Young dancers wait for their turn

In Pictures: Huge crowds flock to Burntisland High Games

The sun shone and the crowds turned out in huge number for the return of Burntisland Highland Games.

Tuesday, 19th July 2022, 12:47 pm

The first gathering since 2019 co-incided with the hottest day of the year, and that meant a bumper turnout in town.

The organisers were also delighted with how the day went as the world’s second oldest Highland Games returned after a two-year enforced pandemic break.

Organised by a team of volunteers, the event featured all the traditional competitors – athletes, heavyweights, cyclists and dancers.

The day began with a reception for Burntisland exiles returning for the day.

A parade then followed along the High Street to the games arena on the Links.

Fiona Sword, co-secretary, said: “It was a great day. The crowds were fantastic, and we had the biggest entrance of competitors for many years.

"It was a real boost for the town, and the competitors all enjoyed themselves.

"Everyone left with smiles on their faces.”

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