Highland Games

The 2020 Alaska Scottish Highland Games

It is with heavy hearts that the Alaskan Scottish Club Board of Directors announces the cancellation of the 2020 Alaska Scottish Highland Games, which was to be held on June 27th at the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer.

The ASC Board of Directors and Executive Director actively monitored the evolving COVID-19 situation over the past few months before making this decision. We were, at first, cautiously optimistic about having the Games this year; however, the risk to people’s health and the financial impact they are experiencing cannot be ignored. We recognize it is not our place to guarantee people’s health and well being en masse, only to mitigate risks inherent in the Highland Games. These are interesting times, and given the lead time it takes to plan an event of this scale, we feel it prudent to hold our powder until next year when we can celebrate in true Scottish fashion.

We want to express our sincere appreciation to all those involved with our games and for their past and continued support. The Alaska Scottish Highland Games is run by a proud group of volunteers dedicated to celebrating and sharing the Scottish culture and traditions with Alaskans. In the meantime, we will ration the whiskey and be hard at work planning next year’s games. To that end, we invite you to join us the last weekend in June 2021!

As always, we will bring up World-Class Professional Athletes, musicians, and judges. We pledge, to our supporters and spectators, to provide activities and entertainment aplenty for the young and the old alike.

We have begun the process of reaching out to those who have already signed up for the 2020 games to issue refunds. If you have not heard from us, we apologize. You will be hearing from us soon.

If you have questions, please contact our Executive Director, Jeni McDaniel jeni@alaskanscottish.org

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