In July, Badminton Scotland held two Summer Camps.
Newall was not even born the last time the Championships came to Scotland, but August will see her watching the very best players in the world right on her doorstep.
Blair, now 35, called time on his playing career to focus on coaching – taking up a role with Badminton Scotland – and is excited see what the global tournament has in store
A QUARTET of young Scottish badminton stars have completed a fantastic week of intensive training at the BEC Summer School in Podcetrtek in Slovenia.
We talked with one of our ambassadors, Susan Egelstaff, less than a month before the beginning of the TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships 2017
KIRSTY GILMOUR’S bid for a second final appearance in a week ended in disappointment last night when she lost a three-game marathon against old rival Michelle Li at the Yonex US Open in Anaheim.
KIRSTY GILMOUR avenged Sunday’s final defeat at the Yonex Canada Open and booked a rematch with great rival Michelle Li as she reached today’s semi-finals at the Yonex US Open in Anaheim.
Badminton Scotland are urging fans to snap up the last remaining tickets for the TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships in Glasgow with today marking one month to go until the globe’s finest players descend on the city.
KIRSTY GILMOUR is through to the quarter-finals of the women’s singles and Adam Hall and Alex Dunn will contest the last eight of the men’s doubles at the Yonex US Open in Anaheim tonight.
BADMINTONscotland members are in for a treat with exactly a month to go before the start of the week-long TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017.
The Scotland squad produced great results on day 1 of the US Open in Anaheim.
Kirsty Gilmour had to settle for second best at the Yonex Canada Open after losing a close women’s singles final with Japan’s Saena Kawakami. The Scotland star went down 19-21 21-19 21-18 in a 69-minute contest.
Kirsty Gilmour is through to her first final since finishing runner-up at the European Championships in Denmark in April.
Kirsty Gilmour is through to today’s semi-finals of the women’s singles at the Yonex Canada Open in Calgary.
Kirsty Gilmour booked her place in the quarter-finals of the Yonex Canada Open in Calgary yesterday with a 21-18 21-17 win over Rachel Honderich.
Following on from his European triumph in Denmark earlier this year, Rajiv Ouseph has got the bit between his teeth and is eyeing up more medal glory when the World Championships kick off in Glasgow next month.
THIS year has already produced a European title for Chris and Gabby Adcock, and the English pair are more than ready to take their gold medal-success to World Championship level in Glasgow next month.
The Queen's Baton Relay will make a stop at the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 on the first day of its five-day programme of events and celebrations in the countdown to next year's Commonwealth Games in Australia's Gold Coast.
Kirsty Gilmour produced a fine performance to defeat Korean seventh seed Jang Mi Lee to reach the second round of the Yonex Canada Open in Calgary yesterday.
Scotland’s challenge at the Yonex Canada Open got off to a winning start in Calgary yesterday.
With just six weeks to go before the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 comes to Glasgow, Kirsty Gilmour starts the final countdown by tackling this week’s Yonex Canada Open in Calgary followed by next week’s Yonex US Open in Anaheim.
BADMINTONscotland tuned up for the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 today by announcing the winner of a competition to compose the music for the medal ceremonies on finals day of the Championships.
BADMINTONscotland marked yesterday’s 50 Days to Go to the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 by unveiling leading UK car retailer and leasing company Lookers as the Official Car Supplier to the Championships at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena from August 21-27.
Fresh from their medal success in Ireland, the Scottish Para-Badminton team were back on the road again, this time to the newly refurbished sportscotland Centre at Inverclyde
Michael Atkinson chats to BADMINTONscotland’s Chief Executive, Anne Smillie, on the legacy that will be delivered through the 2017 TOTAL BWF World Championships
Scotland took a 9-player strong squad over to the new Indoor National Sports Arena in Dublin this weekend
Badminton Scotland have been working in partnership with Richard McShane from the Phoenix Project in Easterhouse, Glasgow Life and Scottish Squash, to organise a racket sports Festival, delivered on Monday 19th June.
KIRSTY GILMOUR bowed out of the CROWN GROUP Australian Open in Sydney today but not before giving world No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying a fair test.
Kirsty Gilmour faces the toughest of challenges tomorrow in the women's singles first round at the CROWN GROUP Australia Open in Sydney.
BADMINTONscotland today offered their congratulations to former President Ian E Brown after he was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Adam Hall and Alex Dunn reach the semi-finals at the Spanish International in Madrid.
Kieran Merrilees defeated India’s Anand Pawar as Scotland experienced mixed fortunes on day two of the Spanish International in Madrid.
KIERAN MERRILEES, the five-times Yonex Scottish National men’s singles champion, spearheads the seven-strong challenge at the Spanish International, which begins on Thursday in Madrid.
Kirsty Gilmour was today getting over her disappointment of a first-day exit at the BCA Indonesia Open in Jakarta late last night.
Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour cleared the first hurdle on day one of the BCA Indonesia Open in Jakarta when she won a three-set battle with home hope Febby Angguni 21-15 16-21 21-16 in the first round of women’s singles qualifying.
Kirsty Gilmour returns to Superseries action on Monday when she tackles the high-quality BCA Indonesia Open in Jakarta.
All the results from the Babolat Glasgow U10 which was held at the National Badminton Academy on the June 4th
Tickets for the TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships 2017 are selling fast.
Exciting opportunity for all abilities to participate in this year’s BADMINTONscotland Summer Camp at the Sir Craig Reedie Cockburn Centre.
The next BWF Council meeting will be held during the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena from August 21-27.
The final Club Workshop for this season took place on Saturday 27th May in Caledonia House in Edinburgh.
Catch up with Scotland's progress in Australia
Scotland ended their TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2017 challenge on a high tonight when they defeated USA 3-0 in Gold Coast.
Scotland received a second big boost in the countdown to the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 when Kirsty Gilmour was tonight elected to the BWF Athletes' Commission.
Scotland’s hopes of a big finish to their Group 2A campaign at the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2017 took a huge dent tonight in Gold Coast when they were beaten 4-1 by group winners Vietnam.
Scotland came back from their disappointing 3-2 defeat by Canada to score their first victory at the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2017 today when they defeated New Zealand 4-1 in Group 2A on the Gold Coast.
Scotland suffered an agonising defeat on day one of the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2017 in Australia’s Gold Coast today.
Emma Mason today gave Scotland a timely World Championship boost by being elected to the Badminton World Federation Council at its annual meeting in Australia’s Gold Coast.
Keep up to date with Scotland's Sudirman Cup team in our series of blogs.
The Glasgow International Youth Badminton Championships 2017 will take place this weekend and has attracted 200 players. The Scottish contingent will compete with players from Barbados, Denmark, England, Germany, India, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, Wales. This will be a great opportunity for Glasgow to host some great matches at Under 13 & Under 15 age groups.
Scotland’s top players leave for Australia tonight to compete in the Sudirman Cup world mixed team championships in Gold Coast.
BADMINTONscotland and the Badminton World Federation today announced experienced Malaysian coach Tan Kim Her as the latest addition to the line-up for the two-day Coaching Conference to be held in Glasgow during the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017.
MARKING 100 days to go before the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 gets underway in Glasgow, BADMINTONscotland announced BBC Broadcaster and Presenter Dougie Vipond and Olympian and two time Commonwealth Games medallist Susan Egelstaff as their newest official Ambassadors for the global event.
Brooke Stalker marked 100 days to go to the start of the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 in Glasgow by winning the Scottish National Under 11 girls’ singles and doubles titles for the second year running at Scotstoun this afternoon.
David Barr and Colin Hepburn were Scotland’s two badminton representatives at the recent 9th World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand.
North Berwick’s Ben Riddle may need to play 14 matches in one day if he is to achieve his goal of winning two titles at the Scottish National Under 11 Championships at Glasgow’s Scotstoun on Saturday.
Chen Long’s anxious wait to learn his fate ended today when the Badminton World Federation awarded him the only wild card for the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 from August 21-27 at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena.
Brooke Stalker was today named top seed in both her events as she prepares to defend her girls’ singles and doubles titles at the National Junior Badminton Championships for Under 11s at Glasgow’s National Badminton Academy at Scotstoun on Saturday May 13.
Scotland’s young players added to their second place in the team event at the Junior Quadrangular in Dublin with three titles in the individual events
Silver for Kirsty in European Championships
Kirsty is going for gold in Sunday's European Championships final
Scotland are runners up in the Quadrangular Team event in Ireland
Kirsty Gilmour secures at least a bronze medal at the European Championships in Kolding
Kirsty Gilmour reaches the quarter finals of the European Championships
Scotland will be represented in all five disciplines in the World Championships
Kirsty Gilmour got her European Championship challenge off to a solid start in the Danish city of Kolding today as she booked her place in the last 16 of the women’s singles.
Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour heads for Kolding in Denmark today (25 April 2017) as she prepares to take on the continent’s other top players at the 2017 European Championships.
Alex Dunn came agonisingly close to a second final in a week before losing in the men’s doubles semi-final at the 18th Victor Dutch International 2017 in Wateringen.
Alex Dunn and Adam Hall began their challenge at the 18th Victor Dutch International 2017 with a straight-games win over Steve Olesen and Mathias Weber Estrup.
ELEANOR O’DONNELL ended her junior career on a high with a mixed doubles silver medal at the European Junior Championships 2017 in Mulhouse last weekend.
Scotland are guaranteed at least a bronze medal after Motherwell’s Alex Dunn and Beith’s Eleanor O’Donnell reached the semi-finals of the mixed doubles at the European Junior Championships in Mulhouse today.
Alex Ddunn and Eleanor O’Donnell are one win away from the mixed doubles gold medal at the European Junior Championships 2017 in Mulhouse.
Scotland followed up their silver medal success at the European Junior Championships 2017 by dominating the doubles events at the Olve Jot Under 17 finals at Edegem near Antwerp.
Alex Dunn and Eleanor O’Donnell’s brilliant performance in reaching the mixed doubles final at the European Junior Championships 2017 ended in disappointment when they fell to Russian second seeds Rodion Alimov and Alina Davletova 21-16 21-14 in just 24 minutes.
Glasgow's Matthew Grimley suffered singles disappointment at the European Junior Championships 2017 in Mulhouse today.
Mauchline’s Holly Newall suffered bitter disappointment at the European Junior Championships 2017 in Mulhouse today.
Scotland suffered mixed fortunes on the opening afternoon of the individual events at the European Junior Championships 2017 at Mulhouse.
On Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April 2017 the Black Isle Leisure Centre in Fortrose hosted the Highland Badminton Championships.
Scotland rounded off their team challenge at the European Junior Championships in Mulhouse with a 5-0 victory against Portugal.
Scotland’s young squad of eight players return to action in Mulhouse tomorrow looking to shrug off the disappointment of finishing third in Group 6 at the European Junior Championships.
Scotland’s challenge at the Finnish Open 2017 came to an abrupt end today when Mathew Carder went out of the men’s singles and Martin Campbell and Patrick MacHugh fell in the doubles.
This summer will see the return of residential badminton camps to sportscotland’s recently renovated Inverclyde National Training Centre.
Scotland’s three players competing at the Finnish Open got off to a winning start today in Vantaa but they were taken to three games before booking their places in the second round.
The East Lothian U14 Championships will be held on 22 April 2017 at Musselburgh Sports Centre.
THREE of Scotland’s senior players head for Vantaa this week to contest the Finnish Open while eight of the nation’s best juniors will be in the French city of Mulhouse for the 10-day European Under 19 Championships.
BADMINTONscotland today joined the tributes to Dr Fiona McEwan, who passed away on Friday after a short illness.
Kirsty Gilmour is back on the title trail.
Kirsty Gilmour is through to tonight’s semi-finals at the Orleans International. But she was made to battle hard in her lunchtime quarter-final with Delphine Lansac before the French player retired with Gilmour leading the deciding game 13-7.
On Wednesday 29th April 2017 Kaity and Adam Hall took time out of their busy schedule to pop along to our club, Glasgow Disability Badminton Club (GDBC) at Haghill Sports Centre.
BADMINTONscotland former President Christine Black was honoured at Badminton Europe's 5th Gala Awards dinner in Prague on Saturday.
Scotland’s Matthew Carder must win two rounds of qualifying today to earn a place in the main draw at the Orleans International.
Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour is one of nine players bidding for one of three four-year terms on the BWF Athletes’ Commission.
Kirsty Gilmour will start with a first-round bye when she begins her bid to match or better last year’s European Championships silver medal in the Danish city of Kolding at the end of this month.
GLASGOW twins Matthew and Christopher Grimley and Mauchline’s Holly Newall have been seeded for the individual events at the European Under 19 Championships to be played in the French city of Mulhouse from 11-16 April.
Seven keynote speakers, including former players Xu Huaiwen and Pi Hongyan and top coach Kenneth Larsen, were unveiled today for the Conference in August at Glasgow’s National Badminton Academy.
KIRSTY GILMOUR got her Yonex Polish Open 2017 challenge off to a confident start with a 21-12 21-10 victory over Agnes Korosi of Hungary in Warsaw today.
Ben Torrance booked his place in today’s first round of the Yonex Polish Open 2017 with three straight-games wins in yesterday’s qualifying competition in Warsaw.
Scotland’s Kieran Merrilees will be top seed in the men’s singles when the Polish Open 2017 starts on Thursday in Warsaw.
Christopher and Matthew Grimley will be aiming to emulate Adam Hall and Alex Dunn when they bid for title hat-tricks at the Scottish National Under 17 Championships in Motherwell’s Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility this weekend.
Scotland will face a tough week of competition when their young squad heads for Queensland’s Gold Coast in May for the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2017.
KIRSTY GILMOUR suffered a setback today as she suffered a first-round exit at the Yonex Swiss Open 2017 in Basel.
BADMINTONscotland have today named a 10-strong squad today to contest the team and individual events at the Under 15 Quadrangular Tournament in Dublin from April 28-30.
RACHEL SUGDEN, who reached the semi-finals of the women’s singles at the Yonex Scottish National Championships in Perth last month, will be top seed when the Scottish National Junior Championships for Under 13 and Under 17s return to Motherwell’s Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility on March 25-26.
TIME IS running out for affiliated schools to book places on BADMINTONscotland’s premier Big Hit Festival of the year.
KIRSTY GILMOUR will head for the Danish city of Kolding next month as she looks to improve on last year’s silver medal at the European Championships.
WITH barely 150 days to go before the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 come to Glasgow, BADMINTONscotland marked the latest stage in the countdown by naming Judy Murray as their fourth Official Ambassador.
BADMINTONscotland and Yonex, the world’s No. 1 badminton brand, both had plenty to celebrate today after announcing major partnerships with just five months to go before the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 comes to Glasgow’s Emirates Arena.
FORMER Scotland international Emma Mason has been put forward for a place on the BWF Council.
Fiona Christie, Aimee Allan and Karen Lyttle led the way as Scotland players topped the podium in 13 of the 28 categories at the Scottish 4 Nations ParaBadminton Championships at Motherwell’s Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.
Scotland’s two doubles pairs have joined Kirsty Gilmour in the second round of the Austrian Open in Vienna.
KIRSTY GILMOUR marked her return to international tournament competition this afternoon with a solid 21-14 21-17 win over Denmark’s Sofie Holmboe Dahl at the Austrian Open in Vienna.
BADMINTONscotland today confirmed one of the most exciting breakthroughs in the countdown to the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 when they agreed a partnership with BBC Sport to show live action from the Championships at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena from August 21-27.
Matthew Carder is the new British Universities men's singles champion.
BADMINTONscotland's chief executive statement
Scotland’s young squad followed up their recent Swedish Junior success with more impressive performances at the Yonex France Under 17 Championships at Aire sur la Lys near St Omer at the weekend.
Adam Pringle is chasing three titles when the Yonex France Under 17 Championships get under way in Aire sur la Lys near St Omer tomorrow.
THREE prominent Scottish badminton figures shared the limelight last night at the Glasgow Sports Person of the Year Awards.
Adam Hall will be eager to avenge his Yonex National Championships doubles defeat by Martin Campbell and Patrick MacHugh.
Four players who won titles at the recent Yonex Scottish National Championships in Perth just over a week ago return to international action this week when they tackle the Austrian Open in Vienna, starting on Wednesday.
NEW Yonex Scottish National women’s doubles champion Eleanor O’Donnell is in line for her first cap after today being named in Scotland’s squad to compete in the Sudirman Cup in Australia’s Gold Coast from May 21-28.
With just over six months to go before the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 comes to Glasgow, BADMINTONscotland are already determined to introduce 30,000 schoolchildren to the sport as part of the World Championship Legacy Programme.
FORMER international and National champions Gordon Thomson and Graeme Smith played a major part last night as Police Sport UK defeated Scotland Select 8-3 in Glasgow.
KIRSTY GILMOUR proved she was back to full tournament fitness when she won her sixth consecutive women’s singles title as the Yonex Scottish National Championships reached a climax at Bell’s Sports Centre in Perth this afternoon.
FOURTEEN clubs from all over Scotland attended BADMINTONscotland’s latest Club Development Workshop on Saturday in Perth on day two of the Yonex Scottish National Championships.
Rachel Sugden is through to the semi-finals at her first Yonex Scottish National Championships in Perth.
KIRSTY GILMOUR is back in action for the first time since the Olympic Games in Rio.
WITH JUST 200 days to go to the TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships 2017 BADMINTONscotland today extended its number of official tournament partners with the announcement that Heart Scotland and Smooth Scotland will be radio partners for the event.
Kieran Merrilees, who missed last year’s Yonex Scottish National Championships will play his bid for a fifth men’s singles crown
WITH LESS THAN 200 days to go until the TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships 2017 come to Glasgow’s Emirates Arena tickets are selling fast.
Recap of the Babolat Midland Junior 2017, courtesy of Maria Hadden.
Scotland’s veteran squad came out on top against their Scandinavian counterparts with an 11-8 victory at Glasgow’s Sir Craig Reedie Badminton Centre as they warmed up for the Scottish International Masters Championships held over the same weekend.
THE best badminton players in Scotland will head for Perth on Friday week to compete in the Yonex Scottish National Championships with Commonwealth and European silver medallist Kirsty Gilmour topping the line-up at the Bell’s Sports Centre.
BADMINTONscotland stepped up its countdown to the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 to be staged in Glasgow in August by today naming Scottish golf star Catriona Matthew MBE as the tournament’s newest Official Ambassador.
Scotland players endured a frustrating time in their first international tournament of 2017 as they looked to gain vital match practice before the Yonex Scottish National Championships in Perth in three weeks.
BADMINTONscotland today received a massive vote of confidence from the BWF over their plans to get 30,000 more schoolchildren playing the game through their Big Hit Festivals as part of the Legacy Programme built around this year’s TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017.
BADMINTONscotland today announced its latest partnership for the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 with mclcreate appointed to provide event production services when the biggest badminton tournament on the world circuit comes to Glasgow’s Emirates Arena in August.
Get ready for this years Scottish Open grand prix
This August, the fastest racquet sport takes over the Emirates Arena for 7 days.