  23rd to 24th February – RBS 6 Nations v England – Scotstoun Stadium, BT Murrayfield & Myreside

Scotland v England will serve up a hat-trick of encounters.  The senior women and U20 men’s team are in action on Friday night at Scotstoun and Myreside respectively with the men’s match on Saturday at BT Murrayfield.  Tickets are currently available for the former two matches via the Scottish Rugby online ticket centre while hospitality only is available for the latter match at Murrayfield.

GYMNASTICS. 24th to 25th February – Scottish National Artistic Championships – Bell’s Sports Centre

Returning to the Bells Sports Centre the Scottish National Artistic Championships will see the best men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics in Scotland battle for glory to be crowned national champion.  Tickets will be available on the door, more information to follow.

ATHLETICS.  Sunday 25th February – Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow – Emirates Arena 

Ranked as the best indoor athletics meeting in the world, the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow returns to Scotland for the first time since 2016.  A host of stars from the 2017 IAAF World Championships will be in action.  Those already confirmed include Adam Gemili, CJ Ujah and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake from Great Britain’s 4x100m world champions and Scotland’s most decorated track and field athlete of all-time, Eilidh Doyle.  Tickets are selling fast and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.

Knockhill. Grant Construction Rally. January 2015.MOTORSPORT.  Sunday 25th February – Grant Construction Rally – Knockhill Racing Circuit 

The season gets underway at Knockhill with one of the most spectacular events it hosts – cue the 8th running of the Grant Construction Rally.  A unique, single-venue rally features some of Scotland’s leading rally crews and cars and brings rallying closer to the spectators than any other event in Scotland.  Tickets on sale and available from the Knockhill website


SWIMMING.  1st to 4th March – British Swimming Championships/EISM – Royal Commonwealth Pool

Always a popular event on the sporting calendar the Edinburgh International Swim Meet takes place this year in conjunction with the 2018 British Swimming Chamionships.  A highlight of the UK season the championships will see swimmers take to the Royal Commonwealth Pool in search British titles as they compete against international and rising stars of future generations.  Tickets are available.

BASKETBALL.  Sunday 4th March – BBL Trophy Final – Emirates Arena

A showpiece event on the British basketball calendar, the BBL Trophy Final is back at the Emirates Arena where it has been staged since 2013.  Stand by for a showdown between two elite teams from the British Basketball League who will battle it out for one of the most prestigious trophies on the UK basketball scence.  Tickets are on sale now.

Curl Aberdeen. Aberdeen International Curling Championship.CURLING.  3rd to 10th March – World Junior Curling Championships – Curl Aberdeen

The waiting is over at Curl Aberdeen – Scotland’s state of the art, purpose built curling facility – for the World Junionr Curling Championships.  This prestigious event, supported by EventScotland, will showcase the best young curlers from across the globe and is the first time the championship has been held in Aberdeen.  A round robin format in both the male and female tournaments will take place ahead of the medal matches.  Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.

And there’s plenty more to look forward to in 2018 and 2019 including the …

2018. GOLF.  The Open – 15th to 22nd July 2018.  Golf’s oldest championship returns to Carnoustie in 2018.  The scene of one of golf’s great comebacks in 1999, who can forget Paul Lawrie coming from 10 shots back to win the Claret Jug on a gripping final day after forcing a three-way play-off with Frenchman Jean van de Velde and United States’ Justin Leonard.  Carnoustie will be the focus of the sporting world next July with tickets for The 147th Open now on sale via the official website. 

Glasgow2018. Logo.2018. GLASGOW 2018 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS –  1st to 12th August 2018.  Stand by for a multi-sport festival as European Championships across six different sports – cycling, gymnastics, golf, rowing, swimming and triathlon – take place simultaneously in Scotland, with athletics hosted in Berlin.  The inaugural European Championships will see some 4,500 athletes aiming for glory in their chosen event.  Tickets are now on sale so don’t delay in securing your seats at what promises to be a spectacular 12-day celebration of European sport.

2019. GOLF.  The Solheim Cup – 9th to 15th September 2019.  The Solheim Cup is a biennial tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States, and hence equivalent to the Ryder Cup for men.  First staged in 1990 the 2019 event will be the 16th edition.  United States are the current holders having won at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa in 2017, meaning all eyes will be on Gleneagles in 2019 to see if Europe can win the trophy back.  Tickets are on sale via the Solheim Cup website.  

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