Scotland is a very popular place for hosting major sporting events. Golf naturally, with championship courses in all parts of Scotland - Troon, Turnberry, The Old Course at St Andrews and Carnoustie to name a few of the top golf courses which host international golf events. Curling, which has had a resurgence of popularity recently, skiing, ice-skating and other snow sports all have competitions held in Scotland.
Tennis and squash matches at top levels are held throughout Scotland - there are local club tournaments and international matches too. In Perthshire, Gleneagles Hotel indoor tennis arena is located close to many superb cottages listed on this site - they also host tournaments there. Just 15 minutes drive from Auchterarder is Steading Cottage for 4 with tennis court.
here are many walking and running events throughout Scotland - from full marathons to fun runs to the Three Peaks. You will be able to find a top quality cottage to stay in near a marathon if you are taking part or spectating.
Fishing competitions abound - from casting competitions to the largest salmon caught on a river. Football, rugby, cycling, bowling, rowing, sailing, horse-racing - whatever sport you want to watch you will be sure of quality races and a wonderful day as a spectator or a competitor. Scotland has world class sporting facilities, so large and top quality sporting events are attracted to the country.
Other outdoor pursuits include shooting, fishing and stalking. Scotland offers some of the finest country sports in the world and the sporting estates of Scotland have always attracted visitors from all over the world who want to partake in hunting / shooting for game birds (either walked up or driven) such as pheasant, grouse, partridge, woodcock and snipe. There are unrivalled hunting experiences in breathtaking terrain in all areas of Scotland. Other field sports such as deer stalking / hunting and wildfowling are also very popular and hunting for a stag is the ultimate sporting achievement for many. Many Scottish shooting estates have lovely shooting lodges and these offer excellent accommodation for hunters staying on a sporting break in Scotland.