Jul 20 2012 by Donald Morton, Stirling Observer Friday
SCOTLAND’S summer weather has spelled disaster for a number of highland games and agricultural shows.
Stirling Highland Games and the Doune and Dunblane Show fell foul of the heavy rain recently, which led to them to being postponed.
Last weekend, the Alva Games went ahead in between showers and next weekend, Callander Highland Games organisers are confident that their annual event will go ahead.
The games are run by Callander and District Round Table and the charity group’s chairman Tim Warbrick, said: “We are determined to put Callander Highland Games on July 28 and 29. Every year the games bring visitors to Callander and raise money for local charities and good causes.
“Everyone who puts the games on has volunteered their time without getting paid and they are all determined to make sure the games happen.
“After all this rain and with other events having been cancelled, we think people deserve the chance to have a good day out and see world-class highland games athletes in action.
“We have been working on the field, getting it ready for the games and it’s in really good condition despite all the rain.
“Now that we’re promised some warm weather we know the Callander Highland Games will be a show to make Callander proud.” Tickets for Callander Highland Games can be bought on line at www.callanderhighlandgames.co.uk where exclusive weekend and family tickets can be bought.
All tickets bought in advance are discounted.
The line up for this year’s Callander Highland Games can also be found on the website.
It features male and female athletes from nine countries including Scotland’s Gregor Edmunds, Sinclair Patience and Gary Hagen, together with Ladies World Highland Games Champion Adrienne Blewitt from the USA.
The games will go ahead at Camp Place Fields, Geisher Road from 1pm on both days.