Badminton Buddies 

The World Coaching Conference Ticket Offer!

Badminton Scotland is offering an amazing deal to the Coaches on our Coach Register! Badminton Buddies allows you and a friend to attend The World Coaching Conference for a discounted rate of buy one ticket, get the second ticket half price! Please see below for more information and how to book...

The World Coaching Conference is an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best coaches and players and all on your doorstep. To check the schedule of speakers, have a look at the timetables below.

As well as listening to and learning from the inspiring speaks, delegates will also receive tickets are free World Championship for Friday morning and Saturday evening, a t-shirt, a backpack with goodies, lunch and refreshments throughout the day! Here is our official promo video! Be part of something great!

To book your Badminton Buddies ticket please use the following link. When one person buys a ticket at the full price rate they will then receive a discount code to give to a friend who will pay the half price rate.

Primary and Secondary Schools Dates (posted 8th Aug 2017)

Inverness Leisure Centre for the following school comps on the following dates:

  • Friday 29th Sept – SSBU Secondary Schools- Highland qualifier- under 14./16 /.18
  • Tuesday 24th October-  secondary S3-6 team Event 2 boys and 2 girls per team
  • Friday 10th November- SSBU Primary team Quaich- 4 boys and 4 girls
  • January 18th – SSBU South Primary – Individual
  • Thursday 15th March – Primary team event  (x Tain) 2 boys and 2 girls
  • Friday 16th March –S1& S2 Team Comp – 2 boys and 2 Girls

Smash into Badminton (posed 9th Feb 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 Championships Legacy Programme. 

But the challenge doesn’t stop with the youngsters. BADMINTONscotland has just launched Smash In2 Badminton (SI2B), a new national participation programme giving people of all ages the opportunity to play badminton in a relaxed and fun environment.  Sessions will be pay and play with an organiser or coach on hand to support.

Lyndsay Morrison, BADMINTONscotland’s Coaching and Development Manager, said: “For participants, the Smash In2 programme will give people of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to play in a fun and sociable environment, learning something new or returning to a sport they used to play.

“It can provide many health benefits as well as giving families time to keep fit, enjoy sport and have fun together.  There will be an organiser on hand to lead the sessions so there are tips and advice available, but the main message is to enjoy badminton.”

Smash In2 clubs can be organised anywhere in Scotland through local authorities, facility providers, sports development, schools or existing clubs. For some participants, this will be part of the entry point into the sport and could lead to joining an already established club.

Sessions can also be organised by existing clubs by way of offering more opportunities or as a development pathway into more competitive badminton. Some sessions may already be in place and Smash In2 can enhance the programmes that are already running around Scotland and build on the positive opportunities that are out there.

There are many benefits for organisers to being part of this national initiative and Craig Smith, SI2B Organiser, said: ‘’The Adult SI2B at Allander has been very successful with attendances as high as 22 participants.  It has been great to see varying abilities and local people of all ages taking part, having fun and keeping fit through the sessions.

“As the organiser, my main role is to ensure everyone is happy, ensure matches are organised and provide some basic coaching for players in between games.’’

John Farr, EDLC Sports Development Coordinator, said: ‘’I am pleasantly surprised about the numbers.  One of the things that has stood out to me is the adults who have come back into the sport as well as attracting new beginner adults.

“The session has a relaxed social setting where adults enjoy both playing and socialising.  Many of the players have commented on the benefits the session has had on their overall personal health.

“I believe the success behind it all is the usage of social media to promote session initially in addition with creating a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for everyone and anyone.  From recent feedback members are requesting that another SI2B session could be set up.’’

For more information on how to set up a Smash In2 class or if you would like to find out where your local Smash In2 session is, visit or contact Lyndsay Morrison on 0141 445 1218.


The Nairn Sports Club Men's Doubles was held on Sunday 15th January 2017

The results are as follows;

  • 1st place Martin Vass and David Vass
  • 2nd place Bruce Mcwhirter (15yrs)and Darren Mcwhirter
  • 3rd place Aaron Morrison (14) and Steve McGregor
  • 4th place Ian Campbell (13) and Callum Burge (12)

There were 14 competitors and we were delighted to welcome players from Moray and Inverness. I would like to highlight how impressive our junior players were. Angus Duffy (13) and Alasdair McCruden (13) as always played impressively beating the men in two of their games, with each game played to 21. Ian Campbell and Callum Burge, although placed 4th in the finals, they actually won all 6 of their qualifying rounds. Outstanding. Thank you to everyone who took part, what a great night of badminton and special thanks to Anna McGregor for scoring.

(Write up courtesy of Andrea Gallagher as at 16th Jan 2017)

  • 4 teams took part, Caithness, Nairn, Tain and Skye. Sat 10th Sept 2016

Tournaments / Competitive Games


(Posted 27th April 2016)

Message from Jane Grant - Badminton Scotland Development Officer
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to a forum/ meeting to discuss setting up a Highland Badminton Schools Group on: Monday 16th May, 7pm -8pm
The Spectrum Centre, Inverness (beside the Bus Station and the Rose Street multi storey car park).

I am looking for any parent, teacher, volunteer, ASC, who feel that they could be of some assistance to this group. For the past few years we have been hanging on by a thread!! Last year we only managed to run the individual secondary school event and the individual primary event.

While covering the Highlands & Islands and visiting schools, both Primary and Secondary, there is a lot of badminton being played but could we offer more for these players?
Would you be interested in more competitions, more coaching in your schools/areas. Please come along on Monday 16th May to air your views and hopefully begin to work as a group. If you feel you could help in any small way but are unable to attend please get in touch with myself.

The SSBU are holding their AGM on the 5th June in Perth so I would like to have some positive information to feedback to them before then.

Kind Regards

Jane Grant
BADMINTONscotland Highlands & Islands Regional Development Officer
tel: 07539 139311
head office: 0141 445 1218
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