• Sam Ross

Pitlochry Highland Games 2020 Cancelled

Making the announcement, Games Chieftain, Charles Butter said;  "The Games Committee had to take the disappointing but inevitable decision to cancel this year’s event. Although Pitlochry is the last major Highland Games of the season, it is evident that the continuing pandemic and Government guidance makes it impossible for us to hold our Games."

Pitlochry Games usually see an audience of over 4,000 visitors who flock to the town’s recreation ground on the second Saturday in September hoping to see records broken by some of the 1,500 competitors.

Apart from the two world wars of the 20th century, Pitlochry Highland Games has never been cancelled since its inception in 1852.

Mr Butter added. ‘I very much hope that life returns to some sort of normality next year when we can welcome the visitors and athletes back to continue the proud sporting tradition of Pitlochry Highland Games."

The date for next year is 11th September 2021.


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