A spotlight on: Scotland the Perfect Stage

02 Contents Director of Events’ report 03 Events Directorate Forecast 2018/19 04 Scotland secures three events from three bids 06 EventScotland 2018/19 Forecast 08 International Events Programme 09 Beacon Events Programme 10 National Events Programme 11 Scotland’s Winter Festivals 13 Scottish Clan Event Fund 14 PROCESSIONS Edinburgh 15 A new era in the world of sporting success – 2018 European Championships 16 Special Olympics GB – 40th Anniversary Games 18 3D Festival celebrates opening V&A Dundee 20 Solheim momentum continues to accelerate 21 Solheim year to go 22 Annual golf events overview 25 The Hero Challenge 26 The 147th Open 27 Young people take centre stage in 2018 28 Co-design in motion 31 Developing the industry 32 Scottish Thistle Awards 35 VisitScotland Expo 37 VisitScotland Growth Fund 38 Business Events Forecast 2018/19 40 A legendary year 42 Delivering for Scotland 45 A year of great innovation 46 Looking ahead to 2019 and beyond 49 Come on in… the water’s lovely 50

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