Sinking feeling as stone skimming event is cancelled

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Covid has cancelled Easdale’s famous world stone skimming championship – again.

Dates for the event that normally attracts skimmers from around the globe had already been announced for this September but the ‘continuous and continuing’ impact of Covid has taken its toll once more.

A spokesperson for the championships said: ‘It is with great regret that I have to tell you that due to the continuous and continuing impact of Covid on the organisation, we have had to cancel the World Stone Skimming Championship 2022 and are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.’

The announcement of calling it off for 2022 stirred up disappointment on Facebook for many would-be attendees.

One comment read: ‘The Highland Games are back on, the Seil Scarecrow Week is back on, surely the stone skimming can restart.’

Another said: ‘It’s such a shame.’