149th Airth Highland Games becomes latest event cancelled due to coronavirus crisis

The 149th Airth Highland Games have become the latest local event to be cancelled due to the current Covid-19 (coronavirus) crisis.

Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 11:14 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 11:16 am

The event was scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 25 this year but organisers announced today that it would not be going ahead as planned.

A statement posted on the Airth Highland Games Facebook page read: "We have been closely monitoring the current situation relating to Covid-19 and the related restrictions on events.

"After careful consideration of all the advice made available by the Scottish Government and of our obligations to our community we have taken the decision as a committee to cancel this years event.

Last year's 148th Airth Highland Games attracted visitors from all over the world

"This was an extremely difficult and disappointing decision for us to make and we know that this will be disappointing for our supporters, sponsors and patrons however we feel that you will all understand why our committee have made this decision.

"Next year will be our 150th and now we'll turn our attentions to making this our most spectacular yet.

"Stay safe everyone, stay inside and put Saturday 24th July 2021 in your diary for our 150th anniversary."

Last year's event was attended by a huge number of visitors from around the world including France, Holland, Italy, America, Australia and New Zealand.

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