Glasgow Scotland Sports
The 11-day programme includes two events - a weekend of events bringing to life venues in Glasgow and Scotland where some of Europe's best athletes will compete for the European champion's crown. The new events, as well as a host of other events around Glasgow, have been confirmed to ensure they generate the highest level of interest in hosting sport in Glasgow, Scotland and beyond.
One of the events that drew the biggest crowd in Glasgow Police sport's history on Saturday was the two-mile individual and team race. The half-mile and quarter-mile won by Canadian R. McFarlane was outstanding and served as the final act in a long series of events held at Glasgow Police Sports. It is the first event of its kind to be held in Glasgow in more than a decade.
All levels of play were represented, including men, women, men and women in cross-country, athletics, indoor and outdoor events. All were based at Glasgow Police Sports, which is also based at Hampden and is home to Glasgow City Football Club and the Scottish Football Association.
Glasgow is also home to Glasgow Warriors, Glasgow City Football Club and the Scottish Football Association.
The team's expertise is often cited in sports news and they have always attended the Glasgow Science Festival. During the 2012 Olympics and the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the team was invited to work with the BBC and the Science Centre in Glasgow, and their expertise was often cited in sports news and features.
No fewer than five records have been set and there is no doubt this is the last one that represents one of the greatest achievements in the history of Scottish sport.
In the 12 days of competition that followed, Glasgow achieved hero status - and Team Scotland achieved one of the greatest feats in the history of sport in Scotland. It was the biggest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland, with 18 different sports competing against each other, surpassing the Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh in 1970 and 1986. The games recorded the highest number of tickets sold for a sporting event in Scottish history and the highest attendance ever. Scotland had won only one Olympic medal when the men's field hockey team won a bronze medal at the 1908 Summer Games, but over 320 PE pupils from across the country, from schools, colleges and universities, were selected to represent Scotland on more than 1,200 occasions and won many medals.
The really remarkable thing about this particular Celtic team is that the vast majority of their players were born within a 30-mile radius of Glasgow. Between 1873 and 1893, the "Spiders from Queens Park" won an incredible 10 Scottish Cups and still do. Celtic completed the list of trophies at their disposal, including the Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup and Scottish Football League Championship.
For the price of a train ticket, the best of international athletics could attend the Highland Games at Murrayfield or compete at Rangers Sports or Glasgow Police Sports. Rugby is also a popular sport in Glasgow and there are plenty of pitch books online. Basketball is another fun sport to play in Glasgow and can be played at any time of the day or night, depending on your sporting preference. Some very good international athletes have come to the city and competed in RangersSports, Glasgow Police Sports and even the Olympics.
The National Library of Scotland has a large collection of sporting material, particularly Scottish sport. The Scottish Sports Department has everything you need to know about some of the best Scottish events in Glasgow, from the Highland Games to Glasgow Police Sports and the Olympics. As well as the list of events featured in our Scotland guide, we have also shortlisted a number of sporting events taking place at various stages of the city. From theatre performances to sporting events and concerts, the Scotland Guide covers events at all Scottish venues.
Scottish Comedy Department, which has published a list of the best comedy events in Glasgow, as well as a guide to the city's most popular comedy clubs.
If you live in Glasgow and love grass-roots football, book a game of the famous Powerleague in Paisley. If you want to rent a football pitch with your mates from Glasgow South, Goals is the perfect place.
Hampden Park is in town and, amazingly, Queens Park Rangers still own the stadium, which is now more commonly associated with the Scottish national team's final.
Glasgow is one of five locations in Scotland hosting the Scottish Cup final, better known as the Camanachd Cup. The original trophy is in the Glasgow Museum, where it is still in use today. Scotland is home to the world's most famous football club, Glasgow City FC, and Glasgow is the host city of the home match of the Scottish national football team.