Inveraray Games 2021 called off

Polish heavy athlete Lukasz Wenta won the last George Hotel-sponsored World Caber Championship at Inveraray Games in 2019. Photo: Kevin McGlynn.

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For the second year running, the coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of Inveraray Highland Games.

The colourful and hugely popular event in the shadow of Inveraray Castle is traditionally held on the second Tuesday each July, but the 2020 event was called off in the initial wave of the pandemic.

Announcing the cancellation of the 2021 games on its website and social media channels, the organising committee said: ‘It is with huge disappointment and regret that we confirm the cancellation of Inveraray Highland Games 2021, in line with current guidelines surrounding the Covid-19 virus.

‘We send everyone our best wishes, and look forward to seeing you all in 2022.’