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EventScotland 5th Floor, Ocean Point One 94 Ocean Drive Edinburgh EH6 6JH Email: Tel: +44 (0)131 472 2313 Printed on recycled paper Images courtesy of featured events. The 2019 Solheim Cup: Getty Images Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle: Gaelle Beri Aberdeen Mela – One World Day: RO Production Women’s Summer of Sport: Jeff Holmes Published by VisitScotland Events Directorate Information correct at time of printing What’s Coming Up… LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships E uropean Champions will be crowned in December as Glasgow hosts the 20th edition of the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships. Following the massive success of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, the city is well prepared to welcome over 500 top athletes from across the continent to compete in 40 short course (25 metres) swimming events across five days of fast-paced action, great for sporting aficionados as much as for a family day out. 4 – 8 December Tollcross International Swimming Centre Scotland’s Winter Festivals: VisitScotland/Oban and Lorn Tourism Alliance/Sheila McIntyre Scottish Thistle Awards/Youth Beatz: Dumfries and Galloway Council National Events Conference: Chris Watt TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup: SWPix/Simon Wilkinson Find out more at IN 2020, SCOTLAND CELEBRATES THE YEAR OF COASTS AND WATERS Scotland will honour its ghoulish history and traditions this October through an exciting array of Halloween events and festivals. Upcoming events funded through the National Events Programme include; Paisley Halloween Festival (25 – 26 October, pictured), which will see the town centre transformed into a sinister outdoor circus with street theatre and aerial performers; Galoshans 2019 (25 October – 2 November), a celebration of Greenock’s local Halloween customs featuring a vibrant community street parade; and Tam O’ Shanters Trail - Halloween Adventure (30 October – 3 November) an illuminated walk through the dark woods of Roslin Glen that brings Burns’ poem to life through theatre performances, fire and light. Scotland’s spectre-tacular Halloween Track cyclists from across the globe will descend on the Emirates Arena this winter, rounding off a fantastic year for cycling in Scotland. This is the second round of the TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup series and represents a crucial chance for nations to register qualifying points ahead of Tokyo 2020. With so many cycling highlights in 2019, this is the perfect event to close a packed 12 months which saw Scotland announced as the host of the inaugural 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships. TISSOT UCI Track CyclingWorld Cup 8 – 10 November Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow