Rain and un­fore­seen cir­cum­stances can­cel Camp­bel­town High­land Games

‘Apolo­gies to ev­ery­one who was look­ing for­ward to at­tend­ing’

Campbeltown Courier - - SPORT -

This year’s Camp­bel­town High­land Games has been can­celled. Or­gan­is­ers is­sued a state­ment on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon which read: ‘Due to the heavy rain and other cir­cum­stances out­with our con­trol we’ve had to take the un­for­tu­nate de­ci­sion to can­cel.’

Re­peat

Sched­uled to take place at Mead­ows Play­ing Field to­mor­row (Satur­day), the event was sup­posed to be a re­peat of last year where speed and strength were tested de­spite driz­zle and grey skies. Tra­di­tional heavy events such as the caber toss and tug o’ war, as well as ath­letic events, in­clud­ing 100m and 200m races, took place while Kin­tyre Schools Pipe Band and High­land dancers from James McCorkin­dale’s School of Danc­ing en­ter­tained spec­ta­tors. The state­ment con­cluded: ‘Apolo­gies to ev­ery­one who was look­ing for­ward to at­tend­ing.’

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Camp­bell O’May makes a mad dash for the fin­ish line af­ter break­ing free from his part­ner in last year’s three-legged race.

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Boys set off in a flat race in 2017.

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The tyre pull fea­tured in last year’s event.

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