Scotland and sport have enjoyed a long-standing relationship, with the country regularly hosting a wealth of top sporting action.
Football and rugby are hugely popular during the winter, but there’s plenty of sports on offer during the summer months that are also worth checking out.
With vibrant cities and stunning countryside easily accessible, Scotland is one of the best travel destinations on the planet.
Read on to find out more about some of the top sporting action you can find around Scotland this summer.
There is no finer place to play a round of golf in the world than the country that invented the game. Scotland has over 550 fantastic courses to play, including links, parkland, heathland and everything else in between.
A trip to Scotland is also the perfect opportunity to see some of the best golf tournaments being played. One of the world’s most challenging links courses, Carnoustie, will host the 147th British Open Golf Championship in July.
Thick rough, deep bunkers and strong coastal winds will test the skills of world’s top golfers including the likes of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
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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.
With superb architecture, a wide range of museums and galleries, super shopping and excellent nightlife, Glasgow is the perfect place to enjoy a sporting-themed holiday.
There are currently five Scottish racecourses in Scotland – Ayr, Hamilton Park, Musselburgh, Perth and Kelso.
Perth is Great Britain’s most northerly track and the view from the grandstand is one of the most impressive in the sport. Set within the historic grounds of Scone Palace, Perth is an excellent destination for short racing breaks.
Ayr is one of the most picturesque courses in the country and its main flat racing meeting – the three-day Ayr Gold Cup Festival – regularly attracts massive crowds to Scotland every September.
With accommodation to suit every type of budget, Ayrshire is the perfect place to explore the wonders of island life, countryside towns and sandy shores.