VisitScotland celebrates summer of women’s sport

01 Jul 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

VisitScotland and EventScotland have launched a promotional campaign #sportingsisters ahead of a packed summer of women’s sport in the country.

Scotland will host six European and international sporting events over the next three months, beginning with the UEFA Women’s U19 European Championship from 16th-28th July. The Women’s Eurohockey Championship Division II will follow from 4th-10th August, while the inaugural Women’s Tour of Scotland cycling event takes place from 9th-11th August.

Golf’s Ladies Scottish Open is scheduled for 8th-11th August at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, with tickets for the event free. Attention will then turn to cricket for the ICC Women’s World Cup T20 Global Qualifier from 31st August to 7th September in Dundee and Angus.

The summer of sport concludes with golf’s Solheim Cup, the biennial tournament that is contested by representative teams from Europe and the US, from 9th-15th September. Around 100,000 spectators are expected for the event at Gleneagles.

Players from each event have been gathered to showcase Scotland as a leading host of women’s sporting events. Solheim Cup Team Europe Captain Catriona Matthew was in attendance, as well as cricketer Samantha Haggo, Women’s Tour of Scotland ambassador and Olympic cycling champion Katie Archibald, Scotland Hockey Vice-Captain Becky Ward and U19 footballer Michaela McAlonie.

VisitScotland’s Director of Events, Paul Bush OBE, said: “2019 is a big year for women’s sport with Scotland providing the perfect stage over the next three months for six key events on the international sporting calendar.

“As a world-leading events destination we have a proud history of supporting and championing women’s sporting events. From hosting the largest women’s annual golf event on the Ladies European Tour to supporting showcase events for national teams, we continue to shine a spotlight and build on the momentum shift behind women’s sport.”