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Nairn Games to make a comeback following two-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic

By Donald Wilson

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People can look foward to the strength events.
People can look foward to the strength events.

The Nairn Games will return next year after a two-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The volunteer committee held its first meeting in over a year last month and convener Sandra Ross said planning is already in full swing for the gathering at the Links on Saturday, August 20.

"It’s been a difficult time for everyone and I’m sure Nairnites all over the world will be delighted to hear the Games will be returning," she said.

"It’s a very special event on the Nairn calendar and by giving this early notice – unless of course there are any major changes with Covid – it will give exiles the chance to plan ahead and book their holidays to come home for games day, when they can catch up with friends and family, many of whom they will not have seen since the start of the pandemic."

"We will be expecting a full show of dancers, pipers, athletes and pipe bands, though we anticipate things might be organised slightly differently due to Covid rules and regulations.

"But the good news is we will be back and our committee will be working hard to ensure everything is in place so we are organised.

"It’s nice to be able to say ‘See you at the Games’ again!" she added.

The Nairn Games were first held in 1867 and have been held annually ever since, with the exception of the war years and Covid in 2020 and 2021.

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