Luss Highland Games cancelled
LUSS Highland Games has been cancelled this weekend due to bad weather, it has been announced today.
Organisers for the event took the decision after an inspection of Luss Games Field on Wednesday night (July 4) and a look ahead to the forecast for Saturday (July 7) which predicts further heavy rain.
The exceptionally wet weather throughout the area over the past week and the weekends forecast forced officials to make the tough decision.
The event which was due to take place this Saturday is one of Scotland's oldest and biggest events at Loch Lomond attracting thousands of visitors every year.
It brings together traditional Highland Heavy events, athletics and cycling races as well as Highland dancing and piping competitions, fun for all the family.
And this year's games was to see the return of the Piobaireachd Competition, with solo pipers competing for the new "Cuach Nan Creagadair" cup.
With this tradition being revived for this years games, it was expected that it would attract top class and younger competitors from across the area to participate in this unique form of music.
The event is not being rescheduled but organisers hope that next year's games will make up for it being cancelled this year.
This article appeared in Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter 05 Jul 12
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