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Scotland turn clock back 10 years against USA

26 May 2017

Scotland ended their TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2017 challenge on a high tonight when they defeated USA 3-0 in Gold Coast.

Gilmour makes it an election double for Scotland

24 May 2017

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 suffer against Vietnam

24 May 2017

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.

Gilmour wins twice as Scots bounce back

23 May 2017

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.

Agony for Scotland in Sudirman Cup opener at Gold Coast

21 May 2017

Scotland suffered an agonising defeat on day one of the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2017 in Australia’s Gold Coast today.

Scotland's Emma Mason elected to BWF Council

20 May 2017

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.

Scotland's Sudirman Cup Blog number 1

20 May 2017

Keep up to date with Scotland's Sudirman Cup team in our series of blogs.

Glasgow International Youth Badminton Championships 2017

18 May 2017

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 ready for Sudirman Cup challenge

16 May 2017

Scotland’s top players leave for Australia tonight to compete in the Sudirman Cup world mixed team championships in Gold Coast.

Tan Kim Her joins World Coaching Conference line-up

16 May 2017

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.

Two Ambassadors Announced To Mark 100 Days To Go To World Champs in Glasgow

15 May 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.

Stalker and Riddle both hit double top at U11 Nationals

13 May 2017

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.

Barr and Hepburn fly the Masters flag in Auckland

12 May 2017

David Barr and Colin Hepburn were Scotland’s two badminton representatives at the recent 9th World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand.

Title-chasing Riddle faces a busy day at the National Under 11s

9 May 2017

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 awarded wild card for the Worlds

4 May 2017

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 chasing another title double at Under 11s

2 May 2017

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.

Young Scots take three titles in Quadrangular

1 May 2017

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, gold for Ouseph and the Adcocks

30 April 2017

Silver for Kirsty in European Championships

Gilmour shows her class again to reach Euro final

29 April 2017

Kirsty is going for gold in Sunday's European Championships final

Scotland finish second in Junior Quad team event

29 April 2017

Scotland are runners up in the Quadrangular Team event in Ireland

Gilmour wants more than bronze at Europeans

28 April 2017

Kirsty Gilmour secures at least a bronze medal at the European Championships in Kolding

Gritty Gilmour battles into European quarters

28 April 2017

Kirsty Gilmour reaches the quarter finals of the European Championships

Scotland represented in all five events at the World Championships

28 April 2017

Scotland will be represented in all five disciplines in the World Championships

Gilmour wins then sizes up the Euro opposition

26 April 2017

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.

Gilmour ready for another big Euro challenge

24 April 2017

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.

Scots edged out in Dutch semis

22 April 2017

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.

Dunn and Hall off to a winning start in the Dutch International

21 April 2017

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.

O'Donnell and MacPherson second seeds in Holland

21 April 2017

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.

Dunn and O’Donnell guaranteed a bronze at European Juniors

16 April 2017

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.

Dunn and O'Donnell reach European final

16 April 2017

Alex Ddunn and Eleanor O’Donnell are one win away from the mixed doubles gold medal at the European Junior Championships 2017 in Mulhouse.

Pringle takes two doubles titles at the Olve Jot Under 17s

16 April 2017

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.

Dunn and O'Donnell scoop silver at European Juniors

16 April 2017

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.

Grimley bounces back as Scotland keep up doubles challenge at the Europeans

14 April 2017

Glasgow's Matthew Grimley suffered singles disappointment at the European Junior Championships 2017 in Mulhouse today.

Agony for Newall at European Juniors

12 April 2017

Mauchline’s Holly Newall suffered bitter disappointment at the European Junior Championships 2017 in Mulhouse today.

Mixed fortunes for Scotland

12 April 2017

Scotland suffered mixed fortunes on the opening afternoon of the individual events at the European Junior Championships 2017 at Mulhouse.

Highland Championships

10 April 2017

On Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April 2017 the Black Isle Leisure Centre in Fortrose hosted the Highland Badminton Championships.

Scots finish with a 5-0 flourish at European Juniors

10 April 2017

Scotland rounded off their team challenge at the European Junior Championships in Mulhouse with a 5-0 victory against Portugal.

Young Scots seeking individual success in Euros

10 April 2017

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 Finnish challenge ends in quarter-finals

8 April 2017

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.

Inverclyde Residential Badminton Camp

7 April 2017

This summer will see the return of residential badminton camps to sportscotland’s recently renovated Inverclyde National Training Centre.

Scots off to winning start in Finland

7 April 2017

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.

East Lothian U14

5 April 2017

The East Lothian U14 Championships will be held on 22 April 2017 at Musselburgh Sports Centre.

Scotland players head for Finland and France

5 April 2017

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.

Badminton pays tribute to Fiona McEwan

4 April 2017

BADMINTONscotland today joined the tributes to Dr Fiona McEwan, who passed away on Friday after a short illness.

Gilmour triumphs in Orleans

2 April 2017

Kirsty Gilmour is back on the title trail.

Gilmour battles her way into Orleans semi-finals

1 April 2017

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.

Kaity and Adam visit Glasgow Disability Badminton Club

1 April 2017

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.

Badminton Europe honours Christine Black

1 April 2017

BADMINTONscotland former President Christine Black was honoured at Badminton Europe's 5th Gala Awards dinner in Prague on Saturday.

Carder eyes a clash with Merrilees in Orleans

30 March 2017

Scotland’s Matthew Carder must win two rounds of qualifying today to earn a place in the main draw at the Orleans International.

Gilmour a contender for BWF Athletes’ Commission

29 March 2017

Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour is one of nine players bidding for one of three four-year terms on the BWF Athletes’ Commission.

Gilmour avoids Marin in European draw

29 March 2017

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.

Grimleys and Newall seeded for European Juniors

28 March 2017

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.

Exciting line-up for Glasgow’s World Coaching Conference

28 March 2017

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.

Gilmour off to a good start in Poland

24 March 2017

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.

Torrance treble takes him into the main draw in Poland

24 March 2017

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.

Merrilees top seed in Polish Open 2017

22 March 2017

Scotland’s Kieran Merrilees will be top seed in the men’s singles when the Polish Open 2017 starts on Thursday in Warsaw.

Grimleys vie for Nationals title hat-trick

21 March 2017

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.

Scots face tough challenge at Sudirman Cup

17 March 2017

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.

Shock exit for Gilmour at Yonex Swiss Open

15 March 2017

KIRSTY GILMOUR suffered a setback today as she suffered a first-round exit at the Yonex Swiss Open 2017 in Basel.

Scotland set their sights on Quadrangular hat-trick

15 March 2017

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.

Sugden targets Under 17 National titles

14 March 2017

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.

Primary Schools urged to beat the Big Hit deadline

13 March 2017

TIME IS running out for affiliated schools to book places on BADMINTONscotland’s premier Big Hit Festival of the year.

Scotland squads named for Europeans and European Juniors

13 March 2017

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.

Judy Murray unveiled as Official Glasgow 2017 Ambassador

10 March 2017

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 seals major partnerships with Yonex

10 March 2017

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.

BADMINTONscotland nominates Emma Mason for BWF Council

28 February 2017

FORMER Scotland international Emma Mason has been put forward for a place on the BWF Council.

Christie, Allan and Lyttle show Scots the way at 4 Nations Para

24 February 2017

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 doubles pairs join Gilmour in Austria second round

24 February 2017

Scotland’s two doubles pairs have joined Kirsty Gilmour in the second round of the Austrian Open in Vienna.

Gilmour back on the winning trail in Austria

23 February 2017

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 agree broadcast deal for the Worlds

22 February 2017

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.

Carder takes Universities title

21 February 2017

Matthew Carder is the new British Universities men's singles champion.

BADMINTONscotland statement regarding GB badminton funding appeal

20 February 2017

BADMINTONscotland's chief executive statement

Pringle and Andrew mixed doubles runners-up in France

20 February 2017

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.

Pringle back on the title trail in France

17 February 2017

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.

Grimley, Carder and McCulloch honoured at Glasgow Sports Awards

17 February 2017

THREE prominent Scottish badminton figures shared the limelight last night at the Glasgow Sports Person of the Year Awards.

Hall to face Campbell and MacHugh at the All England

15 February 2017

Adam Hall will be eager to avenge his Yonex National Championships doubles defeat by Martin Campbell and Patrick MacHugh.

Top Scots head to Vienna for the Austrian Open

14 February 2017

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.

Scotland name Sudirman Cup squad

9 February 2017

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.

BADMINTONscotland launch Smash In2 Badminton

8 February 2017

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 Scotland internationalists star for the Police

8 February 2017

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.

Gilmour takes two titles again at Yonex Scottish National Championships

5 February 2017

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.

BADMINTONscotland hosts successful Club Development Workshop in Perth

5 February 2017

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.

Sugden through to Yonex Nationals Semi-finals at first attempt

4 February 2017

Rachel Sugden is through to the semi-finals at her first Yonex Scottish National Championships in Perth.

Gilmour through to Mixed Doubles Final in comeback

3 February 2017

KIRSTY GILMOUR is back in action for the first time since the Olympic Games in Rio.

Heart Scotland and Smooth Scotland sign up for the World Championships

2 February 2017

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.

Merrilees chasing fifth Yonex Scottish National title

30 January 2017

Kieran Merrilees, who missed last year’s Yonex Scottish National Championships will play his bid for a fifth men’s singles crown

Tickets going fast for the World Championships

27 January 2017

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.

Babolat Midland Junior 2017

25 January 2017

Recap of the Babolat Midland Junior 2017, courtesy of Maria Hadden.

Scottish Vets hit form in Glasgow

24 January 2017

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.

Gilmour back to tackle singles and mixed at Yonex Scottish Nationals

24 January 2017

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.

Catriona Matthew becomes third ambassador for Glasgow 2017

19 January 2017

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.

Frustration for Scots in Estonia

16 January 2017

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.

BWF praise BADMINTONscotland's Big Hit Legacy plans

13 January 2017

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 teams up with mclcreate for the World Championships

11 January 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.

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