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Major events

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

In addition to our Themed Year and Winter Festivals programmes, we support a range of home-grown annual events that 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 2016:

  • MOBO Awards
  • World Pipe Band Championships
  • 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon
  • European Curling Championships
  • Gymnastics World Cup
  • Tour of Britain
  • British Swimming Championships

In 2017:

  • European Rugby Champions Cup
  • European Challenge Cup
  • World Badminton Championships
  • Ricoh Women's British Open

In 2018:

  • 147th Open Golf Championships at Carnoustie
  • European Championships
  • World Badminton Championships

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