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February 10, 2018

4 top sporting events in Scotland during 2018

Scotland regularly hosts top sporting action and 2018 promises to be another excellent year for the country.

Football and rugby are the two of the most popular spectator sports in Scotland, but there’s plenty of other events also worth checking out.

Read on to find out more about four of the top events taking place in Scotland during 2018.

World Junior Curling Championships

The World Junior Curling Championships are scheduled to take place in Aberdeen during March.

This prestigious event will showcase the best young curlers from across the world. It’s the first time the championship has been held in the Granite City.

Scotland has a rich heritage in curling, with the likes of Eve Muirhead and David Murdoch making their mark on the world stage in recent years.

The British Open

Carnoustie will host the 147th British Open Golf Championship in July.

The course is widely recognised as one of the world’s most difficult links courses, with its thick rough and deep bunkers waiting to punish any slighty wayward shots.

Strong coastal winds will test the skills of world’s top golfers who will do battle over four gruelling days of competition.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy will be amongst the favourites to win the title, but use the 888 casino login for the chance to increase your betting bankroll ahead of the tournament.

Mountain Bike World Cup

The Mountain Bike World Cup returns to the Scotland Highlands in June having made a major impact on the country in 2017.

The event was named the world’s best downhill mountain bike event for a second successive year, with more than 20,000 spectators from around the world descending on Scotland’s great outdoors for a truly unique weekend of adrenaline pumping gravity action.

South Africa’s Greg Minnaar claimed his seventh Fort William title last year, while Australia’s Tracey Hannah won the women’s event, and both are expected to be amongst the front-runners this time around.

European Championships

The first-ever multi-sports European Championships will be co-hosted by Glasgow and Berlin during August.

Aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, golf, rowing and triathlon will be held in Scotland, with the German capital hosting the athletics.

Glasgow is one of the world’s top 10 sporting cities with an international events programme and several world-class venues such as the iconic Emirates Arena and stunning SSE Hydro.

Around 3,000 athletes will take part in Scotland and the event will be the biggest to be staged there since the 2014 Commonwealth Games.