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High profile events on the horizon

Since its inception in 2003, our EventScotland team has helped bring some of the world’s biggest event properties to the country including The 2014 Ryder Cup, XX Commonwealth Games, 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, 2018 European Championships, and The 2019 Solheim Cup.

Scotland continues its success in 2020 and beyond with a number of high profile events, including the biggest ever cycling event in history – 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships:
 

  • Glasgow Film Festival (26 February – 8 March 2020)
  • World Men's Curling Championship 2020, Glasgow (28 March - 5 April 2020)
  • Glasgow International (24 April – 10 May 2020)
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival (June 2020)
  • UEFA EURO 2020, Glasgow (15 - 30 June 2020)
  • Edinburgh Festivals (August 2020)
  • Women's British Open 2020, Royal Troon (August 2020)
  • LEN Junior Swimming Championships 2020, Aberdeen (dates TBC)
  • LEN Junior Diving Championships 2020, Edinburgh (dates TBC)
  • The 150th Open, St Andrews (11 - 18 July 2021)
  • Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022, Edinburgh (July 2022)
  • Orkney Island Games, Orkney (8 - 14 July 2023)
  • UCI Cycling World Championships, across Scotland (2023)

Major events 2020 and beyond

Published: December 2019

Previous high profile events have included:

 

  • World Junior Curling Championships, Aberdeen (3 – 10 March 2018)
  • The 147th Open, Carnoustie (19 – 22 July 2018)
  • Glasgow 2018 European Championships (2 – 12 August 2018)
  • European Athletics Indoor Championships 2019, Glasgow (1 - 3 March 2019)
  • World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2019, Stirling (2 - 8 March 2019)
  • UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Fort William (1 - 2 June 2019)
  • The Solheim Cup 2019, Gleneagles (13 - 15 September 2019)
  • IFSC European Championships Lead and Speed, Edinburgh (4 - 6 October 2019)
  • TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup 2019 (8 - 10 November 2019)
  • LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships, Glasgow (4 - 8 December 2019)
     

UK Mega Event Policy Framework

In 2017, the UK Mega Event Policy Framework was developed in partnership with the country’s lead major event organisations, and seeks to ensure that the world’s biggest events continue to be regularly hosted in the UK.

Objectives set out within the framework will help identify long-term mega event hosting targets across the UK, reduce the likelihood of bidding and delivery conflict and enhance collaboration and co-hosting opportunities in an increasingly devolved UK landscape.

UK Mega Events Policy Framework

Published: September 2017

Background, strategic importance, rationale and objectives behind the UK framework.