Active Scotland

Scotland's gearing to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, so it's an exciting time for sport, whether you're a spectator or a participant.

Breaking the mould: Rugby blossoms in Japan

Rugby is a way of life in Scotland, having played a seminal role in the development of the sport. With the 2019 Rugby World Cup heading to Japan, the country is getting ready to show the world what they've got.

Highland Games

Highland Games are a unique mix of sports, culture and community. Find out more about Highland Games events and traditions taking place in Scotland and around the world.

Highland Games – Did You Know?

Scotland's Highland Games, with the associated traditions of caber throwing and hammer tossing, are renowned throughout the world.

Highland Games Events

There are over 60 events taking place all across Scotland annually, kicking off with the Gordon Castle Highland Games in Fochabers.

Highland Games Traditions

Highland Games are as iconically Scottish as bagpipes, kilts and whisky – all of which feature heavily at any gathering.

Rugby in Scotland – Spectating and taking part

Rugby is one of the most popular participation and spectator sports in Scotland and the passion for the game knows no bounds.

Scotland and tennis

While its roots are firmly planted in 12th century France, tennis is very much a part of Scottish history and Scotland can claim to have the oldest tennis court in the world; The Royal Tennis Court at Falkland Palace.

Scotland’s top young athletes ready for Commonwealth challenge

Scotland's best and brightest young athletes are in the Bahamas this week, taking part in the Commonwealth Youth Games.

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