Oban Games cancelled but options being explored

The Argyllshire Gathering march in 2017

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Organisers of the Argyllshire Gathering’s Oban Games have cancelled the main event in August but are exploring ways to stage some events.

The summer spectacular was  scheduled to take place at the Mossfield Stadium on Thursday August 27.

A statement said: ‘It is with deep regret that following a meeting of the stewards of the Argyllshire Gathering, it has been decided that the 2020 Oban Games cannot be staged in their usual form, by reason of the pandemic.

‘While that is obviously extremely disappointing, the stewards are looking at innovative options and ways in which an event could be staged that would involve the whole of the town, as well as the school.

‘As matters are constantly evolving, the stewards are meeting regularly to discuss options and they hope to make a positive statement in the near future. They will, of course, be guided by the appropriate advice at the time.’

The Argyllshire Gathering was formed in 1871 to bring together the families of Argyll.