Jul 27 2012 by Donald Morton, Stirling Observer Friday
THE cancellation of next weekend’s Bridge of Allan Highland Games means it’s the latest local event to be hit by Scotland’s appalling summer weather.
It joins Stirling Highland Games and the Doune and Dunblane Agricultural Show which both fell foul of the heavy rain recently, leading to their postponement.
The Alva Games went ahead in between showers – and tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday, the crowds will be heading to the Trossachs for the annual Callander Highland Games.
The games are run by Callander and District Round Table and the charity group’s chairman Tim Warbrick said: “Every year the games bring visitors to Callander and raise money for local charities and good causes.
“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.”
Among those lining up in the heavy events are 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.
The funfair which accompanies Bridge of Allan Games has also been postponed.
It was believed the fair would go ahead but a spokesperson confirmed its cancellation on Wednesday.