In pictures: A preview of the 2014 Scottish sporting summer

Andy Murray hold the Wimbledon trophy aloft after his historic triumph at SW19
June: Andy Murray will defend his Wimbledon title at SW19
Andy Murray will return to Flushing Meadows in late August, hoping to land his second US Open title
August: Andy Murray will be back at the US Open at Flushing Meadows, where he secured his first Grand Slam title in 2012
Celtic, St Johnstone, Motherwell and Aberdeen all kick off their European campaigns underway
July: Scottish champions Celtic (right), St Johnstone (top left), Motherwell (centre left) and Aberdeen (bottom left) get their European campaigns underway. Celtic go into the Champions League qualifiers while their fellow Scottish representatives are in the Europa League qualifiers. The domestic season begins in earnest in August
Representatives of the South Africa, Argentina, Scotland, Canada and USA rugby teams
June: Scotland begin a four-match summer tour, playing USA (bottom right), Canada (top right), Argentina (top left) and then South Africa (bottom left). The Test series will be new Scotland head coach Vern Cotter's first in charge. The New Zealander has chosen two squads, with Greig Laidlaw (centre) in line to face the North American sides
Tom Watson and Paul McGinley with the Ryder Cup
September: Gleneagles will host the Ryder Cup with Europe, led by Paul McGinley (right), bidding to retain the trophy against Tom Watson's United States team
Royal Aberdeen golf course
July: The Scottish Open will be staged at Royal Aberdeen a week before the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool
Hampden Park
July: Scotland's national stadium will host a Diamond League athletics event for the first time. The football ground has been renovated for the Commonwealth Games
Scotland v Ireland
September: Scotland's cricketers travel to Dublin for three one-day internationals against Ireland. The series will be new coach Grant Bradburn's first in charge
Terence Crawford and Ricky Burns
June: Ricky Burns (right) bids to win the WBC international lightweight title against Dejan Zlaticanin after losing his WBO lightweight belt to Terence Crawford (left) in March
Celtic Park, the Hydro, Ibrox Stadium and Tollcross International Swimming Centre, some of the venues for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
July & August: (clockwise from bottom left) Celtic Park, the newly-built Hydro, Ibrox Stadium and Tollcross International Swimming Centre are some of the venues for the Games. Others include the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, the SECC, the Clyde Auditorium, Scotstoun Stadium, Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre and the Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails
Sir Chris Hoy with the Queen's Baton
July: The Queen's Baton, held here by retired cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, will arrive in Scotland ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Scotland's Glasgow 2014 Swim team, boxer Josh Taylor and cyclist Katie Archibald
July & August: Team Scotland's big moment arrives when the country hosts the Games for the first time since 1986. Sixty-nine other nations will compete across 18 sports
The Camanachd Cup
September: Two teams will compete for the Camanachd Cup in shinty's showpiece final
Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors players
September: Scotland's two pro-teams Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors begin their Pro12 season