The World Athletics Indoor Championships are in town this weekend as some top athletes from around the globe compete in Glasgow.

There is huge Scottish interest in the major sporting event, with a trio of gold medal hopefuls ready to be cheered on by a home crowd.

Here are all of the details you need to know ahead of the competition...

When is the World Athletics Indoor Championships?

The World Athletics Indoor Championships takes place this weekend from Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3.

Day one got underway at 9.30am on Friday morning. 

It will be held at The Emirates Arena, Glasgow.

Are the the World Athletics Indoor Championships on TV and can I live stream?

Yes, the World Athletics Indoor Championships will be shown live on television. 

BBC holds the rights to showcase the major sporting event. 

The majority of their weekend coverage will be shown on BBC Two. 

Live streams can be accessed via BBC iPlayer also, with radio coverage available on BBC 5 Sports Extra and BBC Sounds.

What Scots are competing at the World Athletics Indoor Championships?

There are three Scots involved at the World Athletics Indoor Championships.

Josh Kerr, Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie are flying the flag for the host country as they compete with Team GB. The Scots are part of Britain's squad of 25 athletes.

Muir and Kerr in the 3,000m finals at 20:15 and 20:40 respectively during the Saturday evening session.

Reekie runs in the 800m on the final day, having set a championship record at the UK Indoor Championships in Birmingham two weeks ago.

"London in 2012 had a huge impact on the sport and inspiring the next generation. It's Scotland's turn to have that," said 1500m world champion Kerr. "I hope you are going to see the generation coming through in five, 10 years' time saying 'this was the championships that really kickstarted my love for the sport'.

"We have some amazing athletes. It's a slightly smaller group than we have had, but it packs a punch. Everyone is a medal contender."