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Pandemic cancels Meldrum Sports for another year

By Kirsty Brown

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The organisers behind a popular north-east event have announced this morning that it has once again been cancelled.

Meldrum Sports draws heavy event competitors from across the country.
Meldrum Sports draws heavy event competitors from across the country.

As with many other events Oldmeldrum Sports and Highland Games was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and today it has been revealed that this year's event has also been cancelled.

In a statement posted on Facebook the event organisers wrote: "While it wasn’t a decision we wanted to make, it was the only responsible decision we could make.

"Who thought that in March last year we would still be in this position a year later?

"Great strides are being made with the delivery of the vaccines, but the rollout simply won’t be fast enough for society to return to anywhere near where we need to be to make the Sports secure physically and financially.

"Although there’s light at the tunnel we all still need to stick to the rules so that we don’t have to consider cancelling the Sports again next year."

Next year's event has been scheduled for June 18.

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