Hopes are high the games can begin in 2021

The Scottish Highland Games Association held their annual general meeting by Zoom owing to the current Covid restrictions, writes Shane Fenton.
Vlad Tulacek of the Czech Republic with the caber at a recent Markinch Games (Pic by Nige Hutchison.)Vlad Tulacek of the Czech Republic with the caber at a recent Markinch Games (Pic by Nige Hutchison.)
Vlad Tulacek of the Czech Republic with the caber at a recent Markinch Games (Pic by Nige Hutchison.)

Despite the uncertainty of what the situation might be next summer, it hasn’t stopped the individual member games setting their 2021 dates.

The first of the Fife members to be pencilled in is the Markinch Highland Games on its traditional first Sunday in June date which in 2021 will be the 6th.

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The John Dixon Park event will be followed on Sunday, June 20 with the Cupar Games in the Duffus Park.

Six days later the circuit moves along the road to Ceres on Saturday, June 26.

Into July and Saturday 3 will see Thornton’s annual gathering in the Memorial Park.

The first Monday of the Fife trades holiday fortnight has become the date set in stone for the Burntisland Highland Games on the Links which next year will be the July 19. Station Park on Sunday, July 25 is the date for the ever popular St Andrews Games with the curtain coming down on the Fife SHGA season on Saturday, August 7 with the Inverkeithing Highland Games on the Ballast Bank.

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The Bowhill Highland Games, which was revived for 2020 but also cancelled, will go ahead on Sunday, September 12 at Wallsgreen Park.

The SHGA general council elections took place and Shane Fenton (Markinch) and Adam Crawford (Thornton) will represent Fife for the next three years.

Ian Grieve (St Andrews) continues as secretary.

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