Highland Dancers and Tug of War teams proved a hit in Stonehaven on Sunday after the Highland games had to be cancelled due to bad weather.
The organising committee made the difficult decision to cancel the games after heavy rain over night on Thursday left Mackie Academy’s playing fields a washout.
Roger Barnett chair of the organising committee said the decision was a tough call on Friday morning.
He said: “We had to cancel as we had four inches of water in the car park. It was a regrettable decision and situation to be in but we had to take a decision. We have a great working relationship with Mackie and going ahead would have ruined their pitches. We made the decision based on Met Office info. The next games will be in 2016.”
The Highland dancing that was supposed to take place at the games was moved indoors in the gym hall at Mackie Academy. The Tug of War Championships which had teams from all across Scotland coming to take part was moved to Redcloak the home to Mackie Rugby Team (for full results and pictures of the Tug of War Championships turn to page 46).
The Stonehaven Highland Games has had a bad run in recent history having been cancelled in 2012 due to flooding and waterlogged field at Mineralwell Park. The games were also cancelled in 2013 for ‘operational reasons’ before coming back with a new committee last year much to the delight of resident who called last years games the ‘biggest’ yet.
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