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Let the sun shine for a great Games day in Burntisland

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Exiles reception and Burntisland Highland Games
Burntisland & District Pipe Band
Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

Burntisland Exiles reception and Burntisland Highland Games Burntisland & District Pipe Band Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

 

Organisers are hoping the sun will shine on the Links for the annual Burntisland Highland Games on Monday.

A healthy entry of competitors for the dancing, athletics, heavy events and the popular Binn Hill Race is expected once again this year.

More than 100 dancers from as far afield as Canada, America, Australia and across Scotland have registered.

There are also a number of athletes and cyclists who have signed up for the many track and field events which will take place at the 362nd Burntisland Highland Games.

David Jeffrey, Games chieftain and president, is hoping for a good start to Games day with the Exiles reception, hosted by Burntisland Community Council in association with The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain.

It will take place in the town’s Burgh Chambers at 11.00 a.m. when David, local councillors and this year’s Burntisland Citizen of the Year Frances Allan, will welcome back former Burntisland residents returning to their roots for the biggest day on the calendar.

He said: “This will be my seventh year as chieftain and I am looking forward to it.

“The Exiles reception will be followed by the march down to the Games arena for the opening at noon.

“We are all hoping for good weather on the day.”

The parade will follow the Exiles reception, leaving the Burgh Chambers at 11.45 a.m. and heading to the Games arena on the Links.

David and his wife Janice are very involved in the organising.

Janice is in charge of the hospitality and Anna Bain in charge of the dancing, while Don Campbell remains as handicapper.

David added: “We go down to the arena on Sunday morning to start setting up everything and we are there again early on Monday morning to get the sound system set 
up.”

Anyone wanting to volunteer should contact David on (01592) 873251.

Meanwhile, police in Kirkcaldy are asking the public 
to consider taking public transport on Monday as 
parking may be difficult with the number of visitors expected.

 

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