Scotland’s amazing summer of sport
There has never been a better time to visit Scotland than this summer. The “main events” will be the Commonwealth Games (23 July to 3 August) and golf’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles (23 to 28 September). However, there is a huge variety of other events which will also contribute to our summer of sport. Fort William will host the UCI World Mountain Bike World Cup (7 to 8 June), inviting 300 of the world’s best riders from 25 nations to compete for World Champion status. Later in June, the 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn will be celebrated at Pipefest in Stirling (27 June). Pipe Bands and Scottish Clan members from all over the world are expected to attend. As well as the Ryder Cup, golf enthusiasts will also be able to visit the mens’ Scottish Open on the Balgownie Links (10 to 13 July) and the lady’s event at Archerfield (29 to 31 August). Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair is Scotland’s leading equestrian event (21 to 24 August) attracting in excess of 40,000 visitors. For more information visit Event Scotland.