Jul 11 2012 by Donald Morton, Stirling Observer Wednesday
SCOTLAND’S sodden summer has already put paid to a number of high-profile events with the latest locally being last weekend’s Doune and Dunblane Show and Stirling Highland Games.
But hopes are high that one of the country’s longest-running events will take place on Saturday – the 156th Famous Alva Games.
Regular updates on the games’ website have been keeping people informed over the past few days.
Yesterday (Tuesday) it said: “Regular inspections of the arena and track are being undertaken by the Clerk of the Course.
“As of now, there are no concerns about the state of the track or the surrounding areas. The track will be inspected on a daily basis from now until games day.”
This year a group of youngsters from the Wee County’s twin area of Vendargues in southern France will be in attendance as the games are being held on the 223rd anniversary of the French national day, Bastille Day.