Major events

Major events play a vital role in Scottish tourism by attracting people to Scotland and enhancing the country's international profile.

We are delivering a series of initiatives and major events as part of Scotland's National Events Strategy. These include: 

We are also responsible for planning and delivering a portfolio of major international events, as well as ensuring a strategic approach to bidding for these events – whether leading or supporting the bid.

Major events we have secured include:

In 2019:

  • Solheim Cup
  • Mixed World Wheelchair Curling Championships
  • European Indoor Athletics Championships
  • Ricoh Women's British Open

In 2020:

  • World Men's Curling Championships
  • UEFA Euro 2020

In 2021: 

  • 150th Open Championship at St Andrews

In 2023:

  • UCI 2023 Cycling World Championships

UEFA European Championship 2020

Glasgow is one of twelve host cities for the UEFA European Football Championship (the Championship) which begins in June 2020. The UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Act 2020 is necessary in order to deliver certain requirements to host the event. We are proposing that changes are made to the exception from the ticket touting offence in the Act for auctions of tickets where the proceeds are given to a charity. Read further details about the proposed changes and how to submit views.

Year of Young People 2018

Year of Young People (YoYP) 2018 was the first themed year to focus on the contribution of a group of people, and Scotland remains the only country in the world, that we know of, to dedicate a year to young people. 

YoYP2018 aimed to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to communities, and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally, and globally.

More information and legacy resources from 2018 is on the eventscotland website and the archived YoYP website.