Funding Partners

Event Scotland

EventScotland is part of VisitScotland and is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. By developing an exciting portfolio of business, sporting and cultural events EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors.

Through the work of EventScotland and partners, Scotland will host a number of world-class events in the coming years, including: 2017 World Badminton Championships, European Sports Championships 2018, The Open 2018, World Men's Curling Championship 2020 and UEFA Euro 2020.


European Regional Development Fund - The European Curling Championships 2016 project is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013 through VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, EventScotland. The Scottish Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme.

UK Sport

UK Sport is the government’s lead agency with responsibility for overseeing the bidding and staging of major sporting events at the UK level. We work in partnership with a range of sporting and regional organisations to ensure that the UK hosts the world’s biggest international sporting events. Through our Gold Event Series we have targeted the hosting of 100 major events through to 2023. More information on the events we are supporting can be found at

Glasgow City Council

As Glasgow’s official destination marketing organisation, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB) is custodian of the PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW brand and operates the website. Working with partners, stakeholders and businesses at local and national level, GCMB’s remit is to position and promote Glasgow across domestic and international markets as one of the world’s most vibrant, dynamic and diverse cities in which to live, work, study, invest and visit.

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Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire sits on the doorstep of Glasgow, Scotland’s great city, and boasts pretty villages, busy towns and great outdoors locations.

The area is home to Glasgow International Airport, intu Braehead shopping and leisure destination and Paisley, Scotland’s largest town – famed for its iconic Paisley Pattern, The Spree Arts Festival, and boasting the highest concentration of listed buildings outside Edinburgh.

In November 2016 the European Curling Championships will be held in Renfrewshire at intu Braehead Arena & Curling Rink, providing a warm Scottish welcome to the thousands of competitors and spectators from all over Europe who will be coming to the area for the tournament.

And as part of Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021, an invitation is extended to all our guests to join us in Paisley and experience the town’s remarkable architecture, discover our hidden treasures and enjoy a thriving music and arts scene.

We look forward to seeing and welcoming you to Renfrewshire.

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Royal Caledonian Curling Club & Scottish Curling

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club (RCCC) is the National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland. With approximately 12,500 members in over 600 clubs it is one of the largest governing bodies of sport in Scotland. Scottish Curling is the public facing sub brand of the RCCC used to promote the sport.

The mission of the RCCC is to develop a robust infrastructure of clubs and facilities that will support the growth of the sport, increase the number of people who enjoy curling in Scotland and sustain medal success at world class levels.

In recent years Scottish Curling have hosted the 2009 European Championships, the 2011 World Junior Curling Championships, the 2013 European Mixed Curling Championships, and the 2014 World Seniors and World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships, using the expertise in Scotland to deliver events of high quality and impact. Hosting a series of international events between 2016 and 2020, commencing with the 2016 European Curling Championships in Braehead will provide the perfect platform for the continuing development of curling across Scotland.