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.

 APRIL

HORSE RACING. 20th to 21st April – Coral Scottish Grand National Festival – Ayr Racecourse

The highlight of the jumps calendar in Scotland.  Friday is Ladies Day while Saturday features the Scottish Grand National.  Fantastic racing is guaranteed with many of the stars of the sport in action. There’s also live bands and plenty of other entertainment.  Saturday is sold out – tickets for Friday on sale via the Ayr Racecourse microsite

VOLLEYBALL.  21st to 22nd April – Scottish Finals Weekend – University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh Sport & Exercise is the venue for the Scottish Volleyball 2018 Finals Weekend. There are no less than 8 finals taking place across the weekend at what promises to be a great showcase of this Olympic sport.  Tickets available online. 

CURLING.  27th to 29th April – British Open – The Peak, Stirling

A brand new event on the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour promises to bring world-class curling to Stirling.  Spectating is free.

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RUGBY UNION.  28th April – Silver Saturday – BT Murrayfield

A rugby bonanza at BT Murrayfield where no less than seven trophies are up for grabs on ‘Silver Saturday‘ including the 1872 Cup and the Sarah Beaney Cup.  Tickets are on sale now.

TENNIS.  28th April to 6th May – Glasgow Trophy – Scotstoun Leisure Centre

Scotstoun hosts an inaugural men’s indoor tournament of ATP Challenger Tour level.  The tournament will provide high-level competition on British soil ahead of the highly-anticipated grass court season, and is set to attract British and international stars to compete for the $100,000 title.  Tickets on general sale.

ATHLETICS.  Sunday 29th April – Stirling Marathon – Stirlingshire

The second Stirling Marathon takes place in the spectacular and historic setting of Stirlingshire.  Last year two legends of track running took part, Liz McColgan and Zola Budd, an expect a strong elite field in 2018 mixing it with club and fun runners alike.  Spectating is free on the course.

MAY

LACROSSE. 12th to 13th May – The MacRobert 2017 – Peffermill Playing Fields

The MacRobert Invitational Lacrosse Tournament is Scotland’s annual flagship lacrosse event. Hosted in Edinburgh at Peffermill Sports Complex the world-class venue is set to attract teams from across UK and Europe to participate. The men’s and women’s tournaments take place on Saturday with a mixed event on Sunday.  Spectator info to follow.

MOTORSPORT. 18th to 19th May – RSAC Scottish Rally – Dumfries & Galloway

Always a highlight on the motorsport calendar this year’s ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) will take place over two days.  Spectator information to follow.

FOOTBALL. Saturday 19th May 2017 – William Hill Scottish Cup Final – Hampden Park

The biggest knockout prize in Scottish football. The first preliminary round took place way back in August 2017 and just two teams will be left to compete for the trophy this afternoon.  Will 2017 winners Celtic retain the trophy or will a new 2018 winner be crowned at Hampden Park this afternoon?  Ticket information to follow.

JUNE

CRICKET. 10th and 12th/13th June  – Scotland v England ODI/Scotland v Pakistan T20 Internationals – The Grange, Edinburgh

An eagerly anticipated week of international action starts on Sunday 10th June as Scotland take on England in a One Day International.  That’s followed on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th June by two T20 Internationals between Scotland and Pakistan.  All matches at The Grange.  Tickets for the ODI are sold out, tickets for the T20 matches v Pakistan are available.   

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

2018. GOLF.  The Open – 15th to 22nd July.  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.  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. ATHLETICS.  European Athletics Indoor Championships – 1st to 3rd March.  Glasgow’s Emirates Arena – one of the largest indoor sports venues in Europe – is the venue for a three-day sporting extravaganza that will see over 600 athletes from over 45 countries take part in one of the biggest sporting events of 2019.  Tickets are on sale via the Glasgow 2019 website.  

2019. GOLF.  The Solheim Cup – 9th to 15th September.  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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