Scotland has a strong track record and international reputation as the perfect stage for major cultural, business and sporting events. EventScotland, a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate is enhancing this reputation by working in partnership to bid for, invest in and support events.
Developing events is a core strand of the national events strategy - Scotland, the Perfect Stage along with developing the industry and Scotland, in particular the visitor economy. Events bring incredible value to Scotland’s economy, generating and supporting jobs and attracting visitors from across the globe.
Through the work of EventScotland and partners, Scotland will host a number of world-class events in the coming years, including:
2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships
LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019
The 2019 Solheim Cup
World Wheelchair Curling 2019 and World Men’s Curling Championships 2020
UEFA EURO 2020
The 150th Open 2021
Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022
EventScotland has won the following awards:
Silver in the ‘Best Business Serving Sport’ at the Sports Business Awards 2018.
‘Sport Tourism Destination Marketing Award’ at the European Sport Tourism Summit 2015.