Robbie’s Park in Newburgh, Fife, is the place to be this afternoon for the 2017 Newburgh Highland Games.
The Newburgh Higland Games are being held for the first time since 2010, previous games having been cancelled at short notice due to bad weather. This year there is renewed local interest and enthusiasm to keep this long tradition running and weather permitting will take place this afternoon.
The traditional date for the Newburgh Games is the third Saturday in June, which dates back to an ancient royal charter for a local market and celebration on that day. The games are scheduled to begin at 12.30. There is parking nearby for those coming by car. There are bus links from Perth, Cupar and Glenrothes. (Newburgh is campaigning to re-open its railway station so there may be another way to travel here in the future!)
(Preview courtesy of the Newburgh Highland Games website.)
Events include running, cycling, heavy weights, light field and highland dance. There’s also the Scottish 4800 Cycle Championship and trade stalls, children’s stalls, food stalls and a refreshment tent combine to make the event a great day out for all the family.
Games start at 12.30pm.
Admission is on the day.