Scotland has a rich sporting history and the country regularly hosts top class action across a wide variety of events.With its mix of bustling cities and breathtaking countryside, Scotland is the perfect destination to build a sports-filled holiday around.
Read on to find out more about four of the top upcoming events taking place in Scotland this summer.
Mountain Bike World Cup
The Mountain Bike World Cup was named as the best downhill event on the planet for a second successive year in 2017.
More than 20,000 spectators from around the world travelled to the Scottish Highlands for a truly unique weekend of adrenaline-pumping, gravity-defying action.
South Africa’s Greg Minnaar claimed his seventh Fort William title last year, while Australia’s Tracey Hannah won the women’s event.
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IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh
The Edinburgh IRONMAN 70.3 begins in July with a 1.2 mile swim at Preston Links, before athletes travel eastwards from Cockenzie on a 56-mile one loop bike course.
They will head inland through rolling arable farmland via Haddington, Pencaitland and onto East Saltoun, before tackling an undulating loop that incorporates the historic and beautiful estate village of Gifford.
This a key spectator hot spot, which entails the most technical part of the course on a route that hugs the hills of the Lammermuirs.
Despite their bodies crying out for recovery time, the athletes must negotiate a beautiful multi-lap, 13.1 mile run within Holyrood Park before finally crossing the finish line.
The British Open
Carnoustie, widely recognised as one of the world’s most challenging links courses, will host the 147th British Open Golf Championship in July.
Thick rough, deep bunkers and strong coastal winds test will the skills of world’s top golfers who must safely navigate the 7,421 yards of the course over four days of competition.
US golfing legend Tiger Woods has enjoyed a welcome return to form this season and he will fancy his chances of winning the tournament for a fourth time.
The first-ever multi-sports European Championships will be co-hosted by Berlin and Glasgow during August.
The German capital will stage the athletics competitions, while aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, golf, rowing and triathlon will be held in Scotland.
Glasgow is one of the world’s top 10 sporting cities with an international events programme and several world-class venues such as the stunning SSE Hydro and the iconic Emirates Arena.
The event will be the biggest to be staged in Scotland since the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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