THE Mey Highland Games, which would have marked its 50th anniversary this year, has been cancelled for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The games committee issued a statement expressing its "great sadness" at having to make the decision.
The statement said: "It is with regret that we are announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Mey Highland Games. The committee has taken this decision following careful consideration of the current pandemic and government guidelines.
"Although the games were not scheduled to take place until August 1, given that our event involves international travel and large crowds we feel the most responsible decision is to cancel.
"We do so with great sadness, especially given that 2020 is our 50th anniversary year.
"However, we take heart from the fact that we have already lined up some wonderful new additions for an extra-special Mey Highland Games and we now have an additional year to make the 2021 event the best ever.
Published: 2020-04-10 20:12:15