Welcome to Glasgow!

It’s brimming with culture, history, dazzling scenery, great shopping and a vibrant nightlife – and for the next eight days Glasgow will be the focus of the badminton world.

The famous Scottish city is rolling out the red carpet as stars such as Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Liliyana Natsir and Carolina Marin prepare for battle in the highly-anticipated TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017. While these icons lock horns in the 21-27 August tournament, there is potentially just as much to absorb outside Emirates Arena.

A port on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands, Glasgow is famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy from its 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and ship-building. It is a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.

Browse through the world-renowned Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the iconic Riverside Museum, Hunterian Museum and Mackintosh House. Alternatively, stroll through beautiful green parks – the Glasgow Botanic Gardens come to mind – or enjoy the amazing array of restaurants, including the popular Ashton Lane, and excellent shopping. Entertainment venues like SSE Hydro, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Glasgow Royal Opera House often showcase some of the world’s best acts.

Should visitors care to venture beyond the city limits, then a day trip to Scottish distillery – whisky being Scotland’s best known export – may be in order. In addition, the capital – Edinburgh – is only an hour away by train. The 12th century castle which stands majestically on a cliff in the city centre cuts an incredibly impressive sight. Edinburgh too has countless museums, galleries and historic buildings. It is the world’s leading festival city and, during the World Championships, it will be in peak season with at least five festivals taking place: the Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe, the Tattoo, the Book Festival and the Art Festival.

“As well as enjoying the badminton, we want you all to get the most out of your visit to our great city and to enjoy Scotland’s renowned hospitality and friendship to the full. Glasgow and Scotland have so much to offer in terms of culture, history and scenery – I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed.

“Our preparations have been going well and tickets are selling fast,” said BADMINTONscotland’s Chief Executive, Anne Smillie.

Inside the 6,000-seater Emirates Arena, fans will be eager to see if Spain’s Carolina Marin – Europe’s main medal hope – and China’s Chen Long can each seal a hat-trick of World titles to add to their Olympic gold medals.

Will local star Kirsty Gilmour’s penchant for upsetting top players hold true?

Can Malaysia’s veteran, Lee Chong Wei, finally claim the gold that has constantly eluded him?

All these questions and more will be answered next week in glittering Glasgow!

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Tournament Website: www.bwfworldchampionships.com

Tickets: www.glasgow2017.com

Glasgow holidays: www.visitscotland.com and https://peoplemakeglasgow.com

World Championships News

Wrap: Great Matches – TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

Wrap: Great Matches – TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

29 August 2017
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28 August 2017
‘Four’ Sure! – Doubles Finals: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

‘Four’ Sure! – Doubles Finals: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

27 August 2017
Lin in Seventh Final – Semi-Finals: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

Lin in Seventh Final – Semi-Finals: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

27 August 2017
‘Axel-lent’ Job! – Semi-Finals: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

‘Axel-lent’ Job! – Semi-Finals: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

26 August 2017
Queen Carolina Dethroned – Day 5: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

Queen Carolina Dethroned – Day 5: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

26 August 2017
Hong Kong’s Doubles Delight – Day 5: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

Hong Kong’s Doubles Delight – Day 5: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

25 August 2017
Chung/Kim Stay in Hunt – Day 4: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

Chung/Kim Stay in Hunt – Day 4: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

25 August 2017
Top Seed Tumbles – Day 4: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

Top Seed Tumbles – Day 4: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

24 August 2017
Tremors Hit Men’s Doubles – Day 3: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

Tremors Hit Men’s Doubles – Day 3: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

24 August 2017
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23 August 2017
Singles Seeds Stumble – Day 2: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

Singles Seeds Stumble – Day 2: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

22 August 2017
Lee Stunned in Opening Round – Day 2: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

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22 August 2017
No Mercy for Merrilees – Day 1: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

No Mercy for Merrilees – Day 1: TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

21 August 2017
Bumpy Start for Michelle Li – DAY 1: TOTAL BWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

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21 August 2017
Ready for Liftoff!

Ready for Liftoff!

21 August 2017
Ahmad/Natsir Brimming With Confidence

Ahmad/Natsir Brimming With Confidence

20 August 2017
Marin Lays it On the Line

Marin Lays it On the Line

20 August 2017
Twist in the Script? – Men’s Singles Preview

Twist in the Script? – Men’s Singles Preview

20 August 2017
Too Close to Call – Women’s Singles Preview

Too Close to Call – Women’s Singles Preview

18 August 2017
Energy Versus Guile – Men’s Doubles Preview

Energy Versus Guile – Men’s Doubles Preview

16 August 2017
Japan Have the Edge – Women’s Doubles Preview

Japan Have the Edge – Women’s Doubles Preview

14 August 2017
Form Favours China – Mixed Doubles Preview

Form Favours China – Mixed Doubles Preview

12 August 2017
‘Worlds’ Blockbuster On The Cards

‘Worlds’ Blockbuster On The Cards

9 August 2017
Son, Yamaguchi Top-Seeded for Worlds

Son, Yamaguchi Top-Seeded for Worlds

6 August 2017
Son Has Tail Up with No.1 Ranking

Son Has Tail Up with No.1 Ranking

2 August 2017
Injury Dashes Jorgensen’s Hopes

Injury Dashes Jorgensen’s Hopes

1 August 2017
12BET an Official Partner of World Championships

12BET an Official Partner of World Championships

24 July 2017
China Ace Qualification for Worlds

China Ace Qualification for Worlds

21 July 2017
Thomas Composes a World Championships Winner

Thomas Composes a World Championships Winner

7 July 2017
Li Xuerui’s Hopes Alive for Worlds

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9 June 2017
Tan Kim Her for World Coaching Conference

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17 May 2017
Top Guns Confirm Places

Top Guns Confirm Places

16 May 2017
Chen Long Gets ‘Worlds’ Wild Card

Chen Long Gets ‘Worlds’ Wild Card

4 May 2017
Chen Long’s Fate in the Balance

Chen Long’s Fate in the Balance

28 April 2017
Lin Dan Stakes Glasgow Claim

Lin Dan Stakes Glasgow Claim

20 April 2017
Jorgensen, Tai Lead Race to Glasgow

Jorgensen, Tai Lead Race to Glasgow

24 February 2017
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