Rain and unforeseen circumstances cancel Campbeltown Highland Games
‘Apologies to everyone who was looking forward to attending’
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.’
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.’
Campbell O’May makes a mad dash for the finish line after breaking free from his partner in last year’s three-legged race.
Boys set off in a flat race in 2017.
The tyre pull featured in last year’s event.