In 2018, Glasgow secured a second consecutive fifth-place finish in the overall Ultimate Sports City rankings, and a welldeserved trophy for the best city with a population under 1.3 million. Rory Squires talks with Billy Garrett, director of sport and events at Glasgow Life, about how Scotland’s second city has created a world-beating event strategy
As the countdown to August’s inaugural European Championships continues, Glasgow is preparing to welcome more than 4,000 top competitors in swimming and diving, cycling, golf, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon to a city whose profile in world sport continues to grow after the success of the transformational 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Orkney, an archipelago off the northeastern coast of Scotland, will host the Island Games for the first time after being granted rights to the 2023 edition of the multi-sport event.
Scottish Rugby has confirmed the six franchises that will form its new Super 6 competition.
The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has appointed Ian Maxwell as its new chief executive.
St Andrews has been confirmed as host of the 2021 edition of The Open, an announcement that shakes up the traditional hosting policy for the 150th edition of the UK’s golf major.
Scottish Premiership football club Celtic is considering investing in an Australian A-League team with Central Coast Mariners said to be the main target, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
The Scottish Rugby national governing body has signed a marketing partnership with The Open ahead of next year’s staging of the major golf event at the Carnoustie Golf Links course in Scotland.
Rugby League Ireland chairman Richard Egan has said that the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) is planning to launch a Six Nations tournament next year as part of an effort to enhance the presence of Northern Hemisphere countries on the sport’s global stage.
Football DataCo, the official data rights-holder of all professional leagues in England and Scotland, has agreed an integrity partnership with sports data and technology company Genius Sports and digital sports content and media group Perform.
Scottish Rugby, the national governing body for rugby union in Scotland, has reported record turnover of £51.4m (€57.5m/$67m) for its 2016-17 financial year and has moved to revamp the structure of its domestic club game.
An agreement has been reached for South African rugby teams the Cheetahs and Southern Kings to enter the Pro12 pan-European competition after losing their Super Rugby status, according to multiple reports.
The Ladies European Tour (LET) and Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) have joined forces in a co-sanctioning agreement that will elevate the Ladies Scottish Open to the status of one of the leading events in the women’s game.
Stewart Regan, chief executive of the Scottish Football Association (SFA), has supported the idea of a cross-border competition to help the country’s clubs remain competitive in Europe.
Digital sports media company Perform has agreed an extension to its exclusive partnership with Football DataCo, which manages and commercialises the official match data for the English Premier League, the English Football League and the Scottish Professional Football League.
Scottish Rugby, the governing body of rugby union in Scotland, is considering selling the country’s two Pro12 clubs, Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby, in a bid to generate new income streams.