Cornhill Highland Games, which was planned to take place on Saturday 5 June in Cornhill by Banff, has been cancelled.
The volunteer committee made the unanimous decision in respect of ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19.
Cornhill Highland Games Chairman, James Gregg, said: “It is with much disappointment that we have taken the decision to cancel the 2021 Cornhill Highland Games. Despite the positive advances being made with vaccinations, there remains a great deal of uncertainty and unknowns in the months ahead and it was therefore deemed unfeasible to continue with this year’s event.”
He continued, “It takes a great deal of time and planning for our volunteer committee to organise and host the Games, and we must be realistic about timescales and the challenges that Covid-19 continues to pose. We want to deliver an event that is safe and enjoyable for all to attend and we do not feel that is possible in 2021. The safety and wellbeing of our volunteers, competitors, attendees and the local community must take priority.”
Organisers will now turn their attention to 2022 to bring together a packed programme of traditional Highland Games events, Highland dancing, children’s activities, crafts, stalls and catering.
The next Cornhill Highland Games will now take place on Saturday 4 June 2022.